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Tradition-minded Catholics primarily reject practices such as 'liturgical dancing' during Mass because it is not appropriate for God's house or for a solemn sacrifice. Mass is the re-presentation of Calvary and one would not expect to have found people dancing around the cross 2,000 years ago. Furthermore, it introduces a profane element into the church, and may even excite some persons to lust (often the dancers are immodestly dressed). Those who argue that liturgical dancing is biblical should take note of Michael Davies' remarks...

"Dancing formed no part of the prescribed ritual for Jewish worship in either the Temple or the synagogue... [Exodus 15:20] is not a liturgical dance but a spontaneous outburst of exultation common to primitive peoples upon the destruction of their enemy, i.e. a war dance!"

Did you know? Those wishing to avoid inappropriate post-Vatican II novelties such as 'liturgical dancing' may, thanks be to God, still lawfully attend the Traditional Latin Mass. The Traditional Latin ('Tridentine') Mass differs from the 1960's Novus Ordo Mass in many & significant ways (try here for more information). To locate a Traditional Latin Mass in your area, try here.


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