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by Southern Comfort
Tue Jun 10, 2008 7:50 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The wickedness of face cream
Replies: 140
Views: 71126

Re: The wickedness of face cream

For the medically minded: "A reading from the book of Deuterectomy"

This Holy Week, we had the Israelites daubing blood on their lentils.....
by Southern Comfort
Sun Jun 01, 2008 9:15 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Veneration of the Saints
Replies: 29
Views: 5233

Re: Veneration of the Saints

It only gets transferred to the Sunday if it's on a Saturday or Monday. (Unlike Epiphany, Ascension, Corpus Christi, all Feasts of the Lord.)
by Southern Comfort
Tue May 27, 2008 8:48 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Communion in the hand
Replies: 6
Views: 1257

Re: Communion in the hand

It was only in the 9th century that Communion on the tongue started to replace Communion in the hand. Up to that time, the norm in Western Christianity was that everyone received in the hand, and from the cup. At around the same time, Communion from the cup also started to be denied to the laity (th...
by Southern Comfort
Fri May 23, 2008 2:03 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Mary Berry
Replies: 2
Views: 864

Re: Mary Berry

Obituary in The Tablet today.
by Southern Comfort
Fri May 23, 2008 2:00 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: 21st century music
Replies: 14
Views: 2531

Re: 21st century music

we are being encouraged to sing more propers, which is scriptural material, and no one seems to be producing such material for the very small congregation. Small congregations are precisely what the Psallite music is designed for. You only need a cantor and a congregation. If you happen to have an ...
by Southern Comfort
Fri May 23, 2008 1:56 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: 21st century music
Replies: 14
Views: 2531

Re: 21st century music

Copyright: To me it is unacceptable that Mass and scripture translations are copyrighted. They ought to be in the public domain. It isn't a question here of making sure that authors/composers get properly recompensed. Of course the old Latin texts are out of copyright... I was pretty shocked a coup...
by Southern Comfort
Fri May 16, 2008 9:06 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Kiss of peace
Replies: 10
Views: 2264

Re: Kiss of peace

Exactly so. The handshake is a secular sign which has the wrong connotations. For a number of years I have been advocating the double handclasp (which has the advantage that it does not disadvantage left-handed persons), in which both persons use both hands to clasp each other's, with no pumping up ...
by Southern Comfort
Wed May 14, 2008 7:52 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Sung Masses
Replies: 33
Views: 5394

Re: Sung Masses

I wonder if anyone has noticed how many pieces in recent times have been written with a significantly longer refrain for the congregation than the length of the psalm verses, redressing the balance more than somewhat. I'm sure this is far from accidental. Congregations can do far more than we give t...
by Southern Comfort
Mon May 12, 2008 8:55 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Horrors
Replies: 16
Views: 3038

Re: Horrors

Holy, holy sung to "Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall"
Christ had died sung to the Jesus Christ Superstar theme
by Southern Comfort
Wed May 07, 2008 2:54 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Status of Hymns at Mass
Replies: 50
Views: 8688

Re: Status of Hymns at Mass

But it's not the text in the motets that we're talking about. Sigh. No, but the word unda (water) is. What was your point again? Since you raise it, my point was that unda = 'wave', with connotations of 'flowing', even 'flood', etc, rather than water (aqua) as a general rule. It's perfectly legitim...
by Southern Comfort
Wed May 07, 2008 2:37 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Status of Hymns at Mass
Replies: 50
Views: 8688

Re: Status of Hymns at Mass

......but also that frequently it can come across as "the time when we all have to sit and wait while the choir shows off" (yes, I know it's judgemental language, but this is what people say). No time to contribute more to this interesting debate now as I only have a 10 minute lunch break...
by Southern Comfort
Wed May 07, 2008 2:35 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Status of Hymns at Mass
Replies: 50
Views: 8688

Re: Status of Hymns at Mass

I only ask - and I'm being curious, not provocative - because I've learnt things from this thread and others about the way 'the assembly' is supposed to be thinking/acting/behaving at different points that were new to me (and I've read all the documents referred to in this thread at least), but, ha...
by Southern Comfort
Wed May 07, 2008 6:01 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Status of Hymns at Mass
Replies: 50
Views: 8688

Re: Status of Hymns at Mass

There are multiple variants of the text <snip> All but the last make explicit reference to water ( unda can mean 'water' as well as 'wave', and that's what it means here) We could spend a long time arguing about minutiae like this, but let's not. Re-read that Isaiah bit about "From her I send ...
by Southern Comfort
Tue May 06, 2008 9:24 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Hymn book BearTraps
Replies: 23
Views: 4746

Re: Hymn book BearTraps

I have even had arguments with people in Lourdes who insisted that what they were doing was right, when it wasn't. Do you have any particular reason for think that being in Lourdes would make a difference? No, only to make the point that Laudate's manifest failings have not only spread to the conti...
by Southern Comfort
Tue May 06, 2008 9:15 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Status of Hymns at Mass
Replies: 50
Views: 8688

Re: Status of Hymns at Mass

Given that choir-only pieces during Communion ought to be discarded in favour of Communion psalms and songs with refrains for the assembly, Blimey, where does it say that then? There's a danger of being a bit too dogmatic on these things, isn't there? Well, presbyter has produced the documents. Mor...