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by mcb
Fri Jan 16, 2015 10:40 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Reception by eucharistic ministers
Replies: 10
Views: 4241

Re: Reception by eucharistic ministers

GIRM 162 says this: These ministers should not approach the altar before the Priest has received Communion, and they are always to receive from the hands of the Priest Celebrant the vessel containing the species of the Most Holy Eucharist for distribution to the faithful. A restrictive reading of t...
by mcb
Wed Nov 26, 2014 1:15 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: best picks for the First Sunday Advent
Replies: 49
Views: 15569

Re: best picks for the First Sunday Advent

Also O Wisdom, source of harmony by Damian Lundy.
by mcb
Tue Nov 25, 2014 2:05 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Help please! - Advent Matins Responsory
Replies: 4
Views: 3462

Re: Help please! - Advent Matins Responsory

It's obviously unfashionbly archaic, and I question it's accuracy ("Lift up your heads. O ye gates" - ? - even my Latin is good enough to know that "portas" is not vocative!) Different versions of the Bible have Lift up your heads, O ye gates or Lift up your gates, O ye princes ...
by mcb
Tue Nov 25, 2014 1:44 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: New Prefect for CDWDS announced
Replies: 5
Views: 2767

Re: New Prefect for CDWDS announced

He is thought to be traditionalist in his views, and is sympathetic to the Extraordinary Form I don't know that he is really either. No sign of being a traditionalist in the headbanger SSPX-sympathiser sense. He's a social and doctrinal conservative, which is something quite different - he had plen...
by mcb
Mon Nov 10, 2014 3:52 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: SSG Winter Assembly 15th November 2014 - Come and Sing!
Replies: 3
Views: 2441

SSG Winter Assembly 15th November 2014 - Come and Sing!

This is a cordial invitation to singers to come and join the scratch choir for the SSG Annual Mass, part of the Winter Assembly taking place in Coventry on Friday 14th & Saturday 15th November 2014. Apologies to be advertising so late - I seem to have been thrust into the hot seat at remarkably ...
by mcb
Thu Sep 18, 2014 4:34 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Farewell to uk (as we know it)
Replies: 8
Views: 4692

Re: Farewell to uk (as we know it)

Good luck, Phil. Keep posting to this forum!

Martin
by mcb
Mon Sep 15, 2014 9:07 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Service of rededication/commission of musicians, etc
Replies: 16
Views: 7925

Re: Service of rededication/commission of musicians, etc

High Peak wrote:This is the first draft. Any comments or observations?

Grant that what we sing we may believe in our hearts and show forth in our lives.


Perhaps sing with our lips (or mouths?), which is the usual form of the prayer and preserves the balance with hearts and lives later on.
by mcb
Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:39 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pope Francis moves to suppress liturgical abuses
Replies: 37
Views: 13400

Re: Pope Francis moves to suppress liturgical abuses

The simplicity of the Eucharist given to us by Christ Jesus is quite evident from Scripture. But do we believe the nobility of the Liturgy originates in Christ or in the embellishments added by the Church down the centuries? Sorry, Bob, I don't know what your point is here. Is that a rhetorical que...
by mcb
Mon Aug 04, 2014 12:38 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pope Francis moves to suppress liturgical abuses
Replies: 37
Views: 13400

Re: Pope Francis moves to suppress liturgical abuses

...the thin end of a wedge that can produce plausible arguments to reduce the Liturgy to a simple ceremony of the Word and Eucharist. After all accounts of the Last Supper do not seem to refer to processions, choirs and complex musical repertoire. Surely the Liturgy is a (nobly) simple ceremony of ...
by mcb
Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:22 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Broadcast
Replies: 3
Views: 2328

Re: Broadcast

I think this is the same establishment that regularly sings O for the wings of a dove at Pentecost. As far as Phos Hilaron is concerned, it's always possible to tweak the words, as we do with Simon Lole's version, A Song of the Light . We just change "now as we see the light of evening" to...
by mcb
Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:16 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Ordering of options in GIRM
Replies: 18
Views: 7320

Re: Ordering of options in GIRM

I agree with all that, SC.
by mcb
Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:35 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Ordering of options in GIRM
Replies: 18
Views: 7320

Re: Ordering of options in GIRM

Where I think you can posit an order of priority is in those cases where a paragraph lays out the purpose of a part of the rite, its theological rationale if you like, ... persons who wished to continue to use the great treasury of Gregorian chant at all costs, even if this meant excluding the peop...
by mcb
Thu Dec 12, 2013 1:46 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical blogs
Replies: 3
Views: 2832

Re: Liturgical blogs

Thank you, Howard! Including Howard's, I should add. :-)