Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Not a screen of icons but a TV monitor. . .
Now I thought one of the points of the iconostasis was to distance the people from altar until the doors were opened. Look in the corners of the inconostasis in this picture. Apparently that has been overcome. TV monitors allow the people in this Byzantine Rite parish (I have no idea of the actual jurisdiction) to see behind the iconostasis and behold what the priests are doing back there. Screens are a bad idea -- more logical for those churches that use media in entertainment worship but completely incomprehensible for an Easter rite. I have a great idea. Do not use them. Do not give into the dark side -- not evangelicals who are in love with every new technology and not Lutherans who wannabe evangelicals and not Roman Catholics who want to appear mainstream and not Byzantine Rite Christians who want to make things more accessible.