From #6: However, the chattering, laughing, howling, and conversation before the cantor signals the beginning of the service is highly encouraged.
Wow. Missed that on the first go-round. Kooky Quinlan hasn't learnt a thing. It's called "Reverence", Father. It applies any time you're in Church, before the Blessed Sacrament.
I wonder where the Tabernacle is hidden. It certainly isn't behind the Altar, where it belongs. That's reserved for his highness' throne.
Not the ugliest Sanctuary I've ever seen, but close.
That's a sanctuary? Looks closer to a Medium's parlor.
posted on 01/23/2003 12:34:26 PM PST
(Warm thoughts from the deep freeze (1 degree this morning). Pitchers and Catchers report in 22 days)
That figure on the cross in the background - who can tell me - Was it John?, Paul?, George?, maybe Ringo? on the cover of the "Help!" album.
Funeral Parlor, appropriately enough. Lots of dead souls about..
posted on 01/23/2003 8:40:25 PM PST
That is a pretty hideous sanctuary.
Oh, and for the record, when the priest's sermons start actually having a point, I'll make it a point to be on time for Mass.
Some days I'm almost tempted to jump up and start shouting at priests who need some serious public speaking lessons. HAVE A POINT!!! Don't babble on endlessly. If you see the ENTIRE CONGREGATION shifting in their seats, talking, sleeping, etc. STOP THE SERMON!!! Stop it in mid sentence if you have to. I'm of the opinion that a sermon should be no more than 10 minutes. 5 minutes is probably best.
posted on 01/24/2003 6:41:11 AM PST
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