Thursday, July 30, 2009

Things You Shouldn't Do In Church

From Giuseppe Baldeschi, Ceremonial of the Roman Rite (1895):

The clergy should comport themselves in choir with silence, modesty, and recollection; abstaining from everything that would indicate frivolity or irreverence, such as reading letters, talking, giving snuff to each other, gazing about, sitting cross-legged, lolling in their seats and other acts of this nature.

Heavens!  How are we to sit through Mass without our snuff?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

not to mention thinking about the common cup controversy!