Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Whit Tuesday

The day began well, after a less than perfect night; I even managed to say Matins and Lauds before work.

After I knocked off, I went to Glendalough to say my prayers and be shriven; I managed Prime, Terce, Sext and None before, and Vespers after, coram Sanctissimo (since they have Perpetual Adoration there).

Tonight I was so tired I napped for two hours before having dinner with my housemates and an old friend come to visit; soon I must go to sleep.

But stay! From our Protestant friends, something beyond tacky... unbelievable, where even to start saying why it's so very wrong... ROTFL!

5 comments:

Mark said...

But stay! From our Protestant friends, something beyond tacky... unbelievable, where even to start saying why it's so very wrong... ROTFL!

My immediate reaction was "that's bloody disgusting!".

Joshua said...

I particularly hated the line about the congregation all receiving the *juice* together.

Peregrinus said...

Well, 99/1 says it's filled with grape juice, not wine.

I first heard about this from, of all places, a Quaker blog, two or three years ago, where the attitude was that they couldn't begin to say on how many levels this was wrong. In fairness, I don't think we should be tarring all Protestants with this particular brush.

Joshua said...

Quite right: our Lutheran friends, etc. would hate the idea, while Anglicans - at least in N.Z. - would instead enjoy a good port.

It's like the country priest in Italy who relied on his friend, a local peasant farmer, to supply the wine for Mass each year. "O Padre," quoth he, "I have no wine for you this year: the apple trees, they no bear any fruit..." Woops!

Rob A said...

I think you'll find Anglicans in Australia using a good port as well. A good port in a reverent chalice I can tolerate, but those communion cups...I imagine that's how communion would be served on an airplane as well.

Rob A