Monday, February 19, 2007

Worship me for I am Christ

Good article by New Oxford Review on Christ's presence in the congregation. Some people do indeed make themselves the focus of the Liturgy rather than Christ. Read the story HERE. My favorite part is:

"In a delightful spoof cleverly entitled "The Monstrance Proposal" (The Wanderer, Sept. 21, 2000), he [Fr. Joseph Wilson] writes: "We understand that we need to emphasize the Presence of Christ in the gathered community at least as much as, if not more than, we emphasize Him in the Eucharist. To this end, we are removing the choir section of our church, that section behind the current altar, and replacing it with a platform on which we will build a 20-foot tall, six-seater monstrance — a monstrance capable of sitting six parishioners in the glass chamber. We will then begin perpetual adoration. Six parishioners at a time will take turns climbing up and sitting in the monstrance while the rest of us will take turns worshiping Them." If Mannion and others are right, why not?""

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