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by Southern Comfort
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: SSG Communications - what the heck is going on?
Replies: 27
Views: 7848

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

And the problem with Traditionalist would be? I'm sure you know that many of these websites are intent upon undoing what Vatican II brought about, can be vitriolic about those whom they brand as "not real Catholics" (i.e. us), and frequently express defiance if not outright hatred of Pope Francis. ...
by Southern Comfort
Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: SSG Communications - what the heck is going on?
Replies: 27
Views: 7848

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

Thank you, MaryR , for this response. I would be the first to acknowledge the massive amount of behind-the-scenes voluntary work that goes into putting on SSG events. I'm sure everyone appreciates that very much! And I'm very sorry to hear about the problems in rearranging some of the Spring Gatheri...
by Southern Comfort
Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: SSG Communications - what the heck is going on?
Replies: 27
Views: 7848

SSG Communications - what the heck is going on?

A brief look at the SSG website shows up some things which clearly need attention. First of all, perhaps a simple oversight, but there seems to be no mention of the 2018 Spring Gatherings. You can find details of the 2017 Gatherings, but not this year's. And yet I assume they are starting very soon ...
by Southern Comfort
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Living Liturgy
Replies: 2
Views: 1548

Living Liturgy

For a number of years this annual publication from Liturgical Press has been a source of nourishment for liturgical ministers of all kinds across the USA. Readers, Ministers of Communion, Cantors and Musicians, liturgy working groups and committees have all benefited from the wisdom contained in it....
by Southern Comfort
Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Lectionary for Sunday - the Holy Family - yr B
Replies: 9
Views: 2670

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

In the original 1969 Ordo Lectionum Missae the feast of the Holy Family had a different Gospel for Years A, B and C. Everything else was common to all three years. In 1981, the remainder of each formulary was added for Years B and C, with the previous Gospels for those years, but the new material wa...
by Southern Comfort
Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: O Holy Night
Replies: 7
Views: 2199

Re: O Holy Night

https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=14&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjthKbNqKbYAhVsBcAKHTphAwcQFghlMA0&url=https%3A%2F%2Fsoundcloud.com%2Fsimon-de-voil%2Fpeace-child&usg=AOvVaw3rTlUgSOPxhvlBlXwSDdWl What a ghastly recording! Much too fast, breaths in all the wrong places.......
by Southern Comfort
Mon Dec 25, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: O Holy Night
Replies: 7
Views: 2199

Re: O Holy Night

O Holy Night...... (solo) :roll: Why has this become traditional? Heard it 3 years in a row now. Boy chorister - and yes, we clapped. It was a release from the tension of- will he, won't he, reach those high notes? Anyway, what could be sung instead? I'm afraid it's the American influence. And they...
by Southern Comfort
Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Procession of Bridesmaids
Replies: 8
Views: 2545

Re: Procession of Bridesmaids

They don't even do that in the USA!

The bridesmaids are supposed to be escorting the bride, n'est-ce pas? Actually they are supposed to be escorting both bride and groom, since the rite has them entering in procession together. :mrgreen:
by Southern Comfort
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Shalom song during the Sign of Peace
Replies: 3
Views: 1886

Re: Shalom song during the Sign of Peace

alan29 wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:38 pm
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.
Redemptionis Sacramentum, para 72, as long ago as 2004 !
by Southern Comfort
Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Canon Gerald Coates RIP
Replies: 2
Views: 1281

Re: Canon Gerald Coates RIP

I am told that the "meandering organ music" beforehand was in fact a selection of chorale preludes from Karg-Elert's Op. 65 up to the starting time, followed by "filler" because the clergy procession was five minutes late....

It was good to see John Ainslie and others representing the SSG.
by Southern Comfort
Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Magnum Principium
Replies: 10
Views: 4404

Magnum Principium

For those who care about these things, here's a handy PDF of the complete text of Francis's Motu Proprio this morning, handing back power to approve translations to bishops' conferences, together with the explanatory note on the canon affected and a commentary on the Motu Proprio itself by Archbisho...
by Southern Comfort
Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pipe Organs and Organists - Dying out?
Replies: 41
Views: 12115

Re: Pipe Organs and Organists - Dying out?

JW wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:34 pm
I don't know if members of this group are aware but Martin Cross, the East London organ builder, passed away unexpectedly a month ago. May he rest in peace.

Martin was going to restore our organ.
That's sad. Martin was a good man, in the best sense of the word.
by Southern Comfort
Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Gloria settings
Replies: 13
Views: 4776

Re: Gloria settings

The problem with Walker's Belmont Gloria is that its chant alternates two tones without regard for the structure of the text. For a better setting in that respect, see the Psallite Mass "At the Table of the Lord" from Liturgical Press, certainly more jolly if you do it with brio! (Currently still av...
by Southern Comfort
Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: First communion music
Replies: 40
Views: 11916

Re: First communion music

We've had this discussion before. No one can bless, not even priests. Only God can bless, which is why a priest says "May Almighty God bless you" and not "I bless you". All we humans can do is invoke God's blessing on others — people, things, places.... So — who may invoke God's blessing on others? ...
by Southern Comfort
Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: First communion music
Replies: 40
Views: 11916

Re: First communion music

At ours the school has 1st Communion Masses on two consecutive saturdays, while the parish kids are on the final Sunday. Played at the school one today. It was introduced by the Head telling the parents that the Mass was all about the children .............. facepalm. I have recently had occasion t...