This photograph has emerged of the Alternative Lent Liturgy published here last week.
OK, a few liberties have been taken with the liturgy itself, but that is not a problem, after all it’s all about bring our own gifts and ideas to the liturgy isn’t it?
A picture is worth a thousand words, and more in this case. I’ve been smiling all day. Thank you. Timely!
I must admit that I am liturgically offended that the camels and their riders are not draped in purple cloth and none are carrying symbolic objects such as barren sticks, cacti, or watering cans. Really Father, I expected more from a liturgical purist like you. (teeheee)…thanks for the smile…and praise God for the parish I attend that doesn’t go in for Pier 1 decor…
LOL – Our priest received calls all day on Ash Wednesday by people wanting to know when they could stop by and ‘get ashes’. He told them the Mass times and the ones who told him they wanted to know if they could just come and get ashes, he shared that a smudge on the forehead will do nothing for their souls. One lady persisted and asked when exactly he was going to ‘give ashes’. He got a bit short with her and told her it would be during the Mass. She asked if it would be toward the beginning, middle or end – she didn’t want to waste her time. He told her that a bucket of ashes on her head wouldn’t help her and that it is the Eucharist that we need. Father seemed very upset with the calls he received and even made it the subject of Sunday’s homily. I’m not sure why he said he isn’t ‘an ashes ATM’ … 😉 God bless you.http://catholicponderings.blogspot.com/