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Liturgy should not infantilize

”liturgy should not infantilize, and this tendency is one of the main reasons that people are leaving the churches in droves. ”

Utdrag från: Maggie Ross. ”Silence- A User’s Guide, Volume Two”. iBooks.

1. Introitus ”Os iusti meditabitur” 2:32 2. Kyrie XIV 2:09 3. Graduale ”Justus ut palma” 4:25 4. Alleluia ”Justus germinabit” 3:18 5. Offertorium ”Veritas mea” 1:12 6. Sanctus XIV 1:53 7. Agnus Dei XIV 1:22 8. Communio ”Beatus servus” 3:55 9. Ite missa est 0:42 Ad matutinum 10. Ad invitatorium ”Fontem sapientiae” Psalmus 94 ”Venite, exultemus” 4:16 11. Hymnus ”Jesu, redemptor omnium” 3:17 Ad laudes 12. Antiphona ”Domine quinque talenta” 0:40 13. Antiphona ”Euge serve bone” 0:29 14. Antiphona ”Fidelis servus” 0:25 15. Antiphona ”Beatus ille servus” 0:37 16. Antiphona ”Serve bone et fidelis” 0:23 17. Responsorium brevis Amavit eum Dominus” 1:12 18. Versus ”Justum deduxit Dominus” 0:38 19. Antiphona ad Benedictus ”Serve bone et fidelis” 0:51 Ad vesperas 20. Responsorium brevis ”Os iusti” 1:53 21. Versus ”Amavit eum” 0:42 22. Antiphona ad Magnificar ”O doctor optime” 3:59 Magnificat 23. Benedicamus Domino 0:55


” Jane Hirshfield. She is talking about speaking and writing poetry, but what she says applies to the effect liturgy should have on us: “. . . to stand humbled and stunned and silent before the wild and inexplicable beauties and mysteries of being.”145 What she says about writers on the threshold applies to every worshipper:
The heart that knows there is nothing to look for beyond this moment will accept them all. . . . [Such a heart] will laugh with everyone, welcome everyone. . . . Whatever [and whoever] wants to enter such a heart will be allowed to enter.
It is the task of the writer to become that permeable and transparent; to become, in the words of Henry James, a person on whom nothing is lost. What is put into the care of such a person will be well tended, . . . [she will] tell the stories she is given . . . with the compassion that comes when the self’s deepest interest is not in the self, but in turning outward and into awareness.146”

Utdrag från: Maggie Ross. ”Silence- A User’s Guide, Volume Two”. iBooks.


”But all the scholarship in the world is not going to help us create liturgies that move us along the trajectory from self-consciousness to deep mind, from language to apophasis. Nor am I going to suggest designer liturgies in theory—we have had far too many designer liturgies, too much theory and not enough praxis.
What I am going to do, however, is to present a liturgy that is designed to expose the roots of Eucharist, from which, perhaps, other liturgies might arise. It is designed to change perspective on the liturgy, and the perspectives of those who celebrate liturgy.”

Utdrag från: Maggie Ross. ”Silence- A User’s Guide, Volume Two”. iBooks.




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