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by oopsorganist
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The Best Narthex in Christendom
Replies: 10
Views: 1284

Re: The Best Narthex in Christendom

That is a proper Narthex then. A bit at the back of the church - just did a Wiki search for the word! It used to be the place for penitents etc etc .

But a porch is what I suffered from. A porch should be a clear passage.
by oopsorganist
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The Best Narthex in Christendom
Replies: 10
Views: 1284

Re: The Best Narthex in Christendom

Does the level of demand require more than one? You could have a couple of huge ones bolted to a bench in the church, or something like an abacus, and that would do the trick. Oh we had such a marvellous narthex. Well I guess it was a porch. It had been a big room, a baptistry at one point with huge...
by oopsorganist
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The Best Narthex in Christendom
Replies: 10
Views: 1284

Re: The Best Narthex in Christendom

Put all the papers in a file (bin bag) and have a nice bunch of flowers on table with a sign that says Welcome to our parish. Or a candle. Or maybe a small fountain. A bible. Have a human being whose job is to welcome people and direct them to any information they need. Any information. Get them a b...
by oopsorganist
Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: SSG Communications - what the heck is going on?
Replies: 27
Views: 3671

Re: SSG Communications - what the heck is going on?

Yes I had that problem or a similar one. I thought I was banned for complaining about the biscuits! I forget how I got round it. But it has left me with a password so long and strange .... and there does not seem a way to change your password. This is not the biggest problem in the world but it is a...
by oopsorganist
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: SSG Communications - what the heck is going on?
Replies: 27
Views: 3671

Re: SSG Communications - what the heck is going on?

I just wonder - since I don't do Twitter and hardly know what it is- only that it is dangerous in the hands of an idiot ( thinking of one in particular) - if the SSG could in fact be quoted as an organisation that supports any extreme views in Liturgy, by somehow referencing the Twitter thing. It be...
by oopsorganist
Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Parish Website Advice
Replies: 4
Views: 852

Re: Parish Website Advice

Wel,l that is so 2018!
Some people communicate via Facebook..... I just complained about the ivy and brambles in a local CofE graveyard and (that sounds so weird) and got a message straight back. You can set up a group on Facebook.
Mobile phones are the way of the future. The Jesus App.
by oopsorganist
Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: O Holy Night
Replies: 7
Views: 974

Re: O Holy Night

Well, that is better. It gets it out of the system.
To have it blasted at you as if it has something profound to say is less delightful.
I would vote for Peace Child (Farrell).
by oopsorganist
Mon Dec 25, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: O Holy Night
Replies: 7
Views: 974

O Holy Night

O Holy Night...... (solo) :roll:
Why has this become traditional? Heard it 3 years in a row now.
Boy chorister - and yes, we clapped. It was a release from the tension of- will he, won't he, reach those high notes?
Anyway, what could be sung instead?
by oopsorganist
Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Clapping at the end of a carol service
Replies: 3
Views: 915

Re: Clapping at the end of a carol service

Oh look, I'm still logged in after the last time I posted. Which is lucky. Otherwise I have to go to my emails and find the last password activation, copy and paste it and so on and so forth there does not seem to be a facility for changing new passwords to memorable passwords on the board - or I ha...
by oopsorganist
Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Procession of Bridesmaids
Replies: 8
Views: 1238

Re: Procession of Bridesmaids

This is so wrong. The more mature women will also have bought new outfits and made an effort. They too, should be allowed to process. So that is the MotB, MotG, er GreatAuntyEthel and so on and so forth. Then again, that is also unfair, and unequal. The men must be allowed to process too. The ushers...
by oopsorganist
Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Remembrance Sunday
Replies: 26
Views: 3807

Re: Remembrance Sunday

Not the ordinary one by Webb then?
by oopsorganist
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Muzak for the Mass
Replies: 7
Views: 1446

Re: Muzak for the Mass

Oh there was a musician at this Mass! I think they were playing anyway. Maybe it was all recorded. I shall study it next time I go there. The hymns were bland too. It was Instant Whip, strawberry flavour. Using recorded music during the collection and then singing a hymn afterwards - it's all a bit ...
by oopsorganist
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Muzak for the Mass
Replies: 7
Views: 1446

Muzak for the Mass

Oh dear. I really don't like it. If people really feel it is appropriate to play recorded music during, for example, the actual passing of the collection bag/plate, or during the Communion Procession, is there any way it which it can dignified so as not to be, Muzac for the Mass? I include light cla...