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Redeemably Awful: Music


Throughout this series of articles, I have attempted to point out the uncomfortable truth that when it comes to the manner that the liturgy is often celebrated in the Sunday parish context the Emperor has no clothes. In this article I plan to lose any faithful friends I still might have. Plainly put I want to make the point that the musical standard at most Sunday celebrations of the Eucharist is terrible. From my experience of celebrating and attending liturgies in different parts of the island, I would say that over half of the Sunday celebrations have no music whatsoever (and here I am speaking about the situation before the current COVID-19 restrictions).

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