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by sidvicius
Mon Apr 23, 2007 8:54 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: New Mass Translation
Replies: 27
Views: 11378

My New Jerusalem bible gives the text as ...and on earth peace for those he favours . which is very different to "men/those of good will". I would suggest it is much more accommodating to the people of the world. The text is noted that "men of good will" is based on various older...
by sidvicius
Sun Apr 22, 2007 1:01 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: New Mass Translation
Replies: 27
Views: 11378

What this people thinks

peace to people of good will No (mcb) this is the ugly bit, because it directly contradicts Jesus' call to us in the beatitudes (Mt5:44-48) by introducing a caveat: 'peace to these people, but not these because (in our judgement) they're no good'. Whether it's an 'accurate translation' or not, I ho...
by sidvicius
Mon Mar 05, 2007 7:38 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Hail glorious St Patrick
Replies: 22
Views: 11223

Hymns to Saints

In my cherished copy of Hymns Prehistoric and Antediluvian , I can find hymns to most of the apostolic premiership, plus a few others*, and a whole stack to martyrs. It is highly thematic, and useful as such. There are very few that I might recognise however; some of these tunes would have last seen...
by sidvicius
Mon Feb 26, 2007 8:14 pm
Forum: Sounds Off
Topic: Another copyright query?
Replies: 26
Views: 29088

martin foster wrote:I understand that the query has been passed on to the Bible Department for clarification.
Has there been any response yet? It has been some time.
by sidvicius
Fri Feb 23, 2007 10:41 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liverpool Rite of Election
Replies: 8
Views: 4292

And......

Meanwhile, refusing to be outdone by the glamorous cathedra of the North, down on the sunny, sand-drenched beaches of Arundel and Brighton.....click here for more rite of election rehearsals It's going to be a busy weekend!
by sidvicius
Fri Feb 23, 2007 10:22 pm
Forum: Sounds Off
Topic: Unpopular psalms
Replies: 30
Views: 35578

Thread revival

sid wrote:Can anyone out there say they use the Celebration [Hymnal] Psalms, and what sort of congregational reception to they receive?


In a quiet moment, I'd like to revive this useful thread. Surely there must be some CH psalms that aren't too bad....?
by sidvicius
Wed Feb 21, 2007 4:10 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Article in Catholic Herald
Replies: 14
Views: 6552

Maybe VML proves that the young have to seek it, and enjoy it, not have a 'facade' of faith (e.g. church on sunday = faith? I think not) 'pushed' upon them? Religion, and/or study of theology is however, growing in popularity. Many faith groups (including *ahem* paganism) are growing too, at univers...
by sidvicius
Tue Feb 20, 2007 8:56 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Article in Catholic Herald
Replies: 14
Views: 6552

chaplaincies etc

Does anyone know what the other chaplaincies do for their music? Bit off topic, but from my experience it's nowhere near as promising as the article above. One might say that the true future of the Catholic church is found in chaplaincies, but as all chaplaincies seem to operate independently, what...
by sidvicius
Sat Feb 17, 2007 6:41 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Migrant workers and music
Replies: 16
Views: 8599

No problem. I was interested to hear a clerical member of one southern diocese say on (national) radio that he considered it their business to 'put the local Polish priest out of a job' (those are pretty much the words he used ) in their pursuit of effective migrant immigration. I think we can see w...
by sidvicius
Fri Feb 16, 2007 10:30 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Migrant workers and music
Replies: 16
Views: 8599

Nope...

I am not arguing with you Nick, I'm saying what I feel in my simpleton english. When I talk about english music I mean "it's got english words", and I didn't just say 'space for new composers is limited', I said it's limited within the hymnbooks in general current use , meaning the books a...
by sidvicius
Fri Feb 16, 2007 9:48 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Migrant workers and music
Replies: 16
Views: 8599

To clarify...

Then the music is either unwanted, unsuitable, ill-chosen or just plain yukky. Why use new music if it's not needed? You misunderstand - by 'our own new music', I meant English language, by recognised, published composers: Walker, Farrell, Joncas, Hurd etc. With a rather dated selection of english ...
by sidvicius
Thu Feb 15, 2007 7:00 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Migrant workers and music
Replies: 16
Views: 8599

Migrant music?

As to utilisation of 'world' music into churches, I think this is very much a secondary issue. I've seen it done, and I have to say it is patiently tolerated, but I can't honestly say it appears to provide any 'omni-congregational' benefits, sorry Nick. When in Rome.... It's OK for us right on, one ...
by sidvicius
Thu Feb 15, 2007 12:50 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Christingle services
Replies: 7
Views: 4688

Trying to stay ON TOPIC

Almost precisely my point. I'm sure he was a very nice man and Pope, but he wasn't martyred - deserving of a feast day ? - so Gwyn what are your thoughts on Christingle?
by sidvicius
Thu Feb 15, 2007 12:36 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Migrant workers and music
Replies: 16
Views: 8599

Migrant Workers church support

I think we're about as 'ready for it' as we've ever been - but that's not necessarily bad. One benefit of job-related immigration is that in general (as before) groups of people, not individuals, come to the UK; they are usually not 'isolated' as such, and in many places, they do have their own supp...
by sidvicius
Thu Feb 15, 2007 12:07 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Rehearsing the assembly
Replies: 4
Views: 3241

introducing new sung repertoire

My preferred solution is to utilise the same mass setting for a liturgical season. This builds up a repertoire of what's important (to sing), makes people and priests less jumpy about 'what are they going to play (that we don't know) this week', and emphasises the seasonal changes. Without choir, on...