PipeChat Digest #1723 - Monday, December 25, 2000
 
Christmas Services on TV
  by <Oboe32@aol.com>
Christmas Eve, and a death in the family (X-posted)
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Re: Christmas Eve, and a death in the family (X-posted)
  by <DRAWKNOB@aol.com>
Re: Christmas Services on TV
  by "Harold Aspgren" <Roopsmm@home.com>
 

(back) Subject: Christmas Services on TV From: <Oboe32@aol.com> Date: Mon, 25 Dec 2000 00:35:36 EST   Hey All, Well I made it through my two big services, and I have one = left! Its been a grand time with lots of great music. And on the note of music = and organs, lets visit those TV churches! St. Pat NYC had the same music, same =   service, but the organ sounded like it was only brash reeds and big = mixtures, no weight to the combinations. The choir at St. Pat's sounds much older = and like the sopranos took over. The balance of the miching may be to blame, = but things were a bit odd, though the new Bishop is an energetic guy. There was an Episcopal Church? from Texas on the TV around = Midnight. The music was good, the director was on the floor and the choir up in a = loft and the organ behind the alter. The place that the service was held at is just a very odd set-up! None the less, the music was well done, the = liturgy was low-church, but it still was the best service on the TV. At any rate, my best to all! Enjoy the Holiday, rest, eat, and = party!     -Pete  
(back) Subject: Christmas Eve, and a death in the family (X-posted) From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Sun, 24 Dec 2000 22:03:16 -0800   St. Matthew's Christmas Eve went well ... the choir outdid themselves. My favorite moment was the Gloria in excelsis ... everybody brought bells to ring, and it set up some kind of standing wave so that it sounded like REALLY BIG bells were ringing in the background.   When I got home from Mass, there was a message that my last surviving aunt had died suddenly of a heart attack. Of your charity, please pray for the repose of the soul of Almeda Clark Blowers. Jesu, mercy! Mary, pray!   Bud    
(back) Subject: Re: Christmas Eve, and a death in the family (X-posted) From: <DRAWKNOB@aol.com> Date: Mon, 25 Dec 2000 01:19:58 EST   Bud,   My prayers are with you, your family, and the soul of Almeda.   Blessings,   John  
(back) Subject: Re: Christmas Services on TV From: "Harold Aspgren" <Roopsmm@home.com> Date: Mon, 25 Dec 2000 01:22:48 -0800   At 00:35 12/25/2000 EST, Pete wrote: >Hey All, > > There was an Episcopal Church? from Texas on the TV around = Midnight. >The music was good, the director was on the floor and the choir up in a = loft >and the organ behind the alter. The place that the service was held at is =   >just a very odd set-up!   The Texas service was held in a retreat center in Navasota. I would say that the building was probably an auditorium or assembly hall and not a Church. The organ wasn't exactly inspiring.     Here in western Washington, the midnight mass from Saint James Cathedral (RC) was quite festive, but the local, live production was poorly engineered. The audio was extremely muddled.   Hal