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Saturday, 13 March 2010

"...so we'll have GUITAR instead!"

Whence the notion that since the organ is to be used but sparingly during Lent, and, if the assembly and music ministry is musically mature, not at all during the Triduum, from Gloria to Gloria,(correct,) Good Friday ought to be a piano service?(bone-headed)

Or accompaniment for the bulk of the Mass of the Lord's Supper limited to flute and guitar?

I hear about this once, I assume a misreading on the part of a local music director or liturgist or priest -- but thrice, in far-flung areas?

I smell a Facilitator.

There must have been some presenter, or some workshop, with some hand-out, or some guide sent to members of some group.


Charles said...

Thanks, Geri, for the last little bit of a great post. Though I didn't give a rat's tush over being flamed a tad for my admitting admonishing dumbshit, egotist celebrants after being "a guest" at their parish, I didn't feel it necessary in the combox to mention that the abuses were prolific (every collect, the EP, the homily,Communion prayer and dismissal was improvised, the ommission of the Gloria/Credo in Ord. Time, etc.) and egregious, not to mention the guy's a suck up for adulation from unknowing folk and TV/newspaper reporters.
Despite some NLM comments that suggested such encounters are rude or inefficient, frankly Scarlett.... Some idiots need a boot to the head if he's leading his lemmings to a cliff.
Between you n me- with the death stars of the scandal plague now ravaging continental Europe and the LA Congress next week, I'm getting damn eschatological all over. Satan's a clever bastard, no?

Scelata said...

Clever, but nonetheless, God's Monkey!

I think this comment may have been intended for a different thread.

Did you say this conversation about talking to the musicians et al after Mass began on Pray Tell?

I must have missed it.

I am leery of posting there because I was really put off my the "progressives don't post because we have actual work to do" editorial.

(Save the Liturgy, Save the World)

Scelata said...

Incidentally, your blog is very quiet -- Lenten fast?

(Save the Liturgy, Save the World)

Dad29 said...

It gets worse.

Today we had "group Gospel", wherein 2 layfolk 'shared' reading the Gospel with the celebrant/priest.

Forbidden, of course, but hey...

Scelata said...

Oh, no!

Never seen that for anything but the reading of the Passion. (Oh, and an early December Christmas pageant/gospel I've tried to blot out of my memory)

We at least had the correct Gospel, and proclaimed by a (solitary) deacon.

But we also had a fabricated "Rite of Enrollment for Future First Communicants," in which their parents make a pledge, shoehorned into the Mass.

(Save the Liturgy, Save the World)