Thanks to The Ironic Catholic for the link.
…but I just don’t see how.
If you attend the liturgy in the Catholic Church you may encounter, in additions to hymns and a psalm, words of the liturgy that are sung.
Now, in some parishes there will be no singing whatsoever. In others, the priest and congregation may sing small parts of the liturgy such as:
Priest: “The Lord be with you…”
Congregation: “…and also with you”
Priest: “Lift up your hearts…”
Congregation: “…we lift them up to the Lord”
At the other end of the spectrum, my local Byzantine parish sings virtually everything. Only two things are actually spoken during that liturgy: the homily and a brief prayer before communion. Absolutely everything else is sung, including the prayers, readings, creed etc.
This begs the question why? Most Christian churches use music and will have some songs, but why is it that some churches (those who are more “liturgical”) sing parts of the liturgy which others will simply say?
This is brilliant!
“My name will be great among the nations, from the rising to the setting of the sun” – Malachi 1:11
In the East…
(Remember to turn on Captions)
…and in the West
(It starts cheesy, but at 1:00 mark it takes on a whole new worrying direction…)
Spread the joy!
If this doesn’t make cringe, there’s something wrong with you…