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Sunday, 24 May 2015

For Pentecost

Image result for red sequin bird
Get it?
We didn't.
No sequence, or sequins either, for that matter.

Business as usual at Our Lady of Liturgical Lacksadaisilaity.
(Madonna of Musical Mediocrity?Saint Slipshod SansSouci? the parish family community of The Holy Hummdrummery?)

But I hold to the Grinch Doctrine - you remember how the home invasion and burglary "HADN'T stopped Christmas from coming! IT CAME! Somehow or other, it came just the same"?

That's the Real Presence of Christ, the work of the Holy Spirit in response to the epiclesis.
God comes without chant, or incense, or wide-awake servers, or the silencing of chatter, or attentiveness to the liturgical books, or just about anything besides the intention of the ordained celebrant and the proper matter for the confection of the Eucharist and the words of institution.
"It came with out ribbons! It came without tags!"
"It came without packages, boxes or bags!"
That doesn't mean we shouldn't "bother" with them.

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