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by FrGareth
Sun Dec 15, 2013 8:37 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: St Thomas of Canterbury
Replies: 14
Views: 7412

Re: St Thomas of Canterbury

Sundays in Advent are very high up the list — the next category from the top, in fact. Does that put them on a par with Lent and second only to Easter? Exactly so, Nick, as in the table SC posted. Now that more and more parishes are in clusters, as in the case of your church of the Immaculate Conce...
by FrGareth
Mon Sep 16, 2013 1:39 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Adoremus in aeternum
Replies: 9
Views: 5980

Re: Adoremus in aeternum

However traditional 'Adoremus in aeternum' is - I see that Allegri wrote a setting of it - the words are not good theology. We will not be adoring the Blessed Sacrament for all eternity, nor should we wish to." I won't need to adore the Blessed Sacrament when I get to heaven, but I am looking ...
by FrGareth
Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:06 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: How to sing Mass parts without alienating your congregation?
Replies: 8
Views: 4907

Re: How to sing Mass parts without alienating your congregat

Thanks to all for the replies so far. Let me unpack my initial compact statement... In my last parish they already sang Mass parts at the Sunday morning Mass, but I introduced them - over time - into the Saturday evening Mass and the weekday Masses. In the new parish the weekend music group was alre...
by FrGareth
Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:00 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: M&L Apr 2013
Replies: 8
Views: 4720

Re: M&L Apr 2013

Thanks for pointing that out FrGareth. Two things interest me about the 'Celebrating the Mass' statement. First that the word 'blessing' is in quotations (why - is it because blessings are the competence of clergy? - not something I personally agree with BTW). 1669 Sacramentals derive from the bapt...
by FrGareth
Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:33 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: M&L Apr 2013
Replies: 8
Views: 4720

Re: M&L Apr 2013

(2) "How to give a blessing at Communion" argues that we should follow the example of Pope Francis in blessing journalists. Has the church not issued any guidance on this matter? If it has, what is the guidance? The Bishops of England & Wales have issued the following "Pastoral G...
by FrGareth
Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:25 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: How to sing Mass parts without alienating your congregation?
Replies: 8
Views: 4907

How to sing Mass parts without alienating your congregation?

Six months ago, I moved parishes. In my new parish, as in the old, I introduced sung Alleluia (or Lenten Acclamation), Holy Holy, Eucharistic Acclamation and Great Amen, and for Feasts and above, sung Gloria (mostly using Mass of Christ the Savior in the new parish), at both weekday and Sunday Masse...
by FrGareth
Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:45 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Tenebrae
Replies: 16
Views: 10085

Re: Tenebrae

In the mid 1990s, I spent a few Holy Weeks in Edinburgh. There the Dominican Student Chaplaincy teamed up with a local convent (I think St Catherine's in Lauriston Gardens) to conduct Holy Week services including Tenebrae. Maybe resources could be had from here?
by FrGareth
Mon Mar 25, 2013 12:53 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Exultet
Replies: 32
Views: 18193

Re: Exultet

oopsorganist wrote:Ah phew
it is on the ICEL website. Who'd 'ave thought it?

Also to be found among our own Bishops' useful resources for Holy Week: http://www.romanmissal.org.uk/Home/Texts/Holy-Week-in-the-Missal
by FrGareth
Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:06 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Easter Vigil
Replies: 19
Views: 9571

Re: Easter Vigil

We're going for 7.30 in Easternmost Cardiff City... in a new parish, and with the clocks not yet turned, and no initiatiations, it's a perfect excuse to invite the new parish to experience all 9 readings for the first time!
by FrGareth
Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:04 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: A Gospel Acclamation tone?
Replies: 14
Views: 7470

Re: A Gospel Acclamation tone?

musicus wrote:
quaeritor wrote:And Musicus, that's exactly the problem - the Gospel Acclamation is Lectionary so not catered for in the Missal.

Doh! That explains it.

You may wish to re mi that doh... because Appendix I of the Missal contains chanting rules for virtually every other element of the Lectionary!
by FrGareth
Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:16 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Glory be to thee O Lord Most High
Replies: 15
Views: 6518

Re: Glory be to thee O Lord Most High

Depends which translation of Luke 2:13-14 you read. According to the Jerusalem Bible they did indeed "sing"; in the RSV and NIV they "said" "Glory to God..." dicentium in the Vulgate, λεγόντων in the Greek; both I think mean saying rather than singing . I wonder where ...
by FrGareth
Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:34 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Ordo Queries
Replies: 46
Views: 15217

Re: Ordo Queries

Does this mean that Alma Redemptoris gives way to Ave Regina on the Monday after The Baptism of Our Lord? Or does this happen from February 2nd? By tradition, after February 2nd. The General Instruction of the Divine Office (no 92) says that, at the end of Compline "one of the antiphons of the...
by FrGareth
Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:45 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Ordo Queries
Replies: 46
Views: 15217

Re: Ordo Queries

In other words, the whole thing is a total mess. I stick by my opinion that this day is both the end of the Christmas Season and the 1st Sunday of Ordinary Time. I think I'm with SC on this one. Logically, it is both since the documents identify it as both one and the other. Now, consider the Sacre...
by FrGareth
Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:28 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Guide for Accompanying Mass
Replies: 37
Views: 13694

Re: Guide for Accompanying Mass

FrGareth, do you plan on adding a copyleft notice to your equally-helpful "Celebrant’s Guides: Mass Planning a Mass: an A to Z for the Perplexed" found at http://www.drgareth.info/MassPlan.pdf ? I'll do that when I get round to updating the document you mention in the light of the 2011 Mi...
by FrGareth
Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:16 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Ordo Queries
Replies: 46
Views: 15217

Re: Ordo Queries

CHRISTMAS WEEK Now a question FROM me, since this is a broad-based topic. Is anyone aware of clear written instructions on what happens to the Psalter Week following Christmas Day? Some treatments seem to assume that the beginning of Christmastide "resets" the counter in the same way that...