Sunday, December 02, 2012
Advent Wreathes: Just say No
Where do these appear in the Roman Missal?
Being a curmudgeon, I obviously don't like these things. I am sure they have something to do with worship of Odin or some foul pagan deity. They might be very pretty on an Advent dinner table but they really do not belong in Church and if they should be smuggled in by someone from the flower arranging group, they have no place in the Litiurgy, and you will probably find the ame people have brought in Japanese Knot Weed and Ash Dieback Disease.
It would certainly be an abuse to acknowledge one in the celebration of Mass! We cannot add, to or subtract from the approved rites of the Church. Lighting candles on one of these during Mass would be an abuse!
But Faaaather? I know I am being hard but brace yourself, just say, "No"!
Posted by Fr Ray Blake