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by Southern Comfort
Sun Apr 20, 2008 9:38 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Relative importance of feasts
Replies: 14
Views: 1932

Re: Relative importance of feasts

I guess what I'm really getting at is how much our first communions can take over from Pentecost. My view is that it must be Pentecost Sunday with first communions rather than first communion Sunday with Pentecost playing second fiddle. My comparison with Christmas is that no-one would consider Chr...
by Southern Comfort
Sun Apr 20, 2008 9:28 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Ministers (lay and ordained) charging for their ministries
Replies: 27
Views: 3950

Re: Ministers (lay and ordained) charging for their ministries

I was thinking, what the Church needs a bit urgently is lots of Deacons who can lead parishes in the absence of young Catholic Priests. Or ..... but those things would be too radical, but we do talk openly about this in our parish, but not when PP is around. Ooo, I'm right off topic. To continue of...
by Southern Comfort
Mon Mar 31, 2008 5:38 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Cringe-making lines in hymns
Replies: 36
Views: 8128

Re: Cringe-making lines in hymns

The Methodist Hymnal 1933, no 472: Come in, O come! The door stands open now; I knew Thy voice; Lord Jesus, it was Thou. The English Hymnal also 1933, no 638 ( Jerusalem, my happy home ), a treasure chest of gems: 12 Thy Saints are crowned with glory great; They see God face to face; They triumph s...
by Southern Comfort
Sun Mar 16, 2008 4:41 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Organ in Lent
Replies: 15
Views: 2614

Re: Organ in Lent

I've just looked at the online page, and now see that it refers to the reading of the Passion itself. It's presumably reminding you (a) that some people have musical interludes - e.g. a verse of the Passion Chorale - punctuating the reading of the Passion, while some don't and just read straight thr...
by Southern Comfort
Sat Mar 15, 2008 8:50 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Organ in Lent
Replies: 15
Views: 2614

Re: Organ in Lent

3) The last sentence of the Readers Notes in the Preparing the Liturgy Section for Palm Sunday says "will there be music or silence?" What does this refer to? I would guess it refers to the frequently-encountered practice of all leaving the end of the Palm Sunday liturgy in silence, not w...
by Southern Comfort
Fri Mar 14, 2008 10:40 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Congregational Singing
Replies: 16
Views: 2750

Re: Congregational Singing

I encourage people to sing 'May we be servants to one another, helping your kingdom come', which I think is reasonably close to the spirit of the original without venturing too far into Pelagianism.
by Southern Comfort
Thu Mar 13, 2008 4:12 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Good Friday Reproaches: to accompany?
Replies: 12
Views: 2546

Re: Good Friday Reproaches: to accompany?

Forgot to say that Music in the Mass does after all bear a tiny printing date of February 1969, so maybe a year earlier than I had thought. At that time Charles Grant was Bishop of Northampton (he wrote the Foreword in his capacity as the Chairman of the National Commission for Catholic Church Music...
by Southern Comfort
Thu Mar 13, 2008 3:56 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Good Friday Reproaches: to accompany?
Replies: 12
Views: 2546

Re: Good Friday Reproaches: to accompany?

Extract from para 7 of "De Concentibus in Ecclesiis": In accordance with tradition, the organ should remain silent during the penitential seasons (Lent and Holy Week), during Advent and the Liturgy for the Dead. When, however, there is real pastoral need, the organ can be used to accompany...
by Southern Comfort
Wed Mar 12, 2008 10:55 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Active Participation?
Replies: 31
Views: 4560

Re: Active Participation?

Like any other reform, this one was done both badly and well, depending on where you were (un)lucky enough to be. One major problem was that it was badly introduced, indeed mostly not properly introduced at all. The bishops did not form their clergy, so the clergy did not form their people...... and...
by Southern Comfort
Wed Mar 12, 2008 10:38 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Replies: 10
Views: 2742

Re: Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

It is quite untrue to say that a Minister of Communion cannot give a blessing. I have a priest friend who, when someone says to him "Please, Father, will you bless my rosary?", responds with a very firm " No! ", and then adds "...but I'll ask God to". This is precisely ...
by Southern Comfort
Wed Mar 12, 2008 10:25 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Good Friday Reproaches: to accompany?
Replies: 12
Views: 2546

Re: Good Friday Reproaches: to accompany?

Peter Jones's is an excellent setting - probably the best around. The latest document of the universal Church to pronounce on the use of the organ in penitential seasons is the document on Concerts in Churches (1987) which says that the organ may always be used for the purposes of supporting the sin...
by Southern Comfort
Tue Mar 11, 2008 1:19 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: World Youth Day Mass, with new translation
Replies: 13
Views: 2275

Re: World Youth Day Mass, with new translation

musicus wrote:
Southern Comfort wrote:Interesting that the board has censored the word I originally used, which was (changing one letter) scr*w. :oops:

LOL! It's all automated - nothing personal!


I know. How does it cope with the thing you use for opening bottles of wine, I wonder?
by Southern Comfort
Tue Mar 11, 2008 1:17 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Preface Dialogue
Replies: 9
Views: 1294

Re: Preface Dialogue

Interesting to see that this site is apparently in breach of ICEL copyright on every page except the first. And it says it's Carmelite...
by Southern Comfort
Sat Mar 08, 2008 10:00 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: World Youth Day Mass, with new translation
Replies: 13
Views: 2275

Re: World Youth Day Mass, with new translation

Interesting that the board has censored the word I originally used, which was (changing one letter) scr*w. :oops:
by Southern Comfort
Fri Mar 07, 2008 8:22 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: RR Terry's Mass of Saint Gregory
Replies: 5
Views: 1161

Re: RR Terry's Mass of Saint Gregory

Another piece written for the Society was Lennox Berkeley's Salve Regina (unison and organ, Chester 4725, 1955). My copy of the score has the dedication For the Society of St.Gregory above the beginning of the music, but the outside cover has a later printed line added at the top: Church Music Assoc...