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by High Peak
Sun May 30, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Wedding at Westminster
Replies: 6
Views: 272

Re: Wedding at Westminster

Some reactions and attempts to explain here......though I do not find any of the "explanations" in the least persuasive.


https://www.thetablet.co.uk/news/14185/ ... -cathedral
by High Peak
Sat May 29, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Wedding at Westminster
Replies: 6
Views: 272

Wedding at Westminster

Can anyone tell me why Boris Johnson and Carrie Symmonds were permitted to be married at Westminster Cathedral.
by High Peak
Wed May 26, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgy
Replies: 11
Views: 1157

Re: Liturgy

People may have been more amenable towards rules made by a competent and honest government. Absolutely! I don't want to dwell on this issue too much - this is, after all, meant to be about liturgy - but I was in Manchester Royal Infirmary (yet again} today. Even there the number of people displayin...
by High Peak
Mon May 24, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgy
Replies: 11
Views: 1157

Re: Liturgy

Oops , every time people bend the rules or break them, we all suffer as a consequence. If people had consistently behaved themselves over the past 14 months, we'd be a lot further on in the process of exiting the restrictions than we actually are. The people who have tried to wiggle round, or have ...
by High Peak
Wed Apr 21, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The Great Awakening
Replies: 12
Views: 866

Re: The Great Awakening

https://youtu.be/SyBEMRyt6Qg Nice tune. Nice performance. Stupid sentiment! Those who selfishly and ignorantly disregard (temporary) restrictions are prolonging the pandemic and share in the respnsibility of countless, needless deaths. Civil liberties and mental health are, of course, crucially imp...
by High Peak
Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Coronavirus: Singing 'no more risky than talking'.......
Replies: 3
Views: 1696

Coronavirus: Singing 'no more risky than talking'.......

..........at a similar volume.

This article was on BBC news today.

It does seem to suggest that plainchant is safer than a rousing sing. :)


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-53853961
by High Peak
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Bishops Conference Guidelines for the Celebration of Public Mass
Replies: 4
Views: 2403

Re: Bishops Conference Guidelines for the Celebration of Public Mass

A draft copy of this document read....... " Until further instruction is given on singing, there should be no congregational singing at Mass. A soloist or cantor is permitted as long as there is supplementary mitigation of risk, such as a persplex screen or face covering, to prevent aerosol transmis...
by High Peak
Sun May 03, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The German experience
Replies: 2
Views: 2173

The German experience

Churches in Germany were allowed to open today. But, as well restrictions on the numbers allowed to attend, singing was banned as it creates a greater risk of spreading Covid-19. :(
by High Peak
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Diocesan youth celebrations
Replies: 6
Views: 6581

Re: Diocesan youth celebrations

Schools tend towards the 'happy clappy' because it's closer to children's culture. So, as organist says, they learn a very limited style of repertoire and they tend to look upon this dumbed-down fare as being music for small children: so they lose interest in it once they go to secondary school. No...
by High Peak
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Involving visitors - music of First Holy Communion
Replies: 19
Views: 14769

Re: Involving visitors - music of First Holy Communion

This morning I assisted with the music for a First Holy Communion Mass in a neighbouring parish. About 12 minutes before Mass was due to start, the PP took command in quelling the loud conversation in the unusually-full church by commencing a decade of the Rosary along with other devotional prayers....
by High Peak
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: And breathe......
Replies: 6
Views: 6755

Re: And breathe......

alan29 wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:23 am
We have a bishop who never ever lets the final note of a song die before leaping in with what he has to say. Just plain bad manners in my book.
And makes everything unnecessarily rushed, detracting from the dignity of the celebration.
by High Peak
Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 220
Views: 123276

Re: Liturgical Tourism

Encouraged to do so on another thread, here is an account of my experience of liturgy in Malta over the Triduum. We attended the Triduum liturgies at one church and Sunday morning at another. The Triduum music seemed to be run by a youth group (in their 20s) and was all praise & worship in style. Al...
by High Peak
Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The wickedness of face cream
Replies: 150
Views: 108666

Re: The wickedness of face cream

Would you like to tell us about them, HP? If they don't belong on this thread they could surely fit under "Liturgical Tourism". I am building up to doing so - I need a little time to give a measured account. :wink: Sufficient to say at the moment that it was not an overwhelmingly positive experience.
by High Peak
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Easter Vigil - when did you start and finish?
Replies: 43
Views: 27044

Re: Easter Vigil - when did you start and finish?

We started at 8.30 when it was still light outside. It got darker during the Exultet. That isn't quite what is meant to happen, is it? No,indeed it isn't....... "The entire celebration of the Easter Vigil takes place at night. It should not begin before nightfall; it should end before daybreak on S...