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by mcb
Fri Feb 06, 2004 12:36 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Christian Initiation
Replies: 35
Views: 21196

Re: Ballo in Maschera

If, like me, the rest of you didn't know what "onomastic" means, it applies to a signature when the body of the text is in another's handwriting. Do what, Dot? "Onomastic, ADJECTIVE: 1. Of, relating to, or explaining a name or names. 2. Of or relating to onomastics. ETYMOLOGY: French onomastique, f...
by mcb
Thu Feb 05, 2004 5:47 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Christian Initiation
Replies: 35
Views: 21196

Second question: anyone out there from Salford, who can tell us what is happening with children's initiation in that diocese these days? The pattern established when Patrick Kelly was Bishop was: Confirmation first, at Pentecost in 'year 2', i.e. aged 7 or nearly; First Communion on Easter Sunday i...
by mcb
Wed Feb 04, 2004 12:43 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: New Organ in church
Replies: 27
Views: 15268

Having them scattered around the building isn't a good idea anyway. Beg to differ. Organ purists will say this because a real pipe organ can't distribute the sound all round the building the way you can with speakers. But I reckon the distributed sound is much more supportive of congregational part...
by mcb
Wed Feb 04, 2004 12:38 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: New Organ in church
Replies: 27
Views: 15268

Hmm... I guess I have a right of reply to all that, but I don't want to wash dirty linen in public. Suffice to say that (i) the old organist certainly wasn't "more or less thrown out"; (ii) the reasons for choosing the new instrument weren't that the old one "was costing more to maintain than it wou...