The Random Thoughts of a Lutheran Parish Pastor
Must be of Catholic origin. Only they would be confused enough to think there is the slightest similarity between a "priest" vested for "Mass" kneeling before a "tabernacle" where stuff is kept that is supposed to be taken and eaten, and a football played vested for a game kneeling to pray re the outcome thereof.Can't be Lutheran. We don't have tabernacles. We take and eat; drink too.Ain't no blood of Christ reserved in that there thing btw. So besides being false to the words of Christ, it ignores half of them.
I have read of some Lutheran churches have reserved Sacrament, but those supplies are usually used for taking Communion to hospitals or shut ins, but I have no idea what they're kept in.
"This is My Body." Period. Not, "This is My Body . . . when you take it and eat it, that is, and then 'mysterioulsy,' after you have eaten it, remember, it is nothing." Zwinglians and receptionists, all!
Kneeling? Or genuflecting?Hard to tell from a still shot.
Where's the blood, o nameless one?Also after the period, there's no Put the rest or some extra in a box so you can pray in front of it but not eat or drink it, have special devotions to it but don't eat or drink, take it for a walk around the block all dressed up in costumes.Nor does Scripture say anything about proper clean up after the Last Seder.
Kneeling? Or genuflecting?Which is it?
Tebow isn't genuflecting. Wrong knee. He has dropped to one knee in a sign of submission to God in prayer. The priest is genuflecting, which has no Scriptural precedent whatever, but was borrowed from mediaeval courtly manners.Extra credit question for Rome swooners: under what conditions does one double genuflect?
Gott hilf mir, of course Tebow isn't genuflecting. He's an evangelical. Some Catholics or evangelicals might be having a little fun here.I think the prior poster was asking if the priest was kneeling or genuflecting.As for extra credit, I'll spoil it for everyone and call out the double genuflection at Eucharistic Adoration.Christine
In 2010, the average cash salary fora Roman Catholic Priest in Americawas $40,000. Tim Tebow's cashsalary is much more. Yet he is asincere Christian who uses his moneyto do charity work. In footballlanguage, Tebow is taking a kneewhen he prays.
Judas H, it was the poster, not I, that referred to both images as the same thing and said "we" did "it" first.
The "extra credit" was a trick question. Double genuflexion is now abolished, and the current General Instruction on the Roman Missal states that all genuflexions are on one knee.Nonetheless, as with genuflexion before a bishop, some continue the now unsanctioned practice.Ironically, genuflectio in Latin means to kneel, not genuflect -- it took on the genuflect meaning rather late, in church Latin, and it is from that the English cognate derives.Flectamus genua!(OK next question and ain't no trick about it -- when is that said and whaddya say and do next?)
Ok so I'm up late, but Catholic joke! (Well, preconciliar.) A parish had a new usher named Dominic, and on his first day, the first time the priest said Dominus vobiscum he grabbed the plate and started the collection. Later, the priest said, Why did you do that? The usher said, I thought you said Dominic go frisk 'em.I got a million of em! Why did the pope cry when he opened the "third secret of Fatima"? It was the bill for the Last Supper.(The third secret was supposed to e made public in 1960, the pope read it, but it stayed secret, leading to all sorts of speculation. It, or something, was made public in 2000. It ain't the bill. I'm going back to bed now.)
OK one more preconciliar joke.The papal secretary burst into the papal apartments and said Holy crap, I've got good news and bad news! The pope said, What's the good news? The secretary said, It's Jesus, he's on the phone! The pope said, What could be bad news about that? The secretary said, It's long distance from Salt Lake City.
Nonetheless, as with genuflexion before a bishop, some continue the now unsanctioned practice.Yup. (OK next question and ain't no trick about it -- when is that said and whaddya say and do next?)I suppose it would be very boorish of me to answer that one too.So I'll sit back and wait to see who replies.The prize will be a month's supply of Lutefisk.Christine
P.S. to Terry:My favorite Catholic joke is the one about Jesus's saying "let he who is without sin cast the first stone" and he looks back and sees Mary with a huge rock and he says "aw, mom."Or something like that, But the other two were quite a hoot as well. Salt Lake City, LOL. Christine
Great Norske Judas looking to the sky for warrior maidens, a month's supply of lutefisk ought to be the penalty for losing, not the prize for winning!OK, by popular demand:A new guy joins an ascetic monastic order. They can say two words every five years. After five years, he tells the abbot "new habit". After another five years, "new shoes". After another five years, "new bed". Whereupon the abbot threw him out. Lord prior asked the abbot why he did that. The abbot said "Judas H Priest, he's done nothing but bitch since he got here."
Vintage Catholic joke. A couple of rabbis passed a church where some nuns were professing vows. They asked what was going on, and were told "They're becoming brides of Christ", whereupon they went in and sat down. When asked why they were there, they said, We're from the groom's side.
Vintage Catholic joke. A guy saw a priest with his arm in a sling. He said, Hey Father, how'd you break your arm? The priest said, I fell off the commode. Later his friend asked him how the priest broke his arm, and the guy said the priest fell off the commode. The friend said, What's that? The guy said, How the hell should I know, I'm not Catholic.
Great Norske Judas looking to the sky for warrior maidens, a month's supply of lutefisk ought to be the penalty for losing, not the prize for winning!Hmmmm. I think you're on to something there. Lutefisk could be a marvelous form of penance. Be lotsa fun to sneak some in at a Lenten fish fry.Gotta love those Catholic jokes, ROFLOL.Christine
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