This morning’s Washington Post has an interesting article on the growing popularity of Kirtan, a form of Hindu chanting, among the spiritual-but-not-religious set.
Archive for category Eastern Liturgy
by Nicholas Denysenko
What kinds of miracles occur during Liturgy? Do people expect miracles when they go to Church?
The desire to promote family unity was behind this pastoral decision.
In the Eastern Christian Churches, the “moment” at which the Eucharist becomes the body and blood of Christ is not so tightly defined as it is in the Roman Catholic Church, and this ambiguity is reflected in practice and in theology.
This post continues our occasional romp through Fr. Unterseher’s Ph.D. comprehensive examination topics, with a look at the historic mystagogical and allegorical commentaries on the Byzantine Rite Divine Liturgy.
Most of us on this blog know the name of Yves Congar but few of us know his debt to Willem Cornelis van Unnik in Congar’s analysis of the work of the Holy Spirit in the liturgy.
I admire my parishioners for their openness to this new translation. There are no revolutions to report, although there has been much eye-rolling and often a suppressed giggle. On the national level, there is a serious and continuing call from some clergy and laity to suppress the new “old-way.” When all is said and done, a greater understanding of the liturgy remains the goal. I just wish I could believe that we are on the right path.
“Preserving the lost documents would shed new light on the cultural heritage of people of Kerala.”
The latest issue of the Catholic Near East Welfare Association’s magazine, One, includes a fascinating article, A Renaissance in Georgia, reporting on the resurgence of interest in Georgia’s medieval chant tradition and more… Send to Kindle:
And the true ancient tradition of the whole Catholic Church is to give Communion to infants. Present Latin usage is a medieval innovation.