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Reason #4549 for Summorum Pontificum (A real hoot!)
WDTPRS ^ | June 30, 2013 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

Posted on 07/01/2013 11:57:09 AM PDT by NYer

A priest friend sent this. I share it for your … edification.

One of the first things I thought of as I watched that is that the same crowd who like this stuff are the one’s who say that lace on a surplice suggests some kind of… you know…

LOL!

This is how they do it at Berkeley.

Please, someone, download this before it is removed.

2013 Easter Vigil Liturgical Dance


TOPICS: Catholic; Worship
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1 posted on 07/01/2013 11:57:09 AM PDT by NYer
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To: netmilsmom; thefrankbaum; Tax-chick; GregB; saradippity; Berlin_Freeper; Litany; SumProVita; ...

Enjoy!!


2 posted on 07/01/2013 11:57:29 AM PDT by NYer ( "Run from places of sin as from the plague."--St John Climacus)
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To: NYer

As a non-Catholic I’d love to be enlightened on this .... Thanks


3 posted on 07/01/2013 11:59:26 AM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: NYer

Klaatu barada nikto.


4 posted on 07/01/2013 12:06:43 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who could have known that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional news?)
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To: NYer

This is some kind of joke—right?


5 posted on 07/01/2013 12:11:23 PM PDT by JT Hatter (Who is Barack Obama? And What is He Really Up To?)
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To: NYer

Hmmm. Performed to Aaron Copeland’s “Appalachian Spring,” which is variations on the theme from the Shaker hymn “It’s a Gift to be Simple.”

Not sure what it has to do with the Feast of the Resurection, although it might be argued that it is appropriate for the Old (Pagan) Anglo-Saxon Festival of Easter (EOstre).

I guess we are fortunate that they didn’t select Stravinski’s “Rites of Spring.”


6 posted on 07/01/2013 12:13:42 PM PDT by VietVet (I am old enough to know who I am and what I believe, and I 'm not inclined to apologize for any of)
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To: NYer
ROFL!!!!

Looks like something from a Sci-Fi movie. The "church" (I guess) looks like a set from "Stargate SG-1"

7 posted on 07/01/2013 12:17:25 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: ArrogantBustard

Is the square box with holes supposed to be the altar? What is the purpose of the holes?


8 posted on 07/01/2013 12:19:28 PM PDT by NYer ( "Run from places of sin as from the plague."--St John Climacus)
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To: NYer

100% thumbs-down rating.

At least some people have sense and taste.


9 posted on 07/01/2013 12:19:34 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless America)
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To: SkyDancer

As a Catholic, I’ll try to enlighten:

Ridiculous people show up in the darndest places.


10 posted on 07/01/2013 12:21:08 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless America)
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To: JT Hatter

This is some kind of joke—right?
_________

Sadly, no.


11 posted on 07/01/2013 12:22:06 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless America)
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To: NYer
At 4:30, I thought the guy with the thurible was going to break into a Gogo Yubari routine.
12 posted on 07/01/2013 12:22:14 PM PDT by snarkpup (We need to replace our politicians before they replace us.)
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To: SkyDancer
As a non-Catholic I’d love to be enlightened on this .... Thanks

As a practicing Catholic, so would I. The only time I ever witnessed a liturgical dance was in a protestant church. This 'novelty' is actually banned by the US bishops, but some of them close their eyes. The video is from a chapel on the campus of Berkleigh Univ ... need I say more.

13 posted on 07/01/2013 12:23:22 PM PDT by NYer ( "Run from places of sin as from the plague."--St John Climacus)
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To: NYer; FatherofFive

Someone needs a really good A$$ kicking.


14 posted on 07/01/2013 12:23:44 PM PDT by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: NYer

The altar seems to have a shocked expression and the lectern resembles the apple trees in The Wizard of Oz.


15 posted on 07/01/2013 12:28:02 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless America)
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To: NYer

I was watching this with the video’s sound off because I was listening to music on Pandora. About 30 seconds into the video “Enter Sandman” started playing. Watching these people “dance” while Metallica plays is hilarious!

BTW, when they entered and bowed, what exactly were they bowing towards? It wasn’t the altar and I can see no tabernacle. Maybe the industrial strength, ugly back wall of the “sanctuary”.


16 posted on 07/01/2013 12:30:42 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: SkyDancer
As a non-Catholic I’d love to be enlightened on this .... Thanks

The world is full of lunatics. This video captures the antics of some of them. The people whom "Alice" met during her sojourn in "Wonderland" were quite sane, by comparison.

17 posted on 07/01/2013 12:43:08 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: NYer
Is the square box with holes supposed to be the altar?

I suppose. Nothing is quite clear.

What is the purpose of the holes?

They are portals into the 24th dimension. The aliens materialize from them ... after everyone has smoked sufficient happy-weed.

18 posted on 07/01/2013 12:44:53 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: SkyDancer

Here’s my take. The music is from a song the Lord of the Dance. I will post a copy of lyrics below. I’ve sung this in the women’s choir at church functions (Lutheran) and it is really very beautiful, but in Berkely is becomes most gay and cheerful, don’t you think? (rolls eyes) An odd way of setting the altar, perhaps?

Lord Of The Dance by Sydney Carter

I danced in the morning when the world was young
I danced in the moon and the stars and the sun
I came down from heaven and I danced on the earth
At Bethlehem I had my birth

Dance, dance, wherever you may be
I am the lord of the dance, said he
And I lead you all, wherever you may be
And I lead you all in the dance, said he

I danced for the scribes and the Pharisees
They wouldn’t dance, they wouldn’t follow me
I danced for the fishermen James and John
They came with me so the dance went on

Dance, dance, wherever you may be
I am the lord of the dance, said he
And I lead you all, wherever you may be
And I lead you all in the dance, said he

I danced on the Sabbath and I cured the lame
The holy people said it was a shame
They ripped, they stripped, they hung me high
Left me there on the cross to die

Dance, dance, wherever you may be
I am the lord of the dance, said he
And I lead you all, wherever you may be
And I lead you all in the dance, said he

I danced on a Friday when the world turned black
It’s hard to dance with the devil on your back
They buried my body, they thought I was gone
But I am the dance, and the dance goes on

Dance, dance, wherever you may be
I am the lord of the dance, said he
And I lead you all, wherever you may be
And I lead you all in the dance, said he

They cut me down and I leapt up high
I am the life that will never, never die
I’ll live in you if you’ll live in me
I am the Lord of the dance, said he

Dance, dance, wherever you may be
I am the lord of the dance, said he
And I lead you all, wherever you may be
And I lead you all in the dance, said he


19 posted on 07/01/2013 1:24:07 PM PDT by patriotsoul
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To: NYer

I’ve never seen a liturgical dance performance that was anything but awkward. Frolic does not belong on the altar.


20 posted on 07/01/2013 1:32:21 PM PDT by Melian ("Where will wants not, a way opens.")
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Ow! Ow! My eyes! My eyes! I can never unsee that!! Argh!!


21 posted on 07/01/2013 1:47:57 PM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: NYer; ArrogantBustard

This is the Newman Center at Cal Berkeley, enough said. Though I could get there easily, I refuse to set foot in the place, we go to Latin Mass.


22 posted on 07/01/2013 3:32:43 PM PDT by pbear8 (the Lord is my light and my salvation)
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To: NYer

Where is this? Surely to g&d it isn't a church building? This makes the LA Cathedral of St Ugly seem positively baroque in comparison.

It almost looks like the inside of a bomb shelter.

And what is that in the center? A beat up Jersey Wall?

23 posted on 07/01/2013 3:50:08 PM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: NYer
The altar linen was placed on the floor immediately before being placed on the altar.

Incredible.

24 posted on 07/01/2013 4:25:46 PM PDT by Oratam
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To: Oratam
The altar linen was placed on the floor immediately before being placed on the altar.

Was that an altar? I thought it was a Jersey wall.

25 posted on 07/01/2013 4:30:29 PM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: NYer
What, a little too biblical for you guys???

Psa_150:4 Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs.

26 posted on 07/01/2013 6:36:24 PM PDT by Iscool
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To: markomalley

The architect made the place look like a bleak box, with narrow horizontal windows up at the ceiling level, because it’s supposed to be like the opening of the tomb when Jesus rises on Easter. It’s actually a thoughtful concept, but in execution, it doesn’t come across with the resurrection joy that was intended.


27 posted on 07/01/2013 6:47:51 PM PDT by married21
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To: markomalley
Where is this?

Holy Spirit Parish in Berkley, CA.

28 posted on 07/01/2013 7:02:11 PM PDT by NYer ( "Run from places of sin as from the plague."--St John Climacus)
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To: NYer
>>Where is this?

Holy Spirit Parish in Berkley, CA.

I was just making a joke, NYer.

29 posted on 07/01/2013 7:03:26 PM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: married21
The architect made the place look like a bleak box, with narrow horizontal windows up at the ceiling level, because it’s supposed to be like the opening of the tomb when Jesus rises on Easter.

Sorry, it still looks more like one of these:

than the inside of a church.

30 posted on 07/01/2013 7:07:55 PM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: NYer
Is that Nancy Pelosi's home church?

(There is a rumor going around that Nancy intends to add a few new wrinkles to next year's Easter Vigil dance. For starters, the music they dance to will be different next year. The new musical entries expected next year are rumored to include "Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On", "Bend Over, Let Me See You Shake A Tail Feather", and "Shake Your Booty". It is further rumoured that Catholic luminaries Joe Biden and Kathleen Sebelius are solemnly looking forward to attending that church next Easter with Nancy...)

My second question is:    Was this dancing related in any way to the effort in California to push forward the "same-sex-marriage" agenda?

(NYer, you have to get those Maronites to send out some more missionaries to a lot of places in the USA, as obviously a lot of churches here could use some major liturgical adjustments!)

31 posted on 07/01/2013 7:14:53 PM PDT by Heart-Rest (Good reading ==> | ncregister.com | catholic.com | ewtn.com | newadvent.org |)
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To: NYer

Horrifying!

Here’s what the Offertory is SUPPOSED to look like:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qi92a-4q5U8

Regards,


32 posted on 07/01/2013 7:39:40 PM PDT by VermiciousKnid (Sic narro nos totus!)
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To: Iscool
"What, a little too biblical for you guys???    Psa_150:4 Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs."

The Bible also says that all males should be circumcised.

"Every male among you shall be circumcised." (Genesis 17:10)

(However, like the Biblical quotation you cited, it doesn't say that it should be done in Church.)
33 posted on 07/01/2013 7:43:06 PM PDT by Heart-Rest (Good reading ==> | ncregister.com | catholic.com | ewtn.com | newadvent.org |)
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To: markomalley

What is that? It reminds me of where Maxwell Smart used to go to work.


34 posted on 07/01/2013 9:47:05 PM PDT by married21
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To: NYer

Yep, I can so see that at the foot of the Cross.

Uggh.


35 posted on 07/02/2013 4:41:31 AM PDT by piusv
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To: Heart-Rest
(However, like the Biblical quotation you cited, it doesn't say that it should be done in Church.)

Doesn't say it shouldn't be either...Maybe it was meant for when you hit the local bar???

36 posted on 07/02/2013 4:50:21 AM PDT by Iscool
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