Select one of these sites on the attached page: Worship sites
Roman Catholic Mass, Christmas: December 25, 2019
The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C.
Celebrant and Homilist: Most Reverend Wilton Gregory, Archbishop of Washington, D.C.
Note: the beginning shows the large basilica with its upper church, but the Mass is being held in the lower church or crypt.
An Introduction to the Byzantine Divine Liturgy – please see this first.
What is the priest doing with the loaf of bread? This video from the Orthodox Church explains it in detail:
https://www.goarch.org/liturgy The Proskomide Service
Byzantine Divine Liturgy (This is an eastern rite within the Catholic Church; the liturgy is similar to Orthodox)
St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, Barberton, Ohio
Administrator: The Reverend Miron Keruľ-Kmec
Pentecostal Service (Protestant)
Collierville First Pentecostal Church, Collierville, Tennessee
Pastor: Terry Hunt
Baptist Service (Protestant)
Memorial Baptist Church, Middlebury, Vermont
The Rev. Dr. Stephanie Allen, Pastor
Evangelical Lutheran (ELCA – Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Protestant)
Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, Brownsburg, Indiana
Reverend Chris Truelsen
Nazarene Service (Protestant)
Clearwater First Nazarene Church, Clearwater, Florida
Pastor: Pat Glenn
Describe how your selected element is used in worship: what you saw and what you heard.
Select a secondary element to explore and discuss its interaction with your first element.
Discuss in at least one paragraph how the other elements play a part in the overall experience. (That is, any that you could observe. If one is missing, indicate that as well.)
Use course resources to analyze (correlate, compare, and contrast) what you have learned in relation to what you observed. From your limited knowledge and experience there, what would you say this congregation values?
What would you say is the purpose and significance of the main and secondary elements you explored for this particular congregation?