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by Benevenio
Wed Apr 25, 2007 1:09 pm
Forum: Sounds Off
Topic: Leaked draft of the new translation of the Mass
Replies: 24
Views: 22415

Present indicative… Present subjunctive… True. Poor old subjunctive; I would that it were not largely lost from modern English! However, we don't know which mood is better used in English because it was omitted from the Latin and actually either fits. Webster's New Universal Unabridged Dictiona...
by Benevenio
Wed Apr 25, 2007 12:48 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: New Mass Translation
Replies: 27
Views: 11159

…and you refuse to say the Hail Mary during the Intercessions, because that is also not in the Roman Rite…

Is there no room for pastoral need in the debate about translation?
by Benevenio
Mon Apr 23, 2007 11:16 am
Forum: Sounds Off
Topic: Leaked draft of the new translation of the Mass
Replies: 24
Views: 22415

"Dominus vobiscum" …translators have always put in "be". …I think that it was common practice in the Latin of the early christian period to miss out the present tense of the verb "To be." But the present tense of "to be" would be "is": The Lord ...
by Benevenio
Mon Feb 19, 2007 3:14 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Article in Catholic Herald
Replies: 14
Views: 6465

I'd like to know that too! And I didn't know Britney had written anything liturgical… It was interesting to read Chris' post elsewhere as well, and it struck me that, a) his skill and enthusiasm will be infectious and the children will respond to that and b) like most children, they are happiest i...
by Benevenio
Wed Feb 07, 2007 10:14 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Can playing the organ make you deaf?
Replies: 5
Views: 3225

Re: Can playing the organ make you deaf?

subject wrote:Can playing the organ make you deaf?

organist wrote:…I offered to take part but heard nothing more.

So that's a yes, then!
by Benevenio
Fri Jan 12, 2007 3:18 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Proclamation of the date of Easter
Replies: 16
Views: 7472

mcb wrote:But can it sing?

No, but it could do your job - or mine - mcb! :cry:
by Benevenio
Wed Jan 10, 2007 10:42 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Proclamation of the date of Easter
Replies: 16
Views: 7472

I agree, Nick: define 'Folk Group' first! If Gwyn really means 'anything which doesn't use the organ, but has guitars', then it is a tad sweeping to condemn all as mediocre and terrible. To answer Gwyn's question about knowing of a really good one, yes, I do! But it is not a 'folk' group in that it ...
by Benevenio
Thu Dec 14, 2006 12:55 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Start of Advent
Replies: 69
Views: 26727

So, in 2008, when Easter falls on 23 March and therefore Annunciation is on 31 March, will we celebrate Christmas on 31 December or shall we just pray for an early delivery? :twisted:
by Benevenio
Thu Dec 14, 2006 12:26 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Light the Advent Candle (x)
Replies: 16
Views: 9156

I'm not sure if mine will still fit the required metre… No, it doesn't fit the metre. I don't know the tune at all, so I wasn't sure if any extra syllables would be allowed. So I stuck exactly to the 7777 metre with emphasis on the odd beats. This made the whole thing quite hard (for me) because,...
by Benevenio
Wed Dec 13, 2006 4:04 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Light the Advent Candle (x)
Replies: 16
Views: 9156

doggerel-r-us

Light the Advent candle one preparation has begun. Christ, the Lord of everything, comes again to be our king. chorus: Candle, candle burning bright give to earth your flick'ring light; Come, o come Emmanuel God-with-us on earth will dwell. Light the Advent candle two joyful hearts we must renew, va...
by Benevenio
Wed Dec 13, 2006 3:21 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Start of Advent
Replies: 69
Views: 26727

Nick Baty wrote:I'm getting rather confused about when term actually ends!

Usually, the term lasts for 39-40 weeks in humans and ends when the baby's born…
by Benevenio
Tue Dec 12, 2006 8:54 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Start of Advent
Replies: 69
Views: 26727

Look, you've got this Christmas thing all wrong - it just comes down to how much chocolate you can stuff in a given period. So it starts as soon as you've eaten the first offering in your Advent calendar - and ends only when you've tucked into the first Cream Egg for Easter, usually on sale from Box...
by Benevenio
Mon Oct 30, 2006 1:20 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Soppy sixties service sheets
Replies: 20
Views: 11048

Re: Soppy readings: Liturgy matters?

…something in me wants to say, 'This is the centre of our Faith, the holiest, most solemn part of the Mass, and we kneel as a mark of reverence.' We thank you, Lord, for counting us worthy to STAND in your presence… Enough said. Back to the topic! Yes, Nick, I do and will contact you off this b...
by Benevenio
Thu Oct 05, 2006 10:43 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: James MacMillan's thoughts on Bind Us Together
Replies: 11
Views: 6106

Then perhaps he should come and hear a guitarist with a bit more imagination. I agree, to play it as written is dull. So whenever we use it - which, I hasten to add, is almost never (over dead bodies come to mind) - the chords get reharmonised, and the instrumentation varied from verse to verse. Per...
by Benevenio
Wed Aug 16, 2006 1:47 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Latin II
Replies: 41
Views: 21435

Just back from a holiday in France, including overnighting at a new Formule 1 hotel in Reims (budget - £60 for 6 people for 1 night, inc breakfast). Disconcertingly, the toilet/shower block was playing muzak. It played Ride of the Valkyries whilst in the shower; we were accompanied by Winter Wonder...