Tuesday, October 28, 2008

One thing I fail to understand about the liturgical reform...

is why they took this bit of coolness out of the Rite for the Consecration of a Church.

4 comments:

SJH said...

Only one thing. :)

pjsandstrom said...

Why was it left out? Probably because Bishops and their assistants did not know the Greek Alphabet -- and only used computers anyway!

opey124 said...

could it be because of the CARPETS now!! LOL they would have to vacuum at our church :)
I do miss some of our traditions.

Maureen said...

As far as I know, they didn't take it out. When they consecrate churches on EWTN, you always see the bishops writing the Latin and Greek alphabets in an X on the floor, just like you always see them up on ladders chrisming the walls at the dedication crosses.

I think it's part of the Vatican physical fitness program.

I also remember seeing a comment about St. Patrick having "written 46 alphabets", by which they meant that he'd consecrated 23 churches. (Though I don't swear to the exact numbers.)