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by alan29
Mon Oct 15, 2007 7:22 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: seeking a genre
Replies: 33
Views: 7288

Worse still, we are to do "Father into your hands" next time and I can't shake the notion of playing it as a foxtrot and inserting 'nicky-nacky-noo-type music' at the end of each phrase _____________________________________________________________ Exactly how we used to play it. I have no ...
by alan29
Fri Oct 12, 2007 8:01 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Good Friday
Replies: 77
Views: 18827

I seem to have set presbyter off on one. I was trying to see whether crux means cross or crucifix as there seems to be a difference of tradition among us about which is used on Good Friday. I thought perhaps the confusion was linguistically based. If I am alarmed and dismayed at turning the clock ba...
by alan29
Thu Oct 11, 2007 7:22 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Good Friday
Replies: 77
Views: 18827

Found an answer to my own question on a site called catholic Doors (or some such.) Frequently Asked Questions regarding GOOD FRIDAY VENERATION OF THE CRUCIFIX Q. 1. What is the Catholic Church teaching regarding Good Friday veneration of the cross/crucifix? Should we venerate a cross or a crucifix? ...
by alan29
Thu Oct 11, 2007 6:50 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Good Friday
Replies: 77
Views: 18827

I have to say, in 50 years of Good Friday liturgies all over the place, I have never seen a cross used. I wonder if the difference in tradition could be down to a simple bit of translation. Does crucis mean a cross, a crucifix or both? My O level Latin has been nailed to its perch, I'm afraid. But I...
by alan29
Tue Oct 09, 2007 1:52 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical text using the word 'wine'
Replies: 4
Views: 1811

Sorry a senior moment. I wonder if it is because in scripture bread is seen as an essential for life - representing all food, but wine is often seen as associated with drunkenness or celebration, the one undesirable, the other not essential for life. The liturgy and the bible both refer to the bread...
by alan29
Tue Oct 09, 2007 8:02 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical text using the word 'wine'
Replies: 4
Views: 1811

Perhaps "Bread" and "Wine" are used in the Liturgy to avoid unfortunate cannibalistic imagery?
Or is that not the point you are making?
Alan
by alan29
Mon Oct 08, 2007 12:20 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Good Friday
Replies: 77
Views: 18827

Gosh, I must be naive. I have always thought that the placing of this text at that point was a stroke of genius, not because it blamed the Jews or anyone else, but because it puts us all in the frame. I always assumed that the Israelites represented us all as recipients of God's goodness. Not one mo...
by alan29
Thu Oct 04, 2007 6:58 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Spiteful drivel
Replies: 22
Views: 7277

To go back even pre Trent, as my Jewish grandad used to say, "enough already."
Alan
by alan29
Wed Oct 03, 2007 1:04 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Spiteful drivel
Replies: 22
Views: 7277

Vile stuff. Why is it so personalised? Having a discussion is one thing, but that stuff is totally revolting. I take heart that while they bang on about "Catholicism" and styles of performance, they hardly ever mention Christianity or prayer or worship.
Alan
by alan29
Sat Sep 29, 2007 4:01 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical HON
Replies: 58
Views: 12708

I think in the end someone in your parish has to make a decision about books, copyright, the morality of photocopying etc. If they will not spend on books, then the only option is to have a diet of public-domain hymns, and mass settings that can be learned by heart. There IS always one other option,...
by alan29
Fri Sep 28, 2007 7:09 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical HON
Replies: 58
Views: 12708

Musicus, thanks for clarifying my meaning - you got it exactly right. "It puzzles (and frustrates) me why folk are so opposed to anything different in church. Do these people never try a new recipe, never watch a new TV programme, never go somewhere different on holiday" I BET they read th...
by alan29
Thu Sep 27, 2007 7:00 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical HON
Replies: 58
Views: 12708

Reginald I agree with you. (Hang on, I must have a lie down in a darkened room!) My memory of the liturgical changes around the Entrance, "Offertory" and Communion chants is that the antiphons in the missal would once again become just that - antiphons that were a refrain for all to sing b...
by alan29
Wed Sep 26, 2007 7:19 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical HON
Replies: 58
Views: 12708

....... would it be the end of the world if we either used the Graduale Romanum, or the Graduale Simplex or better yet (in terms of where we are now), vernacular translations of the same. Now who sets the tune for such translations wouldn't bother me at all __________________________________________...
by alan29
Sat Sep 22, 2007 12:19 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Spiteful drivel
Replies: 22
Views: 7277

Why is that so many of these self proclaimed traditionalists fail so miserably to sound Christian when they try so hard to sound "Catholic?" Can anyone point us in the direction of a Trad blog/site that doesn't come across as *beep* and devoid of love? That apart, the man has launched a dr...
by alan29
Fri Sep 14, 2007 8:09 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Nativity of Our Lord
Replies: 9
Views: 2775

Showing my age, I know, but what is ROFL?
Alan