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by Southern Comfort
Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Offertory hymns
Replies: 34
Views: 6223

Re: Offertory hymns

I think there's a fundamental misunderstanding going on here. Hymns sung at the Presentation of the Gifts (let's stop calling it the Offertory) don't have to mention bread, wine, gifts..... And they certainly shouldn't mention the fact that we offer, because we don't actually do that until later on,...
by Southern Comfort
Sun May 28, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Offertory hymns
Replies: 34
Views: 6223

Re: Offertory hymns

IncenseTom wrote:
Sat May 27, 2017 6:41 pm
Because who bothers to try and get the congregation to do verse 2, 3 and 6?
Any self-respecting song leader can and does announce which verses of the opening (or final) hymn we're going to sing. And then sing with the people, making sure that you sing the correct ones yourself!
by Southern Comfort
Fri May 26, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: I enjoyed that!
Replies: 15
Views: 2479

Re: I enjoyed that!

So is it better for people to enjoy worshipping their Father or not? I'm not sure that's the right question. Analysis of what "enjoy" means might be helpful. In the phrase "We hope you enjoy our Mass", "enjoy" can mean "we hope you feel pleased", or "we hope you are sufficiently entertained, even a...
by Southern Comfort
Fri May 26, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: I enjoyed that!
Replies: 15
Views: 2479

Re: I enjoyed that!

VML wrote:
Fri May 26, 2017 1:09 pm
You are right HP. It disturbed me when our Confirmation Mass booklets used to have a welcome note at the front 'We hope you enjoy our Mass.' I hated it and managed to get it dropped. Truly not the point.
And it's not "our" Mass!
by Southern Comfort
Thu May 18, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pentecost sequence.
Replies: 37
Views: 5498

Re: Pentecost sequence.

My point is that people don't all have to be 'doing' all the time. When there is a Sequence it is so unusual compared to the routine of Sunday to Sunday that it makes sense to me to retain the option of not feeling obliged to make the congregation do it. The Psallite Mass "At the Table of the Lord"...
by Southern Comfort
Fri May 12, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pentecost sequence.
Replies: 37
Views: 5498

Re: Pentecost sequence.

There's a very beautiful setting of the Pentecost Sequence in the Psallite Mass "At the Table of the Lord".
10 Pentecost Sequence.mp3
The songbook also gives the same setting with the Latin text for those who want to use it in that language.
by Southern Comfort
Fri May 12, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Maria Parkinson?
Replies: 8
Views: 1767

Re: Maria Parkinson?

Maria Parkinson was one of a group of giggling teenage convent schoolgirls who took part in a school liturgy day at the St Thomas More Centre in Manor House in the mid 1970s. This particular group were given the task of writing a hymn or song, and "As I kneel before you" is what they came up with i...
by Southern Comfort
Tue May 09, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Maria Parkinson?
Replies: 8
Views: 1767

Re: Maria Parkinson?

Maria Parkinson was one of a group of giggling teenage convent schoolgirls who took part in a school liturgy day at the St Thomas More Centre in Manor House in the mid 1970s. This particular group were given the task of writing a hymn or song, and "As I kneel before you" is what they came up with in...
by Southern Comfort
Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The theme of this Sunday's Mass is . . .
Replies: 7
Views: 1568

Re: The theme of this Sunday's Mass is . . .

For many years, I have been telling people that the readings refract the face of Christ. Imagine looking at the face of Christ through a prism. You only need to turn the prism slightly to have a change of refraction and a different impression of the face. This is precisely what having different read...
by Southern Comfort
Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Litany of the Saints
Replies: 16
Views: 3420

Re: Litany of the Saints

Hare, are you sure? It's been so long since I've not experienced a baptism at the Vigil, I can't remember but I suspect one still blesses water (and thereby the font). And this is where the confusion arises. As alan29 mentioned, you can bless water for sprinkling without blessing the font. The bles...
by Southern Comfort
Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Drowning them in the Sea
Replies: 5
Views: 1130

Re: Drowning them in the Sea

My knee jerk reaction this year (in USA) was to go straight from the 3rd reading into the Canticle without the 'The Word of the Lord'. This had been my UK practice but in USA it seems that the flow is broken up by having the dialogue after 'it was then that they sang this song'. Can someone help me...
by Southern Comfort
Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Easter Alleluia
Replies: 11
Views: 1749

Re: Easter Alleluia

The Easter Alleluia rises in pitch each time (Roman Missal no. 34), and if necessary a psalmist can intone it instead of the priest; whereas the Lumen Christi no longer rises in pitch each time (Roman Missal nos. 15-17), and the candle can be brought in by "another suitable minister" inste...
by Southern Comfort
Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Triduum accompaniment
Replies: 17
Views: 2595

Re: Triduum accompaniment

Becky wrote:I do miss the Jones Reproaches. Other things I thought I'd miss, I find I don't mind doing without.


Another piece that it is difficult to imagine Good Friday without.... Anything else just doesn't achieve the same. God bless Peter!
by Southern Comfort
Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: A memorable funeral of a SSG member
Replies: 3
Views: 887

Re: A memorable funeral of a SSG member

organist wrote:I forgot to say that Martin Hall was organist at Erith for many years.


Yes, you did, "dear boy" !
by Southern Comfort
Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Triduum accompaniment
Replies: 17
Views: 2595

Re: Triduum accompaniment

Sorry, Sorry, SORRY - just found SC's very comprehensive post from an old thread about Accompaniment on Good Friday - shouldn't have asked! Q (ps - anyone know how to do a link to a post in another thread? - meanwhile search on Laetare and all will be revealed.) https://www.ssg.org.uk/phpBB3/viewto...