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by oopsorganist
Tue Nov 22, 2016 1:18 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pipe Organs and Organists - Dying out?
Replies: 35
Views: 8071

Re: Pipe Organs and Organists - Dying out?

yes but no Organs are not dying out yet. I've played three, one from the murky past, a nice modern Malcom Spinx, and a big digital. The big digital was the best because, like a keyboard, you can diddle it down a couple of tones. Transpose at the press of a button. They all sounded pretty much the sa...
by oopsorganist
Sun Nov 20, 2016 4:19 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pipe Organs and Organists - Dying out?
Replies: 35
Views: 8071

Re: Pipe Organs and Organists - Dying out?

Sorry. Not grim. I suppose the words might be "more formal". I think we have to accept that there are other ways of celebrating the Mass which are not so formal. Like Polka Masses! It is not the restoration and maintenance of pipe organs which is a dead end. It is surrendering to the idea ...
by oopsorganist
Sat Nov 19, 2016 9:06 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pipe Organs and Organists - Dying out?
Replies: 35
Views: 8071

Re: Pipe Organs and Organists - Dying out?

Not to be unkind to those who are seriously troubled by the demise of pipe organs and also capable organists - - the landscape in these parts if very different. In fact, I led the organ restoration fund in our rather poor parish - but always with the approach of " what are we doing spending all...
by oopsorganist
Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:50 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Extraordinary Form
Replies: 23
Views: 4421

Re: Extraordinary Form

We were contemplating the fact that the Latin Mass requires males to do the serving etc. We have not yet mentioned that it is OK for a woman to serve if " she knows Latin" and does not move. So she can respond ( as on behalf of the congregation )- but not waltz around the altar doing moves...
by oopsorganist
Sun Oct 09, 2016 5:20 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Extraordinary Form
Replies: 23
Views: 4421

Re: Extraordinary Form

Oh
I thought we were going to be able to have a competition offering a prize to the first person to spot the problem.
by oopsorganist
Sat Oct 08, 2016 9:00 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Extraordinary Form
Replies: 23
Views: 4421

Re: Extraordinary Form

I hope you are not thinking I would have any kind of informed background? Not guilty.

Not me. Just googling around. That second article is American Journalism.
What is the problem?
by oopsorganist
Sat Oct 08, 2016 8:51 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Extraordinary Form
Replies: 23
Views: 4421

Re: Extraordinary Form

Perhaps these two articles available online sum up the issues and debates around female altar servers, lay ministries and women's difficulties within the Catholic church so I will try to link them thus saving anyone reading the thread from confusion. (Oo, that must be a first ) For Canon Law - Cardi...
by oopsorganist
Wed Oct 05, 2016 11:26 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Extraordinary Form
Replies: 23
Views: 4421

Re: Extraordinary Form

I was reading more today. I found this "The reasons why the rubrics 'in no way contemplate the possibility of female servers' is because female servers were restricted by the 1917 Code (c. 813, §2). The 1917 Code is now completely abrogated, along with the prohibition on female altar servers, i...
by oopsorganist
Mon Oct 03, 2016 10:52 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Extraordinary Form
Replies: 23
Views: 4421

Re: Extraordinary Form

Ah I googled. A little randomly perhaps. But different viewpoints came up for me to read. So. All those roles - like readers, Eucharistic Ministers and so on, are delegated to the laity by the powers of authority. Nowadays, they can be delegated to males and females. This delegation can be revoked. ...
by oopsorganist
Mon Oct 03, 2016 1:42 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Choral Director Post
Replies: 16
Views: 4023

Re: Choral Director Post

Perhaps the forum needs a Vacancies thingummy. That could be useful for paid and unpaid posts. Organist wanted. Choir leader available. Piano Accordionist needed, Southwark. That sort of thing. And then Admin in places like Leeds could pop their posts there without any discussion emerging. Take temp...
by oopsorganist
Mon Oct 03, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Extraordinary Form
Replies: 23
Views: 4421

Re: Extraordinary Form

Ah you were there then?
I was in Leeds at another Mass which failed to happen, as 'appens. No priest available you see. Mid afternoon. In my family time.

"Man enough for the job" is not a good phrase really. It's oppressive language.
by oopsorganist
Mon Oct 03, 2016 10:03 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Extraordinary Form
Replies: 23
Views: 4421

Re: Extraordinary Form

The article took me aback for other reasons. The Bishop is glad for this service to be midday as he states that people should not have to attend Mass in the afternoon because this is "family time". So. And yet, people with disabilities have their service mid afternoon. And last time, no pr...
by oopsorganist
Mon Oct 03, 2016 8:53 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Extraordinary Form
Replies: 23
Views: 4421

Re: Extraordinary Form

Er so,
What is the defining factor?

It's not institutional misogeny is it?
Or perhaps, re enactment accuracy?

What is it. Please tell me. I need to know.

http://www.dioceseofleeds.org.uk/news/2142
by oopsorganist
Mon Oct 03, 2016 7:45 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Extraordinary Form
Replies: 23
Views: 4421

Re: Extraordinary Form

Thanks for that Becky.
There is no way I can get my head round that. Why one language should permit inclusion and the other be all discriminatory. :cry: Surely it is the same meaning in each activity.