Daily Archives: 8 August 2010

Congregations Gone Wild? Really?

PrayTell links the NYT Op-Ed from Rev. G. Jeffrey MacDonald who laments the desire for the feel-good message on Sunday. Is he really onto something? I’d like to think not. At least in his diagnosis, I think he misses the … Continue reading

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What To Do With Your Liturgical Feet?

I noticed it at yesterday’s wedding. The lector came up to do the first reading, but she was clearly nervous about it. Her left calf was crossed behind her right, with just the toe touching the platform. Good thing she … Continue reading

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OCF 59-61: Vigil, Liturgy of the Word

Let’s cover the Liturgy of the Word at the funeral vigil in one post. First a description of what’s included: 59. The proclamation of the word of God is the high point and central focus of the vigil. The liturgy … Continue reading

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