Monday, June 9, 2008

Liturgical Hokey-Pokey

Words fail...if you can make the whole 8 minutes, let me know. I lasted for 1:31

H/T Cavey

11 comments:

DigiHairshirt said...

Kit,

Thanks a lot. The first few seconds have been seared in my brain and now my only hope is either (a) a lobotomy or (b) an exorcism.

The Digital "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" Hairshirt

gemoftheocean said...

Girl, I made it to where the priest started skipping 18 seconds. I hope digi has enough room in her cell because I'm going to need a room mate to help with the therapy I now need.

All involved get "The dirt devil" especially the priest.

gemoftheocean said...

And God help me, but if I had the power I'd yank that guy's faculties so quick he'd think he'd been hung.

Here's an argument for large capacity magazines if I've ever seen one. So help me I wish the Almighty would get busy smiting a few people who desperately need it.

Kit Brookside said...

"You do the hokey pokey and your head it spins around

That's what sin's all about!"

RJW said...

Too bad it wasn't accompanied by an accordian.

Kit Brookside said...

I watched the whole thing with the Beloved, who had that trainwreck look on his face. At 2:30, I hoped and prayed aloud that our Dear Lord is not susceptible to motion sickness, what with the spinning of the monstrance. Toward the end, as if there wasn't enough profanation of the Host going on, people in the crowd were lunging and grasping at the monstrance. As the horrified beloved said, "Please Lord, don't let them do a stage-dive and body-pass with it!"

LarryD said...

I watched the whole video too, and was horrified by the spinning around of the monstrance. Out of curiosity, I went to the group's website (www.comshalom.org) and they're actually an approved Catholic organization, having received canonical approval from the Pontifical Council for the Laity as an "International Private Association for the Faithful". I'm wondering if this type of "Eucharistic Adoration" was a charismatic event and not a Mass, and it seems that it occurred in Brazil. Maybe it's a cultural thing, but at first viewing, it certainly had elements of irreverence and inappropriate behavior.

Kit Brookside said...

Interesting on the follow-up, Larry...although I must admit that the whole charismatic thing makes me edgy and vaguely aggressive (in a 5'5" linebacker sort of way). As my beloved will tell you, church is one of those places where "your hands should remain below your waist at all times unless youre praying about something." No jazz hands, no gesticulating, hips firmly locked in their sockets, and eyes forward, please. I love the USMC. Saved me a lot of training!

Truth be told, I'd be WAY more comfortable hanging with the SSPX'ers than this lot.

Jean M. Heimann said...

Unbelievably bizarre, irreverent, and offensive! Did the music give anyone else a headache?

Kit Brookside said...

This morning, the Beloved said to me that he had a revelation while shaving - the skipping and circling part reminded him a little of the KKK ceremony scene in "O Brother Where Art Thou"

LOL!!!

DigiHairshirt said...

Liturgical dance videos has become a running joke between me and my priest. Fr. John is consistently amazed at the levels to which his brother priests will sink. And wonders where the hell are their bishops?