Sunday, July 04, 2004

I visited my first Maronite liturgy today

Well, actually my second, but the first was a daily liturgy at the shrine in Ohio. I liked it, especially the closing prayer of the priest where he gives humble thanks for the privilege of serving at the altar, and reminds himself that he may not ever get the opportunity to do that again. It's a memento mori written into the liturgy.

I also learned that Syriac really isn't much like Arabic. I know a few words of liturgical Arabic, but I couldn't follow the Syriac at all.

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