This is pretty weird. But… well… not really. It’s Germany, after all.
This in the Cathedral of Paderborn. Not sure when. Perhaps one of you readers will know.
What a contrast to their patronal feast in 2017. HERE Gregorian Chant, Latin, Novus Ordo, Mozart’s Coronation Mass.
Remember… German bishops and theologians are exerting a lot of influence over the upcoming Amazonian Synod.
You readers are simply amazing. Kudos to a reader for the following note.
Please find in the link below the original video of the liturgical “dance” at the Cathedral in Paderborn. The original video is on the Domradio website. This occurred yesterday, i.e. Monday 29 July 2019 as part of some women’s Mass. the music is awful, but it is not Bob Marley. Note the clapping and standing ovation after the performance.
Video link HERE
A Mass in Germany for “women in the Church”. What could go wrong? This dance, for one.
So… the Twitter version is a little deceptive. On closer examination, that seems to be someone’s video recording, probably using a phone camera, with Bob Marley playing in the background. In fact, this Twitter hashtag – #KFDdancestoeverysong – has lot of these videos of liturgical dance and some of them are pretty funny. It seems that not every German Catholic is nuts. Some of them are fighting back.
The original, however, though not Marley is nevertheless intensely cringe-worthy. It starts at about 32:30 followed by 5 minutes of liturgical idiocy. I’ll bet that during the zoom-in on the reliquary of St. Liborius, patron of the cathedral (invoked against colic and gallstones) we could have heard his bones whirling around in frustration and fury. The music, I’m sure you want to know, is “Du Bist Kein Zufall” by Till Matton.
The rest of the Mass seems to be a fairly straight forward Novus Ordo concelebration. I liked the consecration bells at 52:45. Sort of… “Christus Vincit”-like. There is an endless Sign of Peace. It’s actually just a couple minutes, but it seems endless. It always seems endless, as a matter of fact. The organist has got game, though I wasn’t entirely enamored of the selections he played.
There are various videos, by the way, for the week-long celebration of St. Liborius. This is a pretty deal there. One of the videos has the Bishop of LeMans, France, celebrating in Latin. There is a fairly modern setting of the Ordinary in Latin, including a boys choir. Gregorian chant propers. Too bad they stick the choir in front of the true altar and they use that horrid thing instead.
Yes, folks… do check out that Twitter hashtag – #KFDdancestoeverysong . It’s a hoot. But don’t use it as an excuse to procrastinate, as I have been doing just now.