Thursday, March 1, 2012


It's amazing how the dialog that is the Sursum Corda is interpreted in a congregation.

Priest: The Lord be with you. (Dominus vobiscum.)
People: And with your spirit.  (Et cum spiritu tuo.)
- A few people start to slip (And also with you) but often catch themselves, thanks to our And with your spirit reminders on our pillars.
Priest: Lift up your hearts. (Sursum corda.)
People: We lift them up to the Lord. (Habemus ad Dominum.)
- Nothing has changed.  Fine.
Priest: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. (Gratias agamus Domino Deo nostro.)
People: It is right and just. (Dignum et justum est.)
- It's so easy to spot the ones that still botch that one up (It is right to give him thanks and praise).  They stick out like sore thumbs, and possibly even look at each other as to ask "Did we say something wrong?"  It's been getting better over the last few weeks, till Ash Wednesday came about.  At that point, you could tell how many APEX Catholics came to Mass that day.


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