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Unformatted text preview: Once seated, I noticed many people kneeling with their foreheads resting on their folded hands, seeming to be praying. Soon after, music and song, or hymn begins. The priest and his altar servers walk down the aisle with candles, a book (the Book of Gospels) and the altar cross. Once the hymn stops, everyone makes the Sign of the Cross while the priest narrates: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit- the Trinitarian formula. He says the Lord be with you and everyone symbiotically responds, And also with you. The priest then reads from the Bible. The first reading was from the Old Testament, the second reading from the Epistles of the New Testament, and the third from the Gospels. In the sermon, or homily, the priest attempts to sort of explain all of the three readings. During...
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course REL 2300 taught by Professor Marytreyz during the Spring '08 term at UNF.
- Spring '08