Tag Archives: Liturgy

Praying and Playing

Much has been written, by scholars, about the connection between religious activity, liturgy and rites; and humanity’s propensity to ‘play’. Sometimes helpful anthropological connections are drawn, about the way in which human beings communicate, build internal models to make sense … Continue reading

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The Work of the People

Last year I posted in ‘The Prayer of Work’, how impossible it is to engage with the glorious liturgy of the Church, without it triggering a response to the suffering in the world. Did you know that the word ‘Liturgy’ … Continue reading

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A New Commandment

Today Christians of many denominations are celebrating Maundy Thursday… Jesus Christ’s entry to Jerusalem was celebrated by crowds on Palm Sunday, and the Gospel account continues through the week, as Jesus taught in the temple and spoke to his disciples … Continue reading

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Liturgical Accoutrements

Cassock and scapular, alb and black shoes, Chasuble, thurible, acolyte twos, Crucifer, thurifer, server and Pres. Gospeller, liturgist (do what he says), Boatman and batman, precentor and choir, Incense and stoles and some charcoal for fire, Bell, Book and Candle, … Continue reading

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Humility

Humility is a strange quality; unlike joy, love, kindness or any of those typically sweet qualities Christians are supposed to value highly; humility is painful. True humility, a quality many mystics wrote about (often anonymously) , consists not of feeling … Continue reading

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