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by Keraulophon
Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Hymns that conflict with Catholic doctrine.
Replies: 50
Views: 17281

Re: Hymns that conflict with Catholic doctrine.

At the recent "Adoremus" congress, on 8 September, Bishop Robert Barron, in one of his keynote addresses picked out the one line in the hymn, “Not in some heaven light years away,” and criticised it on the basis that that heaven is not light years away but is very close to us in the Eucharist. Perha...
by Keraulophon
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Services of Word and Communion in the absence of a priest.
Replies: 13
Views: 345

Re: Services of Word and Communion in the absence of a priest.

Some months ago, I discovered by chance that - after taking place for a decade or more - weekday services with distribution of Communion had ceased in my parish, even when a neighbouring deacon was available to preside. Regular attendees are of the opinion that this ban had followed the arrival of a...
by Keraulophon
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Antiphonal Singing of Latin Plainchant Mass Settings
Replies: 10
Views: 1215

Re: Antiphonal Singing of Latin Plainchant Mass Settings

Singing at Sunday's (14 Oct.) Canonisation Mass at St Peter's was antiphonal in the extreme - I suspect adopted as a way of working with the vast crowd of people from many nations, rather than from a desire to exhibit a preference. An excellent Order of Service was provided, but no effort was made t...
by Keraulophon
Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Music for Papal Mass in Phoenix Park, Dublin
Replies: 15
Views: 1702

Re: Music for Papal Mass in Phoenix Park, Dublin

The criteria for election are listed as "In choosing music, the Liturgy Committee has prioritised repertoire that maximises congregational involvement, drawing on the “Sing the Mass” publication and including works by Irish composers so that our native culture is well represented."
by Keraulophon
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 214
Views: 59884

Re: Liturgical Tourism

Of course, I'm delighted that those responsible for the current non-Latin texts have decided to use inclusve language for once and admit that non-mascuine persons may be "of goodwill". However, if we are going to examine the minutiae, they'd have had a good excuse in the Gloria, because hominibus is...
by Keraulophon
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 214
Views: 59884

Re: Liturgical Tourism

Curious that those responsible for the current English language text for the Mass actually used the inclusive term "people" in that phrase, as opposed to their usual preference for "men".
by Keraulophon
Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Digital Organ in St Peter's causing controversy?
Replies: 1
Views: 629

Digital Organ in St Peter's causing controversy?

Steven Markovitz of Allen Organs posts a Tablet Blog on 29 January - "Digital organs are the future - it's time to end the schism".

www.thetablet.co.uk/blogs/1/1128/digita ... the-schism
by Keraulophon
Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: First communion music
Replies: 40
Views: 8793

Re: First communion music

Yes, of course, the Catechism of the Church is clear about this. "[1669] Sacramentals derive from the baptismal priesthood: every baptized person is called to be a "blessing," and to bless. Hence lay people may preside at certain blessings; the more a blessing concerns ecclesial and sacramental life...
by Keraulophon
Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: First communion music
Replies: 40
Views: 8793

Re: First communion music

Deacons can legimately impart certain blessings; Eucharistic MInisters cannot. They can however, like any Christian, request God to look with favour upon people.
by Keraulophon
Sun Jul 24, 2016 5:27 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: How accessible is your church?
Replies: 16
Views: 12271

Re: How accessible is your church?

We made alterations to the church a few years ago that involved re-arranging the toilets. The local authority then required at least one to be suited to disabled use and came and inspected it after completion. (They then required the white walls to be painted grey to provide contrast to the white su...
by Keraulophon
Sat Oct 24, 2015 11:46 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Sion Community
Replies: 2
Views: 1611

Re: Sion Community

We had their team(s) 8 years ago. Very much led by laity, with a priest just a team member. Great time for the community to find out new ways of praying, celebrating and studying Scripture. You get a visit a year ahead and a chance to tell them what your community seems to need; than a week of home ...
by Keraulophon
Wed Sep 30, 2015 7:00 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The Holy Year of Mercy - are we doing anything?
Replies: 17
Views: 6630

Re: The Holy Year of Mercy - are we doing anything?

I am told that my pp said a week or two back the he expected to receive guidance by mid October.
by Keraulophon
Sun Sep 27, 2015 5:44 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: "Thou shalt sing at Mass"
Replies: 9
Views: 3251

Re: "Thou shalt sing at Mass"

One of our organists postulates that people are more likely to sing when the organ is played at maximum volume ... ... because they then think that others cannot hear their mistakes or observe their inability to simg in tune!
by Keraulophon
Sun Sep 27, 2015 5:40 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The Preparation of the Gifts is not usually an appropriate p
Replies: 31
Views: 9320

Re: The Preparation of the Gifts is not usually an appropria

Is there sometimes confusion between the Procession with Gifts and the Preparation of Gifts? In the latter case most mass books have the comment that the "Blessed be God Forever" dialogue may be omitted if there is singing - no mention of there perhaps being instrumental music. (And, of co...