Thursday, May 15, 2008

Glory, Praise, & Puppets

A friend sent us the following footage of an unusual liturgical celebration. We were particularly fascinated by the large puppets that enter during the procession.

Of course, puppets are especially successful in attracting young people to the Church, which explains why the average age of the worshipers above appears to be somewhere around 90 years old.

Still, the usual curmudgeons are upset by this style of worship, which they consider inappropriate and vulgar. These Philistines do not recognize that there is in fact a proud precedent for such celebrations, like this:

And this:

We think that the West Coast Call to Action Conference should be commended for incorporating these celebratory accessories into their liturgy, and we are particularly interested in seeing what muppets they use for their service next Good Friday.

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