orthodoxbrit:

iwantnothingless:

hesychia:

shortbreadsh:

Whenever a cantor does some sort of solo for a communion meditation and everyone starts applauding afterwards, you will see me in the corner, glowering. 

Ratzinger got at least this right.

There are parts of St. John Chrysostom’s sermons which are basically him berating the congregation for applauding his sermon while he was in the middle of it. This happened to him all the time, I guess, and he was always like NO STOP IT YOU IDIOTS!

I was looking for that. Found it now. He once finished a sermon and when they started cheering, said this:“Stop your applause. It is not your applause I seek, but your  application. You think when you have appreciated you have applied.”

Do you think there’s a cultural element attached to this? I’m from a religious tradition where the congregation remains completely silent (apart from prayers and psalms of course), and any sort of ‘spontaneous’ expression just doesn’t happen.
But then, Scotch Presbyterians and Dutch Reformed aren’t exactly know for being either excitable or very expressive.

orthodoxbrit:

iwantnothingless:

hesychia:

shortbreadsh:

Whenever a cantor does some sort of solo for a communion meditation and everyone starts applauding afterwards, you will see me in the corner, glowering. 

Ratzinger got at least this right.

There are parts of St. John Chrysostom’s sermons which are basically him berating the congregation for applauding his sermon while he was in the middle of it. This happened to him all the time, I guess, and he was always like NO STOP IT YOU IDIOTS!

I was looking for that.
Found it now. He once finished a sermon and when they started cheering, said this:
“Stop your applause. It is not your applause I seek, but your application. You think when you have appreciated you have applied.”

Do you think there’s a cultural element attached to this? I’m from a religious tradition where the congregation remains completely silent (apart from prayers and psalms of course), and any sort of ‘spontaneous’ expression just doesn’t happen.

But then, Scotch Presbyterians and Dutch Reformed aren’t exactly know for being either excitable or very expressive.

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  2. anorthodoxlife reblogged this from jshegyi3rd and added:
    Thanks you, Pope Benedict. I’m glad SOMONE said it.
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    …people clap? I mean, I grew up in a church where one clapped along, as part of singing and participating, but even in...
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    Don’t worry, I won’t comment too much on how I completely agree with this…if I did, no one would hear the end of it!
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  8. hesychia reblogged this from shortbreadsh and added:
    Ratzinger got at least this right.
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