Facing East, Change is Possible, Wedding March, St. Sharbel Makhluf 7.24.19

  • Father Matthew and Father Stephen discuss ad orientem mass: facing “liturgical east” relates to facing the direction of revelation. Prayers and attention becomes focused/directed to God. We have to dispel reaction that the Priest is “facing away” from congregation. We are facing the one we love most.
  • Adapting to changes and options lies in formation. If people understand what’s happening, change is possible. Understanding the “why” is always important.
  • Should the bride and groom process into the church together? Father Matthew, Father Spencer and Cecilia discuss!
  • St. Sharbel Makluf: today’s saint even has a fossil named for him.