Ghazaltation Of The Cross Essay

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Dhwani Patel
Fr Julian von Duerbeck
THEO 203 - A
19 September 2016
Exaltation of the Cross

The mass commenced after everyone was properly seated at the nave. With the accompaniment of an entrance Hymn and Incense, the Priest (Father Julian von Duerbeck) and the Scholas (Benet Academy students) entered the church with the Scholas holding the crucifix and the thurible. This walk to the altar is known as the procession of the ceremony. Once the Priest and the Scholas approached the sanctuary, the Scholas took their seat and the Priest circled around the altar with the thurible. Following this ritual, the Priest then bowed to all that were seated at the sanctuary as well as the altar (as the altar is believed to be Christ himself) took his seat
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Furthermore in my opinion, confessing to sins and asking for forgiveness allows one to be conscious about their actions and be mindful for preventing to repeat any sins. Subsequent to the Penitential Act, the hymn of Gloria was sung by the Scholas. During this, some people sung along and some did not. The significance of this hymn is that it allows all the attendees of the ceremony to fulfil the the purpose of the mass of praising and worshipping the God. The lyrics of the hymn are explicit in praising Jesus Christ and the God. Singing along to the hymn is thought to allow the people gathered to join the angels and saints after their confession (Carstens and Martis 141). In my understanding, it is very much logical to place the Gloria hymn after the Penitential Act as it signifies that God has been merciful on everyone for their sins. Therefore, as a sign of gratitude Gloria is sung in an atmosphere of celebration. A common theme that succeeded after the confession of sins and request of forgiveness was praising the Lord. Likewise, the events following hymn during the liturgy of the Word and the Eucharist maintained the notion of expressing gratitude and faith in the God and Lord Jesus Christ through the use of hymns (Holy, Holy, Holy) and prayers (Nicene Creed and Apostles’ Creed, Invitation to Prayer, Preface Dialogue). The people and the

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