Holy Week 2019
While is unclear whether tweeting was part of the Sarum rite, this is one of the things I hope to learn at the conference.
Update: 2 Mar: Here, for posterity are my tweets with the hashtag #AmSam
Terrific few days in Bronxville for American Sarum conference. Great to learn so much, spend time with old friends & meet new ones #AmSam 4:13 PM Jan 18th #AmSam dinner (@ J. C. Fogarty's) http://4sq.com/eNLSpH 11:46 PM Jan 17th from foursquare 15th Century Mass recreation #AmSam 9:01 PM Jan 17th Rubrics advanced course #AmSam (@ Blue Moon Mexican Cafe) http://4sq.com/ijBqGb 8:22 PM Jan 17th from foursquare 2 hour session on rubrics beginning #AmSam 6:53 PM Jan 17th Technology can make bridges to modern liturgical principles. #AmSam 4:56 PM Jan 17th We have more resources than Percy Dearmer. Too many really. This is a burden and a blessing. #AmSam 4:54 PM Jan 17th Text is common. Use is specific. Is diversity pastorally advisable? #AmSam 4:50 PM Jan 17th John Austin Baker (frmr Bishop of Salisbury) "Christian Faith" disposes with penal substitution theory of Atonement - Davies #AmSam 4:46 PM Jan 17th Roman Church core is atonement. Sarum Rite (Anglicans) core is incarnation. But it's about theological perspective #AmSam 4:43 PM Jan 17th Gathered circle doesn't leave room for hiding behind pillar. No theological place for choir. #AmSam 3:52 PM Jan 17th Harper: priesthood of all believers: laity need to be formed to shape the liturgy #AmSam 3:52 PM Jan 17th Davies: someone has to make liturgical decisions - that process and input is theological #AmSam 3:48 PM Jan 17th Whirmore: fads are a part of human culture. We have to reach back to find enduring principles in order to go forward #AmSam 3:39 PM Jan 17th Whitmore: Music and liturgy are not separate things #AmSam 3:36 PM Jan 17th Harper: don't draw lines of style. Community has to decide. Start with music of liturgy #AmSam 3:32 PM Jan 17th Liturgy is shaping of sound and silence. Already music. (Harper) #AmSam 3:31 PM Jan 17th Harper: music in liturgy is perhaps our least developed side of theology. #AmSam 3:28 PM Jan 17th Harper: 1906 English Hymnal plainsong. Intended as congregational music. Martin Shaw had a different aesthetic. Look to 1549 music #AmSam 3:27 PM Jan 17th Harper: experience in liturgy is Primary Theology. Early Music grounded in hist principles. Liturgy never static. Always changing #AmSam 3:25 PM Jan 17th Davies: places to go. Staging posts from medieval rite. Enfleshing the theology through liturgy. #AmSam 3:22 PM Jan 17th Davies: at Salisbury we get the chairs out of the way. The people move. Color, texture, darkness, mystery. Moving across thresholds. #AmSam 3:21 PM Jan 17th Davies: liturgical principles come first. Moving away from text. Preparation behind presentation important. Senses engaged. #AmSam 3:19 PM Jan 17th Doig: rich, dense, layered symbolism express the theology being worked out by congregation. Expressions beyond words. #AmSam 3:17 PM Jan 17th Liturgy: orderly, complete, uncluttered by ideas. Reaching back in order to go forward. #AmSam 3:12 PM Jan 17th Generational differences have emptied our churches of people under 35. GenX & Millenials interested in experience #AmSam 3:09 PM Jan 17th Bishop Whitmire: AAM 2003 Indianapolis (after General Convention) was life-giving. Musicians are your best partners in the church #AmSam 3:06 PM Jan 17th Morning Prayer at AAM midwinter conference. Voluntaries by Marcus Karl Maroney (b 1977) and Hindemith #AmSam 1:50 PM Jan 17th American Sarum dinner. Great food. Keeping the roast beef warm on the fireplace. #AmSam (@ Bronxville Field Club) http://4sq.com/fbU3GW 1:24 AM Jan 17th from foursquare Final work is Pierre Cochereau (1924-1984) Variations sur un vieux Noël. #AmSam 11:15 PM Jan 16th Great use of French Horn stop. Howells a bit too fast and accelerandi too exaggerated for my taste. #AmSam 11:11 PM Jan 16th Schmücke dich, O liebe Seele, BWV 654. Flutes, 8, 4 accompanying cornet. Mr Forster seems to be using a few main note trills #AmSam 11:04 PM Jan 16th Organ recital beginning on the new Casavant organ at Christ Church, Bronxville. Stuart Forster. Buxtehude Magnificat is first. #AmSam 10:53 PM Jan 16th Evensong: Byrd responses; Hostis Herodes impie - Sheppard; First Service - Parsons; #AmSam 9:54 PM Jan 16th Appreciate space through teaching #AmSam 8:47 PM Jan 16th Easter Vigils held here in 1935. #AmSam 8:37 PM Jan 16th CS Lewis: unaware of details (dance steps, shoes). Attention on God #AmSam 8:35 PM Jan 16th Deliberate study of liturgy is a matter of pastoral care, worship, theology #AmSam 8:34 PM Jan 16th "We are overwhelmed with choices today" - Fr Bird #AmSam 8:34 PM Jan 16th "Christian worship can never be passive" -Fr Hohly #AmSam 8:22 PM Jan 16th Fr Hohly inspired to congregation to embrace change #AmSam 8:21 PM Jan 16th Morton Stone wasn't willing to stay only with the English expression - he looked East. Hymn 324. CCBNY willing to take risks #AmSam 8:20 PM Jan 16th Hohly moved to more Roman expression to what he would term English use. Reredos added during his time & moved the Altar further East #AmSam 8:17 PM Jan 16th CCBNY built 1925/6. Percy Dearmer's ideas prevalent in building of US churches. #AmSam 8:14 PM Jan 16th Now Fr Michael Bird, rector on the history of the parish. #AmSam 8:11 PM Jan 16th Watched a cool video of mediæval liturgy reenactment: Reconciliation of Penitents on Maundy Thurs #AmSam 8:10 PM Jan 16th "you have to go through the threshold of boredom to discover the beauty and the power" #AmSam 7:17 PM Jan 16th Most solemn feasts have more voices in music of Sheppard. Music reflects added solemnity. #AmSam 7:02 PM Jan 16th Compline separate and more solemn in Lent. In manuas tuas. #AmSam 7:00 PM Jan 16th Services are mostly plainsong or improvised polyphony. Lady chapel is small! Not music for whole cathedral. #AmSam 6:53 PM Jan 16th Pricksong (notes are "pricked") Lady Mass at Workdays, Holy Days & Antiphon on Holy Days #AmSam 6:52 PM Jan 16th Now: deployment of the choral body at Rochester Cathedral 1540s (no longer Benedictine, adopts Sarum liturgy) #AmSam 6:45 PM Jan 16th Cathedral doesn't provide candles for the parish Mass in the Nave. #AmSam 6:43 PM Jan 16th "Polyphony of prayer" was common in cathedrals. #AmSam 6:42 PM Jan 16th Sonic Ceremonial: music and ritual in late medieval England. John Harper #AmSam 6:36 PM Jan 16th Church is out. #AmSam 4:19 PM Jan 16th #AmSamStealth http://twitpic.com/3qmacl 3:57 PM Jan 16th May sit in the balcony and tweet this service. #AmSamStealth 2:32 PM Jan 16th Still waiting to catch the shuttle to Christ Ch, Bronxville for this morning's 10 am liturgy. Jeremy Davies is preaching. #AmSam 2:31 PM Jan 16th 40 days of Christmas at Salisbury #AmSam 8:35 PM Jan 15th We come to God with our empty spaces. God gives us the resources. #AmSam 8:18 PM Jan 15th Jeremy Davies lecture is like poetry, or one of his beautifully crafted prayers. #AmSam 8:07 PM Jan 15th Sarum liturgy orderly, but highly elaborate. #AmSam 8:01 PM Jan 15th God's Patterns - Jeremy Davies. Salisbury: inhabit use work (building & liturgy) #AmSam 7:53 PM Jan 15th The Lord does not speak to us without a parable. Eucharist the "acted sermon of the church" #AmSam 7:07 PM Jan 15th "We have a ritual, and we must use it whether we like it or not" #AmSam 7:06 PM Jan 15th Churches become overlaid with symbolism and are themselves sacramental vessels. #AmSam 7:04 PM Jan 15th Oxford mvt strove for apostolic succession. Dignity of priestly office and sacraments #AmSam 6:47 PM Jan 15th Churches (good ones) "spatial embodiments of sacramental worship." #AmSam 6:43 PM Jan 15th 1824 grant for 450 churches fostered an architectural style known as "commissioner's gothic" (see Thomas Rickman) #AmSam 6:30 PM Jan 15th Revival of Sarum Rite in 19th C. Dr. Doig #AmSam 6:19 PM Jan 15th Conf participant stands to recommend Dr. Harper's "City of the Lord" publ RSCM #AmSam 5:01 PM Jan 15th Medieval liturgy is a sensory "polyphony". Layering of words and action. Elevation is a moment of focus. #AmSam 4:56 PM Jan 15th Britten took Ceremony of Carols procession from an actual processional chant. #AmSam 4:50 PM Jan 15th Procession is its own rite. #AmSam 4:46 PM Jan 15th Meanwhile, Salisbury continues to change. Incense happens at offertory, not Credo #AmSam 4:41 PM Jan 15th 8 to 9 thousand churches then adopt their cathedral's liturgy in the middle ages. #AmSam 4:38 PM Jan 15th Salisbury offered a ready model for non-monastic cathedrals to adopt in the 13th C. #AmSam 4:36 PM Jan 15th Canons were likely living common life by a "monastic-style" rule. #AmSam 4:34 PM Jan 15th John says look at the library of St Gall online #AmSam 4:27 PM Jan 15th Time: Large clock in north nave aisle. Big bell tower outside (demolished 1790) #AmSam 4:23 PM Jan 15th They are obsessed by who does what. Also there's not much separation between things musical and liturgical. #AmSam 4:21 PM Jan 15th Books are very sacred objects #AmSam 4:16 PM Jan 15th Key people: Osmund, Roger le Poer, Jocelin de Bohun & Richard Poore #AmSam 4:09 PM Jan 15th Old Sarum 1075-1220, New Sarum 1220 onward #AmSam 4:03 PM Jan 15th "Use" is Materials (texts, objects) People (office, individual) Place (location, space) & Time (general, local) #AmSam 4:02 PM Jan 15th Previous tweets from Fr. Cody Unterseher's talk. Now, "The Medieval Use of Sarum" by John Harper #AmSam 3:57 PM Jan 15th If in liturgy we do something from the past, we do it *in the present* #AmSam 3:23 PM Jan 15th Brian Spinks has a liturgy shopping mall analogy. What do we have to offer? Clinging to "we've always done it this way" won't cut it. #AmSam 3:18 PM Jan 15th Dearmer sought an English use, not a Baroque Continental one. #AmSam 3:12 PM Jan 15th Percy Dearmer was distressed by ritualism "naughty child of Protestantism" "unworthy of our self-respect" #AmSam 3:11 PM Jan 15th What the ritualists appealed to was forbidden. #AmSam 3:10 PM Jan 15th Processions and ringing of bells forbidden in 1547 by parliament #AmSam 3:09 PM Jan 15th "ornaments" rubric points to Edward VI way of doing things. Points to an unbroken continuity which didn't really exist #AmSam 3:08 PM Jan 15th "Ultimately the Oxford Movement was in search of authentic tradition." #AmSam 3:05 PM Jan 15th Radically different theological and liturgical hard to reconcile. "An idea as impossible as it is noble" #AmSam 3:04 PM Jan 15th "diversity of use" alluded to in first BCP. Movable type theoretically allows for liturgical conformity. #AmSam 3:03 PM Jan 15th Local uses had a lot in common with each other, but not with the Roman Rite. #AmSam 3:01 PM Jan 15th Bradshaw (West. Abbey) points to early Eucharists of fish and water (John 6). #AmSam 2:58 PM Jan 15th Tradition is fundamentally relational. See Fiddler On The Roof. But there is a fundamental lack of liturgical continuity. #AmSam 2:57 PM Jan 15th Liturgy is enacted as received #AmSam 2:53 PM Jan 15th Mundane behaviors acquire sacredness. #AmSam 2:53 PM Jan 15th Brian Harlow is playing Whitlock pieces as voluntaries for AM prayer. New organ is delicious. Sarum Rite: no tweeting during liturgy #AmSam 1:47 PM Jan 15th I'm the cantor for Morning Prayer. #DangersOfTheAfterParty #AmSam 3:19 AM Jan 15th Michael Steele: Tallis Masses are Sarum Rite Masses. No Kyries. #AmSam 2:09 AM Jan 15th Robert Wylkinson (1475-1515) Salve Regina. Glorious. #AmSam. 1:10 AM Jan 15th First half: a brief history of Sarum music (from the 13th C to the Eton Choirbook) #AmSam 12:28 AM Jan 15th Concert by Trinity, Wall Street about to begin. #AmSam 12:20 AM Jan 15th RIC to LGA. headed to American Sarum conference, or #AmSam 5:53 PM Jan 14th Getting all excited for the American Sarum conference, or as I call it on Twitter #AmSam
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