Wednesday, October 05, 2005

The Angelus

At the beginning of this year, your blogger was at an archdiocesan event.

Priest. The angel of the Lord declared unto Mary.
People. *mumbles*.
Priest looks up.
Priest. Okay, let's try again. The angel of the Lord declared unto Mary.
People. *mumbles*.
Priest. Okay, looks like you guys don't know it. Let's try something else.

I'm sure you know what I am trying to memorize next.


At 11:45 AM, Blogger Justin said...

As sad as it is, this trend is becoming more commonplace every year. The more traditional the prayer, the fewer people who actually care to learn it. These modernists actually would prefer not to pray at all - let's all sing! The more "glory and praise" the song, the better!

How I wish the people who attended my parish actually knew a prayer or two in Latin - it's sad when they don't even know good English prayers.

At 1:11 PM, Blogger Norman said...

Precisely. I suggested to my Parish Lectors' group, of which I am a member to recite the Hail Holy Queen after weekday mass, instead of a Recessional Hymn. No one took up the suggestion, leaving this "weird", "rude" youngster to do it twice a month. The outcome? Every week, you will hear "Lord we touch you today" three or four times. *sigh*.

At 11:51 PM, Blogger Justin said...

*feels ill*

Lord We Touch You Today?! I've never even heard that G&P song. Praise be Jesus for that one - I hope I never do. Keep fighting the Good Fight, though!

At 6:22 AM, Blogger Br Lawrence, O.P. said...

I must say I was delighted when recently I started the Angelus in Latin and I got a perfect response. Oh, the joys of being in a Dominican priory!


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