THE CONTEMPORARY TRAGEDY: SOCIETY AND CHURCH ARE IGNORING HISTORY, EVEN IN THE LITURGY

The Contemporary Tragedy: Society and Church are ignoring history, even in the Liturgy

 
The Asado-Yerba Mate-Gaucho Mass
(“Missa Crioula“) in Southern Brazil
From a recent article of the Rev. Dr. James Siemens, a priest of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church:
A good deal of our current malaise, both in the Church and in society more broadly, can be attributed—I think—to a certain disregard for history. In terms of contemporary history, this disregard might be more accurately called amnesia, but equally that might be to give too much credit to those who do not account for the past—as if theirs is a merely passive act. No, I think the problem is worse than that. The problem is much more conscious, deliberate, and even vandalistic. This is in spite of the fact that, to the credit of a few in the media, there have been some recent acknowledgments of the importance of history, not least in relation to Syria and the Middle East, but also in relation to the Church Herself. …
 

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