After the vows, the couple washed each other’s feet, and then the feet of their new in-laws.
When I first thought about what I have been reading lately, what came to mind is the undergraduate essays and papers I have been plowing through—more on them at another time.
Liturgical reform is not an arbitrary act. It is not a transitory or optional experiment. It is not some dilettante’s improvisation. It is a law.
It was suggested by several that beginning Sunday, Sept. 20, the congregation begin to recite the approved English parts of the Mass, with the exception of dialog responses and the Sanctus.
Priests who are engaged in the sacred pastoral ministry will offer the praises of the hours with greater fervor the more vividly they realize that they must heed St. Paul’s exhortation: “Pray without ceasing” (1 Thess. 5:11).
A report on the liturgy at Church of the Nativity in Timonium, Maryland.
“No Abos, Chinky-poos, Mussies, graffiti, piercings, jeans, tattoos, BCP in all Anglican chruches [sic]; Latin Mass in all Roman ones. Not a women to be seen in a sanctuary anywhere.”
“Remember, if the faithful sing they do not leave the Church; if they do not leave the Church, they keep the faith and live as Christians.”
“… a temptation to hostile inflexibility of the so-called ‘traditionalists’ and also of the intellectuals… the temptation of the ‘do-gooders,’… of the so-called ‘progressives and liberals…’