Tag: worship


A Case For an Explicit Liturgy


When I was in about grade 4, I was bored in church. There was a long sermon and long prayers and a whole bunch of singing and some recitation that held little meaning to me. It just kept on going and going, on and on. I remember thinking that if...

Church and Enchantment


When I compared the church services of the Christian Reformed Church I went to as a child with the Anglican, Roman Catholic and Greek Orthodox Church, I didn't understand why a graphic I found in a textbook said that my church, with respect to the presence of the Spirit within...

The Dom in Salzburg — It’s not about ME


Attending mass in the Salzburg Cathedral was the most memorable experience of a wonderful trip to Europe this summer.  The building's interior was beautifully ornate, but not gaudy.  The music included organ, orchestra and, I think, more than one choir.  Add to that, awareness that this was the very church...

Heirarchy and the Windows of Prague’s Cathedral


St. Vitus has a commanding view of the city of Prague.  This Gothic structure  is visible  from all over the city since it stands within the castle complex situated on top of the highest point in the city.    Getting into the service was a little bit of a trick because...