Friday, December 10, 2010

Pinoys in the Vatican Nativity Scene!

No not literally living Pinoys but Filipino elements will be added to this year's Nativity scene.

Click the video for more details.

Now, folks, this is the right kind of inculturation!  Not within the Liturgy as some would want it to be.

There is no such thing as a Filipino inculturated Mass or an American inculturated Mass.  The Mass is the Mass is the Mass wherever part of the world you go.  That was how it was before Vatican II, but sadly it was radically changed after liturgical experts who unabashedly trumpet their diplomas around saying "I am the liturgist.  You are not."

Creativities and inculturation are done OUTSIDE OF THE MASS not within.

Take the example of the Senakulo or Passion Play.  The Sinulog Festival and other similarly related rituals unique to Filipinos.  It was done outside of the Mass!  So LEAVE THE MASS ALONE!

A salakot tip to my good friend Jay Balza of Veritatem Facientes in caritate blog for the tip.

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