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by Southern Comfort
Mon May 03, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pre-recorded music in liturgy
Replies: 8
Views: 3074

Re: Pre-recorded music in liturgy

We have even had a recorded version of Amazing Grace. Barmy, but for many people recorded music is all they know. It's symptomatic of the fact that secular recorded music is often about the performer. You want to have the star performing their recording at your celebration. People have largely ceas...
by Southern Comfort
Mon May 03, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: New Translation of the Lectionary incoming
Replies: 17
Views: 3512

Re: New Translation of the Lectionary incoming

I will probably remain something of a psalm refusenik. In the present lectionary, the text of the refrain is rarely long enough to sing and it frequently has no obvious link to the preceding reading, to which is responds. In my (alas, now former) parish, we often sang eight-bar refrains. We develop...
by Southern Comfort
Fri Apr 30, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: New Translation of the Lectionary incoming
Replies: 17
Views: 3512

Re: New Translation of the Lectionary incoming

I'm still hoping that they might develop sufficient pastoral sensibility to adapt the lectionary to use inclusive language! Worth debating! Pastoral sensibility is not the major attribute of the two prelates who are intent upon steamrollering this through before they retire (and don't have to deal ...
by Southern Comfort
Fri Apr 30, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: New Translation of the Lectionary incoming
Replies: 17
Views: 3512

Re: New Translation of the Lectionary incoming

I wonder will we see the departure of "world without end."? That is the final phrase of the "Glory be", and so has nothing per se to do with a new Lectionary (or even an old one). The traditional wording for the "Glory be" runs: Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it ...
by Southern Comfort
Wed Apr 21, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The Great Awakening
Replies: 12
Views: 882

Re: The Great Awakening

Alas, this sort of thing is precisely why cases are spiralling out of control in the Paris region and elsewhere in France, and French hospitals are trying to operate ICUs at 150%+ of their normal maximum capacity. A friend of mine in Paris recently emerged from over 8 weeks in intensive care, on a v...
by Southern Comfort
Sun Apr 11, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Help identifying a psalm setting
Replies: 9
Views: 5176

Re: Help identifying a psalm setting

Has anyone used this setting for this psalm, either during the Easter Vigil or at Pentecost? This year we used a setting by Stephen Dean which is nice, though I prefer the Dom Gregory Murray setting. Just wondering if you are familiar with the original version of the Dean (not the one in The Great ...
by Southern Comfort
Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Help identifying a psalm setting
Replies: 9
Views: 5176

Re: Help identifying a psalm setting

Becky wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:50 am
Not in that key but it's on p33 of the Dean/Macmillan Complete Responsorial Psalter.
Response and chant both AGM
For Macmillan, read McCrimmon !
by Southern Comfort
Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:16 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Hymns to St. Joseph
Replies: 3
Views: 1339

Re: Hymns to St. Joseph

Welcome, Don!

Amazon does not provide a list of contents. I wonder if you have included James Quinn's hymn "Joseph, we praise you" (no. 99 in Hymns for All Seasons) — a fine text, permeated with scripture references and not overly sentimental.
by Southern Comfort
Sun Apr 04, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Easter 2021
Replies: 2
Views: 733

Re: Easter 2021

And with your spirit, Dom P !
by Southern Comfort
Wed Mar 24, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: New Translation of the Lectionary incoming
Replies: 17
Views: 3512

Re: New Translation of the Lectionary incoming

Thanks, Alan, for posting this. It is not just Responsorial Psalms that are affected; presumably there will be new Gospel acclamations as well, which composers will also need to set. Given that the referenced document says … This is a new publication of the Lectionary using different scripture tran...
by Southern Comfort
Sat Mar 13, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Bishops' Vademecum for Holy Week 2021
Replies: 9
Views: 2061

Re: Bishops' Vademecum for Holy Week 2021

While agreeing that the new provision is far from ideal, I fear the rubrical pundits would tell us that GIRM/Missal 2010 is more recent than Paschale Solemnitatis (January 1988) and therefore supersedes the latter. But even the Missal seems confused about some things. As John says, Missal rubric Goo...
by Southern Comfort
Thu Mar 11, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Bishops' Vademecum for Holy Week 2021
Replies: 9
Views: 2061

Re: Bishops' Vademecum for Holy Week 2021

I also hear of parishes have also decided to forego Communion on Good Friday, partly for reasons of health safety but also because it helps to reduce the time that people need to be inside the building for a lengthy service. If you don't have Communion on Good Friday, you can't have the reservation...
by Southern Comfort
Mon Mar 08, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Bishops' Vademecum for Holy Week 2021
Replies: 9
Views: 2061

Re: Bishops' Vademecum for Holy Week 2021

It will also need to be made very clear in advance that there is no 'creeping to the cross' on Good Friday this year. I am aware of some parishes where there will indeed be a procession (socially distanced) to the cross, but with each person bowing to the cross and not kissing it. This keeps some o...
by Southern Comfort
Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Women in 'Minor Orders'
Replies: 7
Views: 2155

Re: Women in 'Minor Orders'

I can recommend a book called 'The Hidden History of Women's Ordination' (forgotten the author and I can noi longer find it on my shelf) but it goes right back to the early church - who was doing what, why and when) and how it all got suppressed. Guess why? Professor Gary Macy, an excellent speaker...
by Southern Comfort
Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Wednesday Workshops
Replies: 1
Views: 750

Re: Wednesday Workshops

Alas, cannot watch it live. Kathryn is excellent. Will it be recorded?