A (faux) vicar in Nottinghamshire has led a disco dance routine at the end of a couple's wedding ceremony.Gary and Tracy Richardson joined Church of England (pretend) vicar Kate Bottley in the pre-arranged flash-mob inspired dance at St Mary's and St Martin's Church in Blyth.
Beauty, then, is not mere decoration, but rather an essential element of the liturgical action, since it is an attribute of God himself and his revelation. These considerations should make us realize the care which is needed, if the liturgical action is to reflect its innate splendour.― Pope Benedict XVI
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''You do not mean by mystery what a Catholic does. You mean an interesting uncertainty: the uncertainty ceasing interest ceases also... . But a Catholic by mystery means an incomprehensible certainty: without certainty, without formulation there is no interest;... the clearer the formulation the greater the interest."—Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889), British poet, Jesuit priest. Letter, Oct. 24, 1883, to Robert Bridges. Gerard Manley Hopkins: Selected Letters, ed. Catherine Phillips (1991).
Monday, June 24, 2013
CofE Wedding • The Ordinariate may have just gained two new members.