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No dance at Chrism Mass

To the editor:

I attended the Chrism Mass at our renovated Cathedral and was disappointed to see so called Liturgical dancers flitting around the church.

I am disappointed that diocesan officials allowed this on one of the most sacred days in the Liturgical year.

Cardinal Francis Arinze has repeatedly and publicly criticized the so-called Liturgical dance, said he: “There has never been a document from our Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments saying that dance has been approved in the Mass.”

The Liturgical dance is a misuse and abuse of the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy Sec-D “norms for adapting the liturgy to the culture and traditions of peoples.” These dances were intended for the African and Asian continent where cultural differences require it, not North America.

Oswald Hezekiah

Dewey Avenue

Rochester

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