Friday, September 30, 2005

How to fix the Liturgy

How to fix the Liturgy

You could call this the “10-Step Program,” brought to you by: Pontifications, at

Restore the versus apsidem. Celebrant and congregation should together “face the Lord” in prayer.

Get rid of the guitars and the sentimental, trite praise songs.

Rediscover the sublimity and grace of Gregorian and Anglican chant.

Fire the solo song leader.

The celebrant should restrict himself to the words of the liturgy.

Restore a sense of sacred formality.

Stop worshipping on the cheap.

Bring back the alb and amice.

Start building more beautiful churches.

Improve the quality of liturgical texts.

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