“5 reasons why young people are seeking old ways of doing church.”

Authenticity. Rootedness. Mystery. Icons and symbolism.

And—-Participation.

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3 Replies to ““5 reasons why young people are seeking old ways of doing church.””

  1. At some point of apogee there is an inevitable return to the point of origen. We are now witnessing the beginnings of that liturgical return to the eternal truth of that representative eternal sacrifice which enquires a unique type of music out of eternity itself – Chant.

  2. I have witnessed this phenomenon in my home town. There is a small but dsitinct group of young people with tradional leanings that have taken great iniitiative to learn how to do tradition oriented liturgy on their own. To that end they participate weekly in Byzantine Vespers and Divine Liturgy (many of the group are members of a Ukrainian Catholic parish), frequent chanted latin rite vespers and traditional latin mass when it is available. The group members range from those who would probably exercice a fully trationalist faith life if it were available to them to those who are fairly maintstream but with traditionalist sympathies. What they have in common is that they are all open to expressions of faith and and spirituality and to liturgical practices that lean towards the tradtional. They get little support (with some notable exceptions) but are committed anyway. This is a real phenomenon but I don't want to exagerate it either; it is still a small group.

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