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by Nick Baty
Sat Aug 02, 2014 6:01 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pope Francis moves to suppress liturgical abuses
Replies: 37
Views: 10662

Re: Pope Francis moves to suppress liturgical abuses

Astounding that such practices are seen as "abuse".
by Nick Baty
Sun Jul 20, 2014 6:15 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Eucharistic Adoration
Replies: 17
Views: 5809

Re: Eucharistic Adoration

....the procession to receive the Blessed Sacrament seems for some to be an opportunity to exchange pleasantries (either with those in the pews or people in the other 'queue') while moving toward the Sanctuary. And this is where music helps greatly. Those wiser than I have frequently pointed out th...
by Nick Baty
Sat Jul 19, 2014 7:46 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Eucharistic Adoration
Replies: 17
Views: 5809

Re: Eucharistic Adoration

I am thinking of the general chatter....at the 'intervals' - Offertory Procession (and collection) and the distribution of the Eucharist - all too often are accompanied by general fidgeting and low-level chatter. I am referring to adults here! These are the third and fourth processions during Mass....
by Nick Baty
Mon Jul 07, 2014 6:46 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Preparation of the Gifts
Replies: 5
Views: 2903

Re: Preparation of the Gifts

My real point is that the preparation of the gifts is not an important element in the Mass. It is simply bringing bread and wine to the altar and thanking God for them and that is it! It's like the hinge in the liturgy between the 2 sections. Surely more than a hinge. This is the third of four proc...
by Nick Baty
Mon Jun 23, 2014 5:44 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: All things to all people?
Replies: 30
Views: 9124

Re: All things to all people?

But as your choir does the same job as your group, then they should be there too! I agree with SC about turning some benches side on. Depending on the space between the front row and the sanctuary step (and the number in your choir) an alternative might be able to use a few chairs placed in a simila...
by Nick Baty
Sun Jun 22, 2014 10:28 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: All things to all people?
Replies: 30
Views: 9124

Re: All things to all people?

I think you're onto a loser as long as you have the musicians at the back - makes any sort of communication very difficult - although I know there are those who disagree.
by Nick Baty
Fri Jun 20, 2014 4:05 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: What anniversary of the Election of Francis???
Replies: 8
Views: 3231

Re: What anniversary of the Election of Francis???

Pope Francis seems a very nice chap. But doesn't Peter & Paul take precedence?
by Nick Baty
Fri Jun 20, 2014 4:04 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: All things to all people?
Replies: 30
Views: 9124

Re: All things to all people?

Dear VML,
After a very stressful day you have made me smile. My parish really doesn't like Eldonian Gloria but I'm pleased it's working for you!
Nick :D
by Nick Baty
Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:38 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: All things to all people?
Replies: 30
Views: 9124

Re: All things to all people?

I want to "like" just as a I can on Facebook!
by Nick Baty
Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:13 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: All things to all people?
Replies: 30
Views: 9124

Re: All things to all people?

Mancunian wrote:...attend the Saturday evening Mass, joining those regulars who prefer to avoid any music
Not even Alleluia, Holy and Amen?
by Nick Baty
Mon Jun 16, 2014 9:16 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Corpus Christi - the sequence
Replies: 5
Views: 2320

Re: Corpus Christi - the sequence

We've never sung any of the sequences. But that's mostly to do with my lack of knowledge about why they're there. They do seem to break the flow of the Liturgy of the Word.
by Nick Baty
Mon Jun 16, 2014 9:03 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 212
Views: 54332

Re: Liturgical Tourism

Peter wrote:And before Nick starts to complain that having a choir sing the Ordinary deprived the congregation of the opportunity to participate....

No, not complaining. Just wondering how some places get away with it.
by Nick Baty
Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:03 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: All things to all people?
Replies: 30
Views: 9124

Re: All things to all people?

I believe that if one selects items which truly reflect the rite (gathering, Gospel procession, communion procession etc) then the style/era becomes almost irrelevant. I stress, Almost.
by Nick Baty
Mon May 19, 2014 7:54 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: WW1 Commemoration
Replies: 4
Views: 2084

Re: WW1 Commemoration

Many will be in the same position: We're not very good at communication.
by Nick Baty
Wed May 14, 2014 7:45 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Paschale Solemnitas
Replies: 6
Views: 2498

Re: Paschale Solemnitas

Sort of document which makes one feel like just doing something hippyish with fire and water!