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by PhloridaPhil
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Washing feet
Replies: 2
Views: 519

Re: Washing feet

In 1998 the Liverpool community of L'Arche visited Iona. Foot-washing is a frequent liturgical activity for this community. It was later published in HOLY GROUND edited by Helen Boothroyd and Neil Paynter and published by Wild Goose Publications. I was so impressed by this that I repeated it at a wo...
by PhloridaPhil
Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The Best Narthex in Christendom
Replies: 10
Views: 1765

Re: The Best Narthex in Christendom

The best narthex I have found is that for St Timothy's Church in Lutz, Tampa Florida. It is almost as large a space as the church (in-the-round) itself. But on entering it the space is mostly clear save a few sumptuous sofas. It must work wonderfully as a ritual gathering space. On other occasions i...
by PhloridaPhil
Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Responsorial Psalm
Replies: 21
Views: 3530

Re: Responsorial Psalm

I too bemoan the fact that the Red Collins psalm book is no longer published. I have two copies myself and often dip into these if we need something simple. Otherwise I use psalms written by several composers (including myself) and from several sources. I have never found one source alone to be sati...
by PhloridaPhil
Thu May 04, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Easter Octave
Replies: 5
Views: 1674

Re: Easter Octave

I am aware of what the Missal says but it does seem something of an anomaly. On all other Solemnities the Creed is said whether it be Sunday or weekday. When you celebrate an octave of Solemnities it is only Sunday?
by PhloridaPhil
Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: International Hymn Choices
Replies: 7
Views: 1705

International Hymn Choices

I began several (3)of this morning's 4 Masses with a setting of Joncas' fine hymn text 'Three Days' to the Gustav Holst tune which UK folk will know as 'I vow to thee my country'. I mused that I had to travel to USA to play this great tune whereas while I was in UK I found no real liturgical use of ...
by PhloridaPhil
Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Easter Octave
Replies: 5
Views: 1674

Easter Octave

The week between Easter Sunday and the following 'Divine Mercy' Sunday is the Easter Octave. I have often heard it described as a 'week of Sundays.' This being the case and since Sunday is a Solemnity should we not also be reciting/singing the Creed in addition to the double alleluias at weekday Mas...
by PhloridaPhil
Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:12 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Drowning them in the Sea
Replies: 5
Views: 1636

Drowning them in the Sea

My knee jerk reaction this year (in USA) was to go straight from the 3rd reading into the Canticle without the 'The Word of the Lord'. This had been my UK practice but in USA it seems that the flow is broken up by having the dialogue after 'it was then that they sang this song'. Can someone help me ...
by PhloridaPhil
Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:06 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Litany of the Saints
Replies: 16
Views: 4503

Re: Litany of the Saints

Hare, are you sure?

It's been so long since I've not experienced a baptism at the Vigil, I can't remember but I suspect one still blesses water (and thereby the font).
by PhloridaPhil
Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:02 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Easter Alleluia
Replies: 11
Views: 2494

Re: Easter Alleluia

We use the plainsong alleluia to mark its return and then use Bob Hurd's Dedication/Easter alleluia with the three verses.

Thanks Paul for your note on the same pitch for the Lumen Christi. With the Deacon assigned to the task it makes no difference as he has no apparent pitch memory!
by PhloridaPhil
Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:50 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Easter Sunday morning Masses
Replies: 17
Views: 3994

Re: Easter Sunday morning Masses

Our Vigil started at 8.30pm and finished at 11.40pm with 25 people received. Then one of the deacons approached me to ask me to play for a wedding . This was immediatey after the Vigil, the bride being one of those received! I was back at 5.30am for the 6am 'Sunrise ' Mass and the usual Sunday seque...
by PhloridaPhil
Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Singing the Sunday Mass psalm
Replies: 12
Views: 3744

Re: Singing the Sunday Mass psalm

In USA there are plenty of folk with the musical skills and confidence. What they seem to lack is an awareness that it is the word of God. Priests rarely give it this significance by preaching on the psalm and few cantors recognise that the text could be their own prayer arising from a lived experie...
by PhloridaPhil
Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The Baptism of the Lord
Replies: 11
Views: 2771

Re: The Baptism of the Lord

I think the epiphany should be epiphanies. Year A sticks with the magi but other years widen in to include baptism and the marriage feast, I think. In any case we did get bits of the baptism the following Sunday... or at least we did in what is soon to be Trumpton!
by PhloridaPhil
Sat May 14, 2016 6:14 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Gloria
Replies: 13
Views: 4700

Gloria

I was surprised to discover that the US Bishops have drawn attention to the desire in the Roman Missal third edition to use the Gloria more frequently than had been the case. Sacramental celebrations of marriage and confirmation will now be among those to be accompanied by the Gloria (even in Lent/A...
by PhloridaPhil
Sat Feb 06, 2016 4:39 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Saturday evening Masses
Replies: 9
Views: 3771

Re: Saturday evening Masses

Over here in Florida we currently 1ave two Vigil Masses and like all eight weekend and Feast Day Masses (except weekday 6.30am!) there is music provided by yours truly. Here the fact that Mass might be quiet is anathema and even at weekday Masses they sing (without accompaniment) the opening song, A...
by PhloridaPhil
Sat Jan 09, 2016 4:55 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Musical accompaniment on Good Friday
Replies: 32
Views: 9015

Re: Musical accompaniment on Good Friday

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