The Three Days of Darkness took place again this year in L.A. I was actually in L.A. at the time, but I didn’t have a chance to get down there and participate. Darn.
Here is a video of a typical Darkness Days “Liturgy”.
I am for once glad that they use the vague word “Liturgy” throughout, since “Mass” seemed inappropriate.
Be sure to take in the crowd choreography at about 24:15
I don’t know what’s going on from about 35:40. But I didn’t understand Laudato si’: The Movie either.
And if you are looking for liturgical dance, 41:15 with the Karo Syrup music we have all learned to loathe so much. What makes it great is how seriously they take it all.
48:45 – things get really weird, pantheistically weird, in the “penitential rite”. We have, apparently, committed sins against “Brother Tree” with our ecological sins. Watch the people try the choreography. Take the time to listen to the bizarre ramblings.
The sacrilege doesn’t end there. “Offertory” about 1:40:00
Another Darkness “Liturgy” … HERE I’m sure you an find your favorite moments on your own.
Ditto… HERE… the closing “thing”. The first 8 minutes might make your eyes and ears bleed. No, really. The Gospel is a sort of High School reader’s theatre bit – 29:15 And then there’s 1:49:00 following.
“But Father! But Father!”, some of you are bleating, “You are judgmental and you pollute the earth and harm Brother Tree and Sister Turtle and Cousin Effluvium. This liturgy is what Vatican II wanted! It’s… in there. It is! This is what Pope Francis is leading us to! Oneness with creation and no more sinning against the Earth. That’s the real sin, being against ecology, and … and…you don’t get it because you hate Vatican II!”
All I’ll add is that, as I watched, I had the odd sensation of my IQ dropping point by point and estrogen invading my brain through the video feed.
May all the saints and angels preserve us.