Monday, August 13, 2007

A Different Kind of Traditional Mass

The California Catholic has a wonderful article about Catholics who make use of the Ge'ez Rite from Ethiopia. A recent gathering took place in the Diocese of Oakland with the support of Bishop Allen Vigneron.

This particular rite is said in Ge'ez, a Semitic language that has fallen out of daily use. There are fourteen anaphoras, and the rhythm of the liturgical chanting is kept with cymbals, drums, and rattles.

Here is liturgical richness in all its glory; someone needs to mention that to the first person who left a comment over at California Catholic.

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