Thursday, February 14, 2008

What's all this about "returning to the heart of worship"??

A good friend of mine sent me this little poster in the mail the other day. I couldn't just keep it to myself. I had to share:



11 comments:

Brian Michael Page said...

LMAO! That one goes hand and hand with this one.

BMP

DJL said...

Ow Ow Ow Ow Ow Ow Ow Ow Ow Ow.

Jason Pennington said...

Isn't that a fantastic console? It looks like the jambs curve. See how the draw knobs seem to be smaller on the end? I betcha this organ isn't in a Catholic church. Too risky to spend that kind of cash and have it grow dust after the priest is replaced.....sigh.

JP

Jason Pennington said...

Oh, and one more thing....Brian. Thanks for using the word "narthex" in the index. But, might I remind you to use the language of Catholicism next time. The proper pedestrian Catholic term is "Lobby". "Narthex" smacks so Anglican... BWWAAAAAHHHH!!!

I couldn't resist. Cheers (oops, sorry, another Anglophile slip there. I should have said "peace of Gawd".)

JP

Brian Michael Page said...

That is quite the organ. I was thinking the Cathedral Basilica in St. Louis at first, but that's only a four-manual. You have a five-manual posted here.

You're also probably right about this organ NOT being in a Catholic Church, considering the "United Nations Parish" (Holy Family NYC) and St. Patrick's Cathedral (also NYC) are the only two five-manual organs that I know of in RC churches in the USA.

There is not one five-manual in Rhode Island that I know of. To boot, our cathedral is the only four-manual left in any RI Catholic churches (St. Matthew's in Central Falls had a four-manual, but the nutcase pastor about 17 years ago disconnected it and dropped a used three-manual console downstairs to play the same organ, then bastardized a section of the nave to make it a choir area - the organist was rightfully pissed).

BMP

Brian Michael Page said...

LMAO - wrong Jason... it's "gaaaaaaaaathering space!"

(just ask anyone on a certain message board that you and I both once frequented) - tee hee!

BMP

Fr. Erik Richtsteig said...

While Narthex is the proper word, "The Shut-The-Hell-Up-Before-You-Go-Into-The-Church Room" works too.

Adrienne said...

I love your blog and in most cases I agree with you. Not today!

As much as I love organ and believe it should be used in church the comment about God hating guitars is just stupid.

There is a world of difference between a strumming guitar and good classical guitar played well.

You've managed to insult every fine guitarist (including my husband) in one "swell foop".

Brian Michael Page said...

Not to merely stand by my fellow snark, but I think the poster was referring to guitars as they're *typically* used for worship (i.e., the humstrummers of St. Louis Jesuits, Haugen-D'Haas, Landry, and other similar "greatest hits"), as opposed to the far better guitarist. Trust me, Adrienne, I don't think insult was the intended result. I'm sorry if you feel that way.
Peace,
BMP

Jason Pennington said...

I liked what Joan Rivers said last week on NPR while being interviewed as a plug for her new play in Los Angeles: "I'm sick of all this political correctness. People need to learn to relax." Oh, and God hates Oboe players too. LMAO!

JP

John said...

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Here's a link for the new address:

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