Cranky Question

Is it appropriate to sing “America the Beautiful” while waiting in line for Communion during Mass?

I know it’s Memorial Day weekend and we need to remember those who lost their lives in service to our country. I wholeheartedly dig that. The Priest at Mass mentioned it as part of his homily and the remembrance fit nicely. So here comes the highlight of the liturgy and with accompanying vocalist, the organ pumps out,

O beautiful, for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
America! America! God shed His grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood, from sea to shining sea.

What does that have to do with worshipping God? The song was so loud, I had trouble concentrating.

I’m sorry…but the song was VERY inappropriate for the occasion. There will be other times this weekend where performing the song will be right but when receiving the adorable host isn’t one of them.

Crank mode: Off.


One response to “Cranky Question

  1. You’re not wrong. Have you looked at the Orthodox Church? Not trying to convert you, just asking. It seems so similar but yet so far. If you are a recovering Protestant you owe it to yourself to check it out.

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