Friday, January 01, 2010

No More Earthen Vessels

The new issue of Today's Liturgy came in the mail yesterday and I was stunned to see its cover. It is a gold chalice. Gold!

So much for the embarrassing fashion of the past, the earthen vessel, which was somehow supposed to remind us of something profound in a hippie kind of way. This change, this repudiation, is part of an overall trend at the Oregon Catholic Press that embraces the look of tradition.

The change in look has yet to affect their musical offerings however. And there are some traditions that can't be broken: my issue is missing 10 pages, just like their "choral praise" book was missing the last verse of the hymn that was printed in their missalette, which we discovered only during liturgy last week. Nonetheless, praise where it is due!

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