Search found 876 matches

by mcb
Mon Feb 09, 2004 12:34 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Top ten hymns
Replies: 23
Views: 12961

Re: Top ten hymns

What are the ten most popular hymns or songs in your church community? ... Popular with your community, that is. Define popular! (i) we sing them the most often; (ii) the assembly sings most lustily; or (iii) we get complaints that we don't sing X often enough. For (i), in no particular order, thes...
by mcb
Fri Feb 06, 2004 9:41 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Christian Initiation
Replies: 35
Views: 22095

Tsume Tsuyu wrote:Btw, Martin, I'm interested in your choice of avatar. As you are not anonymous, is that what you really look like? :)


Well, modesty forbids... but actually yes.

(I think we should get back to Christian Initiation quick before we all get moderated.)

M.
by mcb
Fri Feb 06, 2004 12:36 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Christian Initiation
Replies: 35
Views: 22095

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: 22095

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: 15910

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: 15910

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...