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“Every parish has liturgical weeds”

January 21st, 2011, Promulgated by Dr. K

I have no doubt that St. Theodore’s in Gates has received complaints over a number of recent progressive changes to that parish’s worship in recent years. Some of these changes include: liturgical dance, standing for the consecration, more frequent hand clapping during hymns, and the obvious redesign of the church to make it “in the round” and man-centered. For those who go there and don’t like the changes, here’s a little piece published in their bulletin just for you:

The message appears to be “shut up and deal with it” in an effort to de-weed the garden.



4 Responses to ““Every parish has liturgical weeds””

  1. Matt says:

    It’s funny, I always thought the weeds were the folks who deliberately ignored the directives of Holy Mother Church

  2. Ben Anderson says:

    wow – both arrogant and ignorant at the same time!

  3. Mike says:

    Jesus seems to tell us, “Grow together and don’t judge anyone until harvest time.”


    That’s an awfully strange reading of the Parable of the Weeds and the Wheat:

    He proposed another parable to them. “The kingdom of heaven may be likened to a man who sowed good seed in his field. While everyone was asleep his enemy came and sowed weeds all through the wheat, and then went off. When the crop grew and bore fruit, the weeds appeared as well.

    The slaves of the householder came to him and said, ‘Master, did you not sow good seed in your field? Where have the weeds come from?’

    He answered, ‘An enemy has done this.’

    His slaves said to him, ‘Do you want us to go and pull them up?’

    He replied, ‘No, if you pull up the weeds you might uproot the wheat along with them. Let them grow together until harvest; then at harvest time I will say to the harvesters, “First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles for burning; but gather the wheat into my barn.”‘” (Matthew 13:24-30)

    The slaves recognized the weeds – that is, they judged them to be weeds – while they were growing and while the good seed was bearing fruit. They did not need to wait until harvest time to tell the weeds from the wheat.

    The only thing delayed until harvest time was the ultimate fate of those weeds.

  4. Eliza10 says:

    That’s it in a nutshell, Ben – both arrogant and ignorant.

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