Since I work, at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, with two scholars who have real expertise related to the liturgical and musical aspects of the upcoming Coronation (and are both British, too), I sat down with them for a conversation about the liturgy and music to be expected on May 6th. Oh, and I got to ask about bells too 🙂
Here is the link to the video of the interview [it’s about 30 minuts in length]:
I hope a follow up on this is planned –
Very enjoyable and informative, Teresa. Many thanks.
A question which struck me was since the liturgy was a Holy Communion service, why the congregation was not encouraged/permitted to ‘draw near and take the Body of the Lord.’
I suspect that never in its thousand + years history has the congregation received Communion along with the King and Queen. It would seem strange to introduce such a custom now when a large percentage of the congregation may be non-anglicans, non-Christians, and non-believers.