What messages do we communicate by not only the words we say in worship, but also by the things we do? And are those messages consistent with the Gospel?
Those questions came to mind as I watched the following processionals (hat tip to Christopher Johnson at "Bad Vestments").
First, here's the opening worship processional for the 219th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church USA (be sure to wait for the giant papier-mâché Calvinist puppets of doom):
And here's a processional for a Roman Catholic mass:
In response to the first video, a Presbyterian friend of mine said, "Another clear sign that paganism has taken over and Jim Henson is the underworld overlord of mainline Presbyterianism."
So what messages do you think these processionals communicate?