Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy to hold hands, but no kneeling?

I had to drive a distance this morning to a Traditional Mass to hear Gregorian Propers and be 're-connected' to Catholic tradition after I attended the Vigil Mass at a local parish where the liturgy had almost zero authentic liturgical music, broadway style singing, commercial piano tunes, plus girls in the sanctuary in cassocks.... Some people are lucky to have the liturgy that is connected to Catholic tradition and faith.. but others sadly don't. In the absence of the Church's tradition, and the celebration of the liturgy that tries to connect to God directly without the connection to 2000 years of the Church, I couldn't experience and share the Catholic faith that I cherish and converted for.

They are happy to join hands during 'Our Father,' but no one remembers to kneel when we receive our Lord anymore. No matter the explanations there are, to my common sense, it doesn't make much sense.(the historical explanation of receiving communion in standing at some time or in some other rites are,to me, taken out of contexts) It would be nice if priests encourage people to show gestures of humility to our Lord first, then we can truly feel united, whether we hold hands with each other or not. I don't think those social gestures, holding hands, shaking hands, hugging and kissing during the sign of peace, don't mean much, if we don't show the utmost humility to our Lord when we receive HIm.

I just thank God, we still have Traditional Mass where I can experience God and learn His true humility and charity. (I don't think I was able to get up 5AM all by myself without being tired at all after the late night. God is good. He truly provides us what we need.)


Pro-Life Mom said...

Hello Mia,
I am living in southern maryland, near Lexington Park. I'm a homeschooling mom interesting in joining your schola class for my 6 1/2 year old. Are we too far away from you? And, if so, can you recommend anyone closer? God Bless

miacoyne said...

Thank you for the comment. I'm afraid it might be too far. I'll look for any children's schola in that area.