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by sidvicius
Sat Feb 10, 2007 8:17 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Christingle services
Replies: 7
Views: 4688

Christingle

I just looked it up, and I can't see anything wrong with it. As a children's service, it might be a good way of connecting local faith schools during Christmastide, a reminder to them that the holiday season is Christmas, not the two months before it. I agree with Petrasancta, and there is no reason...
by sidvicius
Fri Feb 09, 2007 9:45 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Christingle services
Replies: 7
Views: 4688

Mind you I can see why a PP might query it. What exactly is a Christingle service anyway? What is its Moravian counterpart? - I can't imagine it was called Christingle in Moravia, wherever that is.
by sidvicius
Wed Jan 31, 2007 10:17 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: So why do we hate choirs then?
Replies: 36
Views: 16803

Welcome, Petrasancta. While I'm not mad keen on the thought of a mass with no singing at all, I think you make a good point, that where a number of masses are available (I'm guessing you mean sunday masses), as much effort should be made to have a mass 'by the book' so to speak, i.e. sing only the p...
by sidvicius
Mon Jan 29, 2007 11:01 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: So why do we hate choirs then?
Replies: 36
Views: 16803

shake it, baby...

pirate wrote:...wearing a belly dancing belt of gold coins which she swooshed in rhythm...
:shock: :o :D That's an even more interesting concept! I think we should do more to nurture talents such as these. Belly dancing is a truly under-rated form of praise. What thinkest the forum's noble thinkers?
by sidvicius
Mon Jan 22, 2007 11:48 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Psalms for Children's Lectionary
Replies: 3
Views: 2055

Hasn't Bernadette Farrell done a ton of childrens music?
by sidvicius
Sat Jan 13, 2007 9:59 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Folk Group
Replies: 39
Views: 17127

BEFORE YOU REPLY, ask yourself 1 Question: DO I FEEL LUCKY?

Darned right. Parpinetto's trumpet involuntary in Z minor and whoopee! it's out with the Fat stops. Never mind that poor guy in the 74th pew who doesn't speak a word of English and would like to spend some private time after mass praying to his God, having had to sit through another hour of incompre...
by sidvicius
Fri Jan 12, 2007 11:01 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Folk Group
Replies: 39
Views: 17127

So Sue Me

Demarcation etc yes there does tend to be, between the organ, wot is held in high steam by the powers that be, and er, just about every other instrument unless it's part of a full-fledged orchestra, which few of our local churches have. I think scrubbity-scrub on ye jolly stringbox has pretty much l...
by sidvicius
Tue Jan 09, 2007 12:09 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Baptism of Our Lord - 1st Sunday in Ordinary Time
Replies: 9
Views: 3848

Epiphany, Baptism and Stuff

thirteen pigs a-flying *beep* you and your statistical probabilities! though it would fit the song slightly better... As for importance (ed), I would put Epiphanies above Baptism because of the more global sense of 'this one is special', and that news of His arrival would soon spread to many far of...
by sidvicius
Mon Jan 08, 2007 11:30 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Baptism of Our Lord - 1st Sunday in Ordinary Time
Replies: 9
Views: 3848

Epiphany/Baptism

No, I think the Epiphany remains the Epiphany, and the Baptism just gets sort of bypassed this year, presumably because the Baptism's subtitle is "First in Ordinary time", thus the first 'ordinary' (i.e. the first in an ordered sequence, not 'ordinary' in the modern sense of 'unexciting' o...
by sidvicius
Wed Dec 27, 2006 1:12 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Canons to the left of them...
Replies: 27
Views: 14530

EP1 again!

Merry Christmas Reginald - you'll be pleased to know that EP1 is alive and well in West Sussex, where I am spending my yuletide, and not just any old EP1, but with full Chrysogonuses and Agathas, seeing as it's Christmas, Yeah! Let's hear it for the less well known saints. Are you still in an EP1 de...
by sidvicius
Wed Dec 13, 2006 10:52 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Start of Advent
Replies: 69
Views: 27036

huh?

It's like a novena innit, only with twelve, only some people says it's thirteen like in a Baker's dozen, during Jewish leap years , and the five gold rings, they're like the seven sacraments ain't they? only there's five, and french hens are like the trinity, and the two turtles, they was like the t...
by sidvicius
Wed Dec 13, 2006 10:11 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Light the Advent Candle (x)
Replies: 16
Views: 9280

Editing time

Would Ben mind if I fine-tuned his worthy travails? I'm not sure if mine will still fit the required metre, but it seems to be rhythmic enough to pass for poetry. Here goes: The light of Advent candle one means preparation has begun. Christ, the Lord of everything, be born on Earth to be our king. c...
by sidvicius
Tue Dec 12, 2006 5:54 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Replies: 53
Views: 23246

candle colours

Yes (anne) I noticed that too about the candles, and it wasn't the only site that expressed some murkiness over what the sequence is. Apparently there is a feeling in certain churches that the penultimate sunday should be more significant, and with my simple brain active, I can see their point (I ex...
by sidvicius
Tue Dec 12, 2006 12:07 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Replies: 53
Views: 23246

Light the blue touch paper one...

That's a very good idea Gwyn, it could be SSG's gift to the world. Anybody else fancy a spot of munificent not-for-profit-making? Many different but valid views are being expressed here. Strangely, I cannot comment on the toshness or otherwise of LTAC1 because I've never heard it, let alone sung it....
by sidvicius
Sat Dec 09, 2006 10:57 pm
Forum: Sounds Off
Topic: Another copyright query?
Replies: 26
Views: 29088

New information

This thread has been dead for a bit, perhaps for obvious reasons, but as I was looking into the issue on the web I thought I'd tell everyone about those nice people down at the liturgy office who help us pretty neatly at this link: http://www.catholic-ew.org.uk/liturgy/Resources/Copyright/Info.html ...