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by sidvicius
Mon Dec 31, 2007 8:27 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: A question of image
Replies: 24
Views: 8144

Re: A question of image

I'm curious that SSG can be described as both 'right wing loonies' and 'hairy lefties' depending on who you speak to. This seems to suggest it is merely a whipping boy for anyone with an axe to grind about the state of music in their church, or more generally the state of music in church today. Perh...
by sidvicius
Wed Nov 28, 2007 4:28 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Where do your old Paschal Candles go after Easter?
Replies: 16
Views: 6594

I expect it is just that "new life", but they don't say that - this is what bugs me. The 'new' fire is usually made from lumps of 'old' wood - go figure. I have seen this granular stuff used which produces a rather elegant blue flame - it's specifically for indoor use as recommended by the...
by sidvicius
Tue Nov 27, 2007 9:45 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Where do your old Paschal Candles go after Easter?
Replies: 16
Views: 6594

What VML said sounds pretty sensible to me - you can re-cut the top to tidy it up if necessary. Naturally I wouldn't consider using anything too stumpy. A Paschal candle from a previous year should not be re-used. This is the sort of statement that really bugs me - no explanation is given, just 'don...
by sidvicius
Tue Nov 27, 2007 1:40 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Where do your old Paschal Candles go after Easter?
Replies: 16
Views: 6594

Thanks for that Doc. Have to say I don't find the San José article very convincing - it seems to explain what they do but there's little evidence that it's 'the right thing to do'. I find their reasoning a little weak to say the least, but hopefully it will add to the debate here. I think burying i...
by sidvicius
Tue Nov 27, 2007 9:59 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Where do your old Paschal Candles go after Easter?
Replies: 16
Views: 6594

Where do your old Paschal Candles go after Easter?

OK I haven't checked with the usual authorities yet, but I can just imagine there'll be some 'obscure' (me read: daft) liturgical reason why a Paschal candle can NEVER be used for any other purpose, but I know a church near me that has a stack of these blighters backed up to yr2000 with hardly a den...
by sidvicius
Mon May 28, 2007 10:18 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: I want to sing!
Replies: 7
Views: 5488

What better place to start than with the Psalms? If you are in church and still in the same situation (I see this thread is revived from last year) no-one can 'stop' you doing anything without good reason, and accompaniment, while sometime useful, isn't always a necessity, especially if your voice i...
by sidvicius
Sat May 12, 2007 7:45 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The spirit is with us
Replies: 8
Views: 3372

** CELEBRATION HYMNAL No.125 **

Probably not the most qualitiest suggestion you're ever gonna get, but, being the unrepentant old box-basher that I am, John Glynn's "Holy Spirit of Fire" has the useful advantage of being easy to play and remember in your head, ergo no music required. So it doesn't just appear as a bombas...
by sidvicius
Mon May 07, 2007 8:09 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Mayday!
Replies: 27
Views: 10863

....that bit of the church militant in this neck of the woods........the people asking are not arch-traditionalists on the fringes , just ordinary parishioners. Make up your mind. Which are they? It will make a big difference to how you could respond. If they are the former, I'm inclined to agree w...
by sidvicius
Mon May 07, 2007 7:31 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Communion procession!?!
Replies: 4
Views: 2937

I second that - this sounds like that business of getting the sprog into the good (Catholic) school. It's a complete con and should be chopped into little bits and stamped on mercilessly. I'm amazed that anywhere allows it. Just my opinion folks. I'd sooner the kid wasn't baptised. Then maybe they'l...
by sidvicius
Sat May 05, 2007 8:41 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Small Jewel discovered in BBC dust...
Replies: 9
Views: 4314

Aha! Those rad' methodists over at Ship-of-fools.com reinventing themselves again! :)

Sadly the recording has gone the way of all things, but the transcript is still available here http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/programmes/sunday_worship/documents/20070415.shtml
by sidvicius
Fri May 04, 2007 8:09 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Small Jewel discovered in BBC dust...
Replies: 9
Views: 4314

I'm still confused oops. Has there been some on-line mass broadcast recently?

OT: I found out why broadcasting is called broadcasting this week. Quite biblical, wouldn'tcha kno...
by sidvicius
Thu May 03, 2007 11:12 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Small Jewel discovered in BBC dust...
Replies: 9
Views: 4314

eh?

:?: Saint Pixcell's :?:
by sidvicius
Mon Apr 30, 2007 9:45 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The Place of Custom and Tradition
Replies: 13
Views: 5707

trendy guitar priest? (briefly off topic)

(Intermission for sweets and ice cream: For the benefit of those who tried reginald's dud link he is referring to this rather splendid site which I believe mcb discovered about two years ago. While I suspect Dan Schutte might go a funny colour at the rendition of "I, the Lord of Sea and Sky&qu...
by sidvicius
Mon Apr 30, 2007 9:11 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Small Jewel discovered in BBC dust...
Replies: 9
Views: 4314

Small Jewel discovered in BBC dust...

Many of you will have been doing your stuff when this was on, so I post the link for your delectation. Sadly you can't download it, so grab it while you can because it'll be gone next sunday. Fr Donal Godfrey, Society of Jesus, leads a service from the Catholic Parish of Most Holy Redeemer, San Fran...
by sidvicius
Tue Apr 24, 2007 12:40 pm
Forum: Sounds Off
Topic: Leaked draft of the new translation of the Mass
Replies: 24
Views: 24093

(The Lord is here/His Spirit is with us.) is a strong statement, but no greeting (and the weaker for not being so, I think). In the context of the mass, I think I prefer this version. It could easier be sung than our current text, and makes us more collective - priest celebrating as part of the con...