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by JW
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Come Back Again
Replies: 9
Views: 538

Re: Come Back Again

Doesn't ring any bells with me but there must be someone out there who recognises it?
by JW
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Come Back Again
Replies: 9
Views: 538

Re: Come Back Again

Just a thought, and I know there could be copyright considerations. In the interests of finding the composer is it worth uploading a scan to this forum. You could take it down again once the composer is identified.
by JW
Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Director of Music, St George's Cathedral Southwark
Replies: 2
Views: 156

Director of Music, St George's Cathedral Southwark

Norman Harper is to retire at the end of the year and St George's are advertising for a new Director of Music. Here is a link to the advert: http://www.stgeorgescathedral.org.uk/music/directorofmusic.html I'm no expert but the remuneration seems very low for the type of musician they seem to want to...
by JW
Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Easter Sunday morning Masses
Replies: 17
Views: 1887

Re: Easter Sunday morning Masses

Paschale Solemnitatis is very clear about this. There is no "pastoral provision": ‘The entire celebration of the Easter Vigil takes place at night. It should not begin before nightfall; it should end before daybreak on Sunday’. This rule is to be taken according to its strictest sense. Reprehensibl...
by JW
Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Easter Sunday morning Masses
Replies: 17
Views: 1887

Re: Easter Sunday morning Masses

Many parish's vigils are attended mainly by the elderly who don't want to be out late. I suspect that is one reason why they tend to start their Easter celebrations early. I remember when the Vigil started about 10 or 10.30 and the actual Mass didn't start till midnight. Our PP used to send everyone...
by JW
Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Easter Sunday morning Masses
Replies: 17
Views: 1887

Re: Easter Sunday morning Masses

The Easter Triduum and Vigil is the source and summit of our weekly liturgy for every parish family. As a parish family, we may not always agree with things that happen but I try to make sure that I'm there and contributing. I suspect part of Catholicism's problem in England is that people don't ide...
by JW
Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: SSG Communications - what the heck is going on?
Replies: 27
Views: 2129

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

Southern Comfort has, as always, given a very apt argument that Catholicism has always had a certain amount of dynamism. In fact I would argue that there were significant changes in teaching between the Reformation and Vatican 2. These include the acceptance the the earth revolves around the sun, th...
by JW
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: SSG Communications - what the heck is going on?
Replies: 27
Views: 2129

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

Traditionalism isn't only about liturgy, if it were it wouldn't be such a problem. There's a very extensive Wikipedia article on traditionalist Catholicism. It lists many traditionalist groups that are in full Communion with Rome and many who aren't. At it's extreme incarnation, traditional catholic...
by JW
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The Best Narthex in Christendom
Replies: 10
Views: 688

Re: The Best Narthex in Christendom

Language is always changing, curates became assistant priests years ago, confession became Reconciliation, etc etc etc!
by JW
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The Best Narthex in Christendom
Replies: 10
Views: 688

Re: The Best Narthex in Christendom

The larger the space and the more cupboards and shelves and noticeboards it has, with an appropriate place for everything, the better it will look. Your welcoming should shoulder the responsibility of making sure everything is tidied up properly at the end of Mass.
by JW
Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The wickedness of face cream
Replies: 139
Views: 64896

Re: The wickedness of face cream

blackthorn fairy wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:55 pm
This thread started some time ago with Jonah being called to go to Nivea - this morning in my church he was being called to go to Nirvana - not once but several times. Did he get there I wondered?
The passage mentions a 3 day journey. Methinks Buddhists would be very impressed!
by JW
Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Clapping at the end of a carol service
Replies: 3
Views: 544

Clapping at the end of a carol service

A priest, not in my deanery, has issued an instruction that there should be no clapping at the end of a primary school carol service in his church. My informant tells me that this instruction will be ignored completely and that clapping will be even more heartfelt than usual. Whilst the sacredness o...
by JW
Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Remembrance Sunday
Replies: 26
Views: 2437

Re: Remembrance Sunday

We used to sing this at every evening funeral reception; Lord alone knows what non-practicising or non-RC folks made of it. As for the initials - I was told that the piece was written by friends of the organist here in Whitby around the turn of the century, a Mrs Helen Alder and her husband Thomas,...
by JW
Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Remembrance Sunday
Replies: 26
Views: 2437

Re: Remembrance Sunday

Laudate 177 ' Now let your servant go in peace' is an easy hymn setting of the Nunc Dimittis to a fairly well known tune. There's also a Taize chant in Latin or English.
by JW
Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Remembrance Sunday
Replies: 26
Views: 2437

Re: Remembrance Sunday

I suspect that prayers like the De Profundis, Memorare and Salve Regina were a victim of the general move away from rote learning in schools. This was not a consequence of Vatican 2 so much as changes to education. We even learnt bits of the Catechism by heart back in the 1950's as well as assorted ...