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“Gimme two to go.”

August 24th, 2009, Promulgated by Gen

Thus were the words of a man who presented a pyx to a priest this morning.

The priest’s words: “We need to talk after Mass.”

It was a great inspiration to see a priest willing to say “no” to a lay person. So many of the problems we encounter today stem from the weakened role of the priest in our “worship communities,” which stems, in turn, from an unwillingness to exert traditional influence.

Note, the laity didn’t feel “oppressed” by the Mass until liberal liturgists, and I’m being generous, calling them “liturgists,” said to the laity, “You see, the priest has turned his back on you.”

Um, no. The priest faces God, not the people whom he has made. In the courts of Europe, one used to face the king or queen, even when leaving a room. Therefore, the person had to back up, still in a bowing posture, until the king or queen was out of sight. You don’t talk to a subject of the crown when the monarch himself is in the room. And who can deny that Our Lord is the chiefest monarch? A friend told me recently, “the devil came up with some very creative lines that weakened the ‘ad orientem Church.’ And our liturgists were often his mouthpieces.” How true this is.

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4 Responses to ““Gimme two to go.””

  1. An update on the Queen:

    Health and safety nightmare: A backwards step for royalty as centuries old tradition goes out of fashion

    By Tom Kelly

    The centuries old tradition of walking backwards after seeing the monarch has become the latest victim of health and safety regulations, it emerged yesterday.

    The royal protocol, which is meant as a sign of respect for the Queen, has been dropped in most circumstances amid fears it could lead to someone injuring themselves by bumping into something or toppling over.

    With concerns that this could result in someone suing Buckingham Palace, just two senior royal aides are now expected to regularly walk backwards as they leave the Queen's presence.

    Other courtiers and royal visitors are allowed to turn their backs on her as they exit without any fear of causing any offence.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1205437/Backwards-step-royal-defence-centuries-old-tradition-goes-fashion.html#ixzz0P7o7MFUG

  2. avatar Anonymous says:

    The Communion line is not the drive-thru at a McDonalds.

  3. avatar Dr. K says:

    "You see, the priest has turned his back on you."

    Better he turn his back on us than from the Lord!

    ~Dr. K

  4. avatar Rob says:

    He better not have wanted the host for satanic rituals.

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