[quote=Podo2004]That mass is scary…(AHH!!)
I still don’t see the use of the priest talking to the wall instead of the people and the fact that the altar is facing the wrong way…
I agree that the entire 2,000 year liturgical tradition of the Church, both in the East and in the West, has been silly.
P.S. The priest isn’t talking to the wall. He’s praying to the Father on our behalf. He is our leader; he leads us to Christ, who will rise from the East.
As our Holy Father Benedict wrote:
In the early Church, prayer towards the east was regarded as an apostolic tradition. We cannot date exactly when this turn to the east, the diverting of the gaze from the Temple, took place, but it is certain that it goes back to the earliest times and was always regarded as an essential characteristic of Christian liturgy (and indeed of private prayer). (Spirit of the Liturgy, p. 68)