Monday, August 16, 2010

Andrei I'm Grumpy

This is the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew I photographed at Sumela monastery on the feast of The Dormition of our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary, yesterday.

Religious services have been banned at this monastery since 1922 but the Turkish government has granted permission for this feast to be celebrated there from now on.

So why the grump?

Well every single News story reporting this says he was celebrating "Mass".

No, its the Divine Liturgy, Mass is the term for the Liturgies in the Latin Church.

Neither Orthodox nor Byzantine Catholics ever use this term.

It doesn't really matter I suppose but why can't they get it right?

2 comment(s):

Lucia Maria said...

Must a lack of religious knowledge on the part of the reporters.

Seán said...

Learn something new every day.

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