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by alan29
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: SSG Communications - what the heck is going on?
Replies: 27
Views: 3112

Re: SSG Communications - what the heck is going on?

So many of those sites are hate-filled in their discourse. All in the name of the God of love. I avoid like the plague. The church is Catholic, it has a broad roof and many rooms. People can find the style of worship that suits them whether it is "happy-clappy" family Masses or "smells and bells" Tr...
by alan29
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The Best Narthex in Christendom
Replies: 10
Views: 1089

Re: The Best Narthex in Christendom

One of our parish priests removed the back few rows of pews to create a narthex when our hall was condemned because of asbestos. Fifteen years later it is now happily called "the back of the church" by all. I don't mind a bit of clutter there. Its a sign of a parish where not everyone is either dead...
by alan29
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: SSG Communications - what the heck is going on?
Replies: 27
Views: 3112

Re: SSG Communications - what the heck is going on?

I think declining membership is happening to plenty of other boards. That is certainly the case with others that I haunt.
by alan29
Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Digital Organ in St Peter's causing controversy?
Replies: 1
Views: 420

Re: Digital Organ in St Peter's causing controversy?

There has been quite a discussion about this in Pray Tell.
http://www.praytellblog.com/index.php/2 ... -basilica/
by alan29
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The wickedness of face cream
Replies: 139
Views: 67598

Re: The wickedness of face cream

For some reason last Sundays second reading, about fornication, was repeated this Sunday too.
What is the PP implying?
by alan29
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Living Liturgy
Replies: 2
Views: 629

Re: Living Liturgy

Nick Baty wrote:
Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:40 am
My copy has just arrived. For a CTS publication, it's quite good.
That bad?
by alan29
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: O God of every shining constellation
Replies: 4
Views: 742

Re: O God of every shining constellation

It's somewhere between Geoffrey Beaumont and John Rutter. Paul's a fine musician and a very nice guy – he's served Songs of Praise well over the years. In this version there's a brief glimpse of him conducting: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00k5y7t .... but I think some of his special harmonisat...
by alan29
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: O God of every shining constellation
Replies: 4
Views: 742

Re: O God of every shining constellation

Found this
https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/o- ... ic/5160183

The tune is OK up to the rising chromatic - thats a wee bit too 1920's for me.
by alan29
Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Lectionary for Sunday - the Holy Family - yr B
Replies: 9
Views: 1010

Re: Lectionary for Sunday - the Holy Family - yr B

According to Universalis there are alternatives for all three readings and the psalm. The alternatives don't seem to be linked - do this lot or that lot. It looks like a free choice.
We shall be using the Year A psalm. I don't know about the readings.
by alan29
Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 209
Views: 52196

Re: Liturgical Tourism

Christmas morning, outskirts of Oxford. Not a large congregation. Singing led by a very able cantor - who also read - and a very proficient organist. Sanctus and Agnus in English to those wretched missal tones - "Ho-LEE-EE" etc. Carols. A nifty Gloria that married the chorus of "Angels we have heard...
by alan29
Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: O Holy Night
Replies: 7
Views: 826

Re: O Holy Night

Awful, isn't it.
by alan29
Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Procession of Bridesmaids
Replies: 8
Views: 1093

Re: Procession of Bridesmaids

The other superb innovation is when the newly-weds process solemnly out down the main aisle and then canter smartly down the side aisle for 20 minutes of photos. Conundrum .... do I ..... a) stop at the end of the (inevitable) Mendelssohn, take the cheque and run .... or b) provide entertaining back...
by alan29
Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Procession of Bridesmaids
Replies: 8
Views: 1093

Re: Procession of Bridesmaids

The scourge of wedding planners who have seen too many Hollywood chick-flicks. I have seen it once. They came in one at a time, giggling and simpering their way down the aisle to a CD of something they assumed I couldn't play - Pachelbel Canon (blooming cheek!) The CD was meant to cover the bride to...
by alan29
Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Magnum Principium
Replies: 10
Views: 2090

Re: Magnum Principium

Apparently the New Zealand bishops have decided to revisit the translation. It would be an interesting development if not all English speaking countries used the same translation.
by alan29
Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Shalom song during the Sign of Peace
Replies: 3
Views: 787

Re: Shalom song during the Sign of Peace

Pretty sure the Missal knows nothing of singing during the peace.
And I seem to remember that there was an instruction a couple of years ago forbidding priests from leaving the sanctuary during it.