is the title of this post over at the Lead pointing to an article in Christianity Today.
Honestly, we’ve been hearing so much about the renewed interest in traditional liturgy from the younger demographic and seekers alike in recent years that I have to wonder why people still think this is news. How long until people stop being surprised by this and realize that it’s what’s out there on the ground?
A lot of Christians want traditional liturgy.
It ties in with a desire for traditional spirituality as well.
We want to base our lives in something that has spoken to the human condition over centuries. I want current events and ephemera in my Prayers of the People—not in my eucharistic liturgies.
We want something that is not easily exhaustible; that has multiple layers and depths of meanings—not a single, obvious, didactic point.
I want to be able to pour over and live into my liturgies for years and die knowing that there are a host of meanings that I missed because I never got around to pondering them.
What will our next prayer book offer?