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Elder Robbins, Ad Orientem

October 07th, 2014 by G.

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Catholic traditionalists don’t like the newfangled approach where the priest faces the congregation while he undergoes the rite of the mass. (It used to be the priest faced away from the congregation, to the east, ad orientem.) The mass, they say, is a rite of worship. The congregation isn’t worshipping the priest and the priest isn’t worshipping the congregation, ergo, they shouldn’t be gawking at each other. They also say that the mass is a sacrifice. To whom is the priest sacrificing? Not to the congregation, surely. Thus Catholic traditionalists.

There has never been anything Mormon parallel to the ad orientem issue. Until this General Conference. (more…)

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October 07th, 2014 08:10:22

General Conference Experiment

October 06th, 2014 by G.

I’m trying a new thing with General Conference: rewatching or relistening right after watching or listening the first time. I started last night with the Sunday morning session as we did some clean up. So far the results are promising. Listening again when its fresh in your mind gives a lot of context and enhancement to the parts that originally struck you. I am amazed how much I missed the first time through.

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October 06th, 2014 10:00:33

Blessed be the Yarns that Bind

October 06th, 2014 by G.

On the sweetness of Mormon life (more…)

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October 06th, 2014 07:50:27