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As an amateur musician who plays both the piano and organ during our congregation's worship service, I may have a unique perspective on this. I've both played and led the congregation in musical worship. Our denomination also forbids pre-recorded music in worship services, and even excludes most musical instruments from the main worship service. (Allowed ...


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Clear statements against the use of prerecorded music have been made by the National Association of Pastoral Musicians ("On the Use of Pre-Recorded Music in the Liturgy") and Paul S. Jones (Singing and Making Music). Both emphasize two arguments: Authentic worship requires active participation Recordings are static and inflexible Authentic worship ...


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I would like to try to address the second question, "What is the rationale for having the interview with a member of the laity?" It does not seem clear from the ancient Canons that laypeople were explicitly called to approve and/or examine a candidate bishop. It seems, though, that a bishop's election had to be approved by laypeople as well as clergy by ...


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There is no reason preventing more chalices form being consacrated, but usually catholics uses olny one cup mainly for pratical reasons: since there is no need for each faithful to receive the Blood, in most cases only the priest drinks it, so one cup is enough. Even when there are more priests, each one takes only a little sip from the same cup (possibily ...



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