point, we want to talk about our Liturgy not in chronological order but put together according to type.
We have Kinetic experiences – movement: postures, gestures, actions, processions.
We have Acoustic experiences- words, sung and spoken, and silence.
people seem to focus on the verbal parts of the Mass (words) but let’s take a few moments to look at the non-verbal ways
we pray our Liturgy that helps us
to broaden our understanding of the nature and ritual of worship.
1.Postures: Standing (Honor; Readiness); Sitting (Listening;
meditating) Kneeling (Adoration, lowliness, repentance)
2.Symbolic Gestures: Making the Sign
of the Cross (marks us as followers of Christ); Shaking Hands =
(Peace, communion, charity)
(Reverence/Adoration); Bowing (Sign of Honor/Respect);
4.Processions: Entrance, Gospel,
Gifts, Communion, Recessional. Very important during Holy Week: Palms,
Chrism Mass, Transfer of Eucharist, Cross, Easter Candle
5.Gathering: We begin to shift focus
– Why have we come (to give glory to God and to learn how to grow in
6.Leaving-taking: Leave with a mission
to do good works, praising and blessing God