Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Lectors in space

Rocky and I went to the Mary, Mother of God vigil Mass at St. Matthew's Cathedral.  I have not read all the Vatican II documents but I'm fairly confident that the council fathers and Pope Paul VI did not say that you had to act out the readings during Mass. One of the lectors had a fine barritone voice but as I sat in the pew all I could think of was William Shatner reading the Preamble of the Constitution  and the Dramatic gopher. If anyone at Mass happened to notice me and by chance wondered why I had such a stupid look on my face well, this is why:


susan said...

laughed so hard I think I popped my kidney outta place.

Hans Georg Lundahl said...

That might of course be one way to take "participatio actuosa" ... other extreme (which I used myself while arguing for Latin Mass but not yet rejecting full scale the pastoral of Vatican II) would be to say "actuosa means actful, not acting, it means you should participate by acts of Faith, Hope, Charity, Contrition, Adoration, Gratitude ..."