Friday, April 3, 2009

On ambos.

Inspired by tis post.

One thing I really like is when a parish has a really good ambo. It really does give prominence to the readings at mass. Plus, I like to actually SEE the reader, not hear a disembodied voice over the speakers. So short little reading-desks are out. And since I'm about to make a tangent anyway, I know we should be inclusive and welcoming and stuff to everyone, and that's all good, but I don't think it's really discrimination if we make sure that readers at mass can actually, you know, read. There's nothing more painful than being at the mass with the person who reads everything in a whisper, or the person who reads in a monotone like Ben Stein, or the person who just can't pronounce words.

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