Empty Pews in a Church (Credit: Crisis Magazine)

50 Years of Effete & Infertile Liturgical Culture Is Enough

. . .the inside of the church resembled the lobby of a 3-star hotel trying to be 4.  It was a flattened ellipse, with entry on the broad side, so that there was more room from left to right than from back to front.  There was no sacristy.  Instead, there was a large teardrop-shaped peninsula, like the Peloponnese, extending from the back & far into where people would be seated.  This Peloponnese was raised a few feet from the level of the front pews, & in the middle of the teardrop, sort of near Sparta, stood the altar, with the priest’s chair stationed 10 feet behind it.  At Athens to the right stood a lectern which served as the pulpit, facing neither the people in front nor the priest, but maybe something beyond them in the distance, like Sicily. . .

by Anthony M. Esolen, Ph.D.,

of Crisis Magazine

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