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Tough competition for Cyril and Methodius

The catholicity of the Church: “like a symphony of the various liturgies in all the world’s languages united in one single liturgy, or a melodious chorus sustained by the voices of unnumbered multitudes, rising in countless modulations, tones and harmonies for the praise of God from every part of the globe, at every moment of history…”

What does a Hanukkah video mean to a Christian liturgist?

This was tonight’s Maccabeats Hanukkah video because tonight I attempted latkes for the first time (they’re good!). But also, it weaves together the meaning of food, family, and faith in a way that I find beautiful and admirable.

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History of Gaudete Pink Rose

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“Twelve Secular Christmas Songs that are Actually About Advent”

What do such musical gems as “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer,” “Frosty the Snowman,” “All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth,” and “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” have in common?
They are about Advent!

Donald Trump Teaches Preaching

…I’m simply suggesting that reflecting on his speaking style is of value (as is reflecting on the speaking style of other communicators)

Archbishop Welby Tells the Pope a Good Liturgy Joke

That’s not funny.

Pope Francis Continues Updating Papal Style

Is this a 21st-century Fanon? Send to Kindle

Liturgical variations and distractions

No one much minds when people choose to stand up and sit down. I should feel like a lamb chop in a vegan restaurant if I stood up while everyone else was kneeling. They don’t feel like that, obviously, as one or two old ladies will stand, like the boy on the burning deck, when all but they have knelt.

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Friars against the monks! Monks against the friars!

Sometimes you uncover an old dispute simmering under the unassuming cover of a Hesburgh Library volume…

Hipster Priest Consecrates Fresh Batch Of Seasonal Pumpkin Spice Eucharist

“Pumpkin Spice Eucharist allows me to express myself and my love for JC…”