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damooster Wrote:Sorry for the confusion. I'm trying to use the right terminology so as not to offend anyone. I've been told conflicting things, so I'll just come out with it: we sat on the stage, and our chairs surrounded the altar. I was told that calling the stage a stage is incorrect and offensive, and was told that the whole area up front is considered the altar. Is this correct?

I understand.  The area that is the "stage" is more properly called the "chancel".  It's also generally referred to as the "sanctuary" (since most chancels don't also include a choir area).  The main FE website has a good general floor-plan here: http://www.fisheaters.com/churchbuilding.html.  If your parish is a round spaceship or a rectangle-church-in-the-round, you'll just have to make the layout fit your particular reinvented-wheel.  :)

I think you meant to say that you sat on chairs in the sanctuary-- and it's less reprehensable to hear that.  In a traditional understanding of the Mass, you wouldn't be doing that.  You'd be in the pews like everyone else.  In the ordinary 21st-Century understanding of the Mass, you're lucky to not have been suspended from the ceiling like a Cirque de Soleil production.

So there's that.

This thread has good advice.  You've done too much time in RCIA to bother backing out this close to the end.  But your parish and its pastor appear to have... problems.  You should start looking for a new Traditional parish the week after Easter.
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Is this allowed? - by damooster - 03-15-2009, 10:03 PM
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