Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Max's service schedule challenge

Source here.

Rural
8.30am Holy Communion (BCP)
10.45am Morning Prayer
11am Sung Eucharist (BAS or alternating)

Suburban
5pm (Sat) Corporate Confession & Absolution with Anointing (ELW)
8.30am Holy Communion (BAS Rite I)
10.45am Morning Prayer
11am Sung Eucharist
(Morning Prayer and Holy Communion, first Sundays)

Inner city
4pm (Sat) Corporate Confession & Absolution with Anointing (ELW)
5pm La Messe-Basse
9.30am Holy Communion (BCP)
10.15am Sung Mattins & Litany
11am Solemn High Mass (BAS Rite I)
4.30pm Festal Evensong & Benediction

9 comments:

aaronorear said...

Mine...
Anything dignified and officiated by someone else, preferably no earlier than 10am.

Can you tell I'm closing in on vacation?

BillyD said...

Corporate confession?

Max. said...

Oh... Mattins :(

I prefer my schedule!

Anonymous said...

Why no earlier Sunday Suburban Mass? Lots of suburban families have activities, sports, etc. Sunday afternoons-an 11 a.m. Liturgy gets them home too late. people with children find it hard to wait until 11 a.m., since they're up early and often need to have their lunches by 11.30 or noon. Plus, for some, earlier is better, although I find the "traditional" 8 a.m. said Eucharost too early. Some people just love it, although one wonders why they're up so early. I suspect that the early Mass suits people who work on Sundays. This is a reality we must seriously consider, since people who want to keep a job (e.g. restaurants, sales, recreation, etc.)have to keep their jobs. Anglicans generally don't want to go the church Saturday afternoon.

Geoff said...

I omitted the early celebration from the suburban tier purely by oversight.

As to the time of the "principal" celebration: with Fr Orear, I am more sympathetic to the perspective of the one who actually has to get up to preside than to the family that wants it over with so can they cram more of the same Monday-to-Saturday routine in afterward. I have never quite gotten over my teenage ire at 9am Masses. I grant that the NFL has killed Evensong, but a liturgy that ends at noon doesn't seem to be a disproportionate claim on one's Sunday time. (As a Jewish blogger I read put it, sure a Saturday morning service lasts three hours, but where else are you going on Saturday morning?)

Paul Goings said...

Max's 'blog won't let me post...

Rural Parish [pastor or shared pastor]

Sundays

8 a.m. Low Mass
10 a.m. High Mass
6 p.m. Rosary and Benediction

Weekdays

8 a.m. Low Mass
6 p.m. Rosary and Litany of Loreto

Confessions heard on Saturday at 5 p.m., on Sunday before the High Mass, and by appointment.

Suburban Parish [pastor and possibly parochial vicar]

Sundays

8 a.m. and 12 noon Low Mass
10 a.m. High Mass
6 p.m. Compline and Benediction

Weekdays

7 a.m. Low Mass
6 p.m. Rosary and Litany of Loreto

Confessions heard on Saturday at 5 p.m., on Sunday before the High Mass, and by appointment.

Inner City Parish

Sundays [pastor and at least one parochial vicar]

6, 7, and 8 a.m., and 12 noon Low Mass
9 a.m. Office of Readings and Lauds
10 a.m. High Mass
3 p.m. Sung Vespers
6 p.m. Rosary and Benediction

Weekdays

6:30 a.m. Lauds
7 a.m. and 12 noon Low Mass
5:30 p.m. Vespers
6 p.m. Rosary and Litany of Loreto

Confessions heard on Saturday after the Low Mass and at 5 p.m., on Sunday before the High Mass, on weekdays after the noon Mass, on First Fridays at 5 p.m., and by appointment.

This assumes the "Ordinary Form," which wouldn't be my choice, but I'm trying to stick to his context.

Geoff said...

Corporate Confession and Forgiveness begins on page 238 of Evangelical Lutheran Worship.

The notion of three o'clock Vespers has always struck me as rather far-fetched.

Paul Goings said...

The notion of three o'clock Vespers has always struck me as rather far-fetched.

It was always fairly common in Europe, especially the more northern parts. For inner-city "magnet" congregations it is a reasonable alternative for those who might not be able to make two trips in from the suburbs on a given day.

mylifemyfaith said...

I responded to this challenge on my Livejournal. Thank you for luring me back into blogging.