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by nazard
Thu Feb 09, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Mass translation may be revised?
Replies: 36
Views: 5552

Re: Mass translation may be revised?

...and don't get me started on 'And also with you'!! I am reminded of the priest who felt that he had suddenly become inaudible. He looked up at the congregation and said: "There's something wrong with this microphone," and the congregation replied as one: "And also with you!"
by nazard
Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Mass translation may be revised?
Replies: 36
Views: 5552

Re: Mass translation may be revised?

I had hoped that this pope would leave liturgy alone, and concentrate on something else. Tinkering with the liturgy, although important, is not something that is going to bring the church into contact with the general public. It is now allowed for priests to say the Tridentine mass as they wish, and...
by nazard
Thu Dec 01, 2016 10:04 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pipe Organs and Organists - Dying out?
Replies: 35
Views: 7350

Re: Pipe Organs and Organists - Dying out?

Our organ and keyboard are connected to the same speakers through a mixer, so we can use the keyboard in trumpet voice for descants, with a second player, of course. That turns a few heads... If you are playing from a real trumpet part don't forget to set the keyboard down a tone or you will turn mo...
by nazard
Thu Nov 10, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Cremation, scattering, etc.
Replies: 7
Views: 1962

Re: Cremation, scattering, etc.

This shows a singular lack of understanding of creation. If you bury a body, it will be scattered as time goes by as a consequence of completely natural processes: digestion by bacteria and larger earth dwelling creatures, absorbtion by tree roots and fungi, etc, and in our present society the event...
by nazard
Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:32 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Choral Director Post
Replies: 16
Views: 3823

Re: Choral Director Post

With that salary I'm glad I studied engineering.
by nazard
Fri Aug 12, 2016 6:05 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Only 20 hymns
Replies: 55
Views: 10876

Re: Only 20 hymns

There is a very basic point missing here. I fully support the idea that if a congregation isn't singing then it is an excellent idea to cut the repertoire down to just a few, probably less than the suggested twenty, and repeat it ad nauseam until they pick them up and are happy to join in. However, ...
by nazard
Tue May 10, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 214
Views: 55488

Re: Liturgical Tourism

I know about "To you we raise our hands on high," but I always used to put my children down first. Maybe modern children are lighter.

When will they be putting "Ad te levamus manus in altum" back into the latin text? It seems to be missing at the moment.
by nazard
Thu Feb 25, 2016 11:15 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Noises off
Replies: 14
Views: 3701

Re: Noises off

We certainly suffer from this problem. Unfortunately, the choir are the worst offenders. I whinge at them about it on a regular basis, but this just seems to make them think I am some sort of nutter. Although I support their conclusion, I would prefer them to arrive at it by some other route. Perhap...
by nazard
Tue Feb 02, 2016 10:32 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Mass setting by Gordon Rock/other Masses
Replies: 30
Views: 9656

Re: Mass setting by Gordon Rock/other Masses

https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjo3OLF89TKAhXKchQKHU6SDKwQFggcMAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.newpilgrimsmass.org%2F&usg=AFQjCNHiSZpmJkX3RO50wgOnPelzu56M6w&bvm=bv.113034660,d.ZWU That was supposed to be...
by nazard
Thu Jan 14, 2016 11:40 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Funeral Liturgies in Theory and in Practice
Replies: 30
Views: 10302

Re: Funeral Liturgies in Theory and in Practice

I sympathise, Oops. I have asked for the Tridentine rite for my funeral to hopefully remove any chance of this sort of thing. I have a vague memory of having seen some official document about the new rite saying that any sort of eulogy is strictly forbidden. If this is right, then it must count as o...
by nazard
Tue Jul 07, 2015 9:38 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The wickedness of face cream
Replies: 139
Views: 69035

Re: The wickedness of face cream

Has anyone else heard a reference to Stow on the Wold at the end of EP3? It is just right for us in Clifton diocese, of course.
by nazard
Tue Feb 24, 2015 9:24 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Hymns for Wedding
Replies: 17
Views: 5373

Re: Hymns for Wedding

For those who had difficulty opening the attachments above, I have converted them to pdf. Sorry I didn't have time to check them thoroughly, so I hope they work.
by nazard
Fri Feb 06, 2015 7:31 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Our 'New" Organ
Replies: 2
Views: 1609

Re: Our 'New" Organ

I am seriously over excited by this project. I hope that everything goes smoothly and you finish with a truly worthy instrument.

I can only pray that our ageing toaster gets replaced by something as imaginative as this, although we have neither the space nor the budget to get anything so desirable.
by nazard
Sat Sep 27, 2014 10:16 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Fit for purpose
Replies: 19
Views: 6878

Re: Fit for purpose

An article worth reading, though reflecting a wider view of the liturgy? http://ncronline.org/blogs/faith-and-justice/suggested-agenda-new-prefect-congregation-divine-worship I hope that none of those suggestions ever come about. As for numbers dropping, ours have increased since the new translatio...
by nazard
Wed Aug 13, 2014 1:40 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pope Francis moves to suppress liturgical abuses
Replies: 37
Views: 10753

Re: Pope Francis moves to suppress liturgical abuses

Thank you, Thomas, for those singularly thoughtful remarks. Last year I had the funerals of my parents in law. On both occasions the priest did not leave the sanctuary to give us the sign of peace. I am grateful that he did not: I would have seen it as a singularly inappropriate gesture. He greeted ...