My first rite re-enacted by
Ref. Thomas Day wrote correctly
that the unpretentious low Anglican church
down the road can have more of a sense of the Catholic religion than St Novus Roman Catholic Church.
At least Ive always found it so. Godwardness.
to be Benedictines in France. You actually dont need a lot of stuff or
show to have the Catholic religion (after all look at Refs Communion
service above, the equivalent of the Low Mass shown to the right); its to
do with how you use what youve
got. Of course I still love the baroque and Victorian stuff but
Orthodoxy and the liturgical movement
(which admired the Orthodox) have influenced me in this direction.
Just like in Western Catholicism theres a divide in Orthodoxy between the
romantic Victorians like the Russians (with whom Im at home) and the
purists, often converts, who want only Byzantine
icons and chant (with the deep
ison bass line).