Saturday, April 7, 2012

Une messe trop longue / A Mass Way Too Long

Hier, pour la première fois de ma vie, j’ai assistée à la messe du Vendredi Saint. Je savais que dans le temps de ma mère, quand elle était petite, cette messe durait 2 longues heures. De nos jours, la majorité des églises écourtent cette messe durant une heure. Sauf, la St. Joseph’s Catholic Church…

Hier, je me suis présentée en béquille pour cette messe, sans savoir que la majorité du temps, on s’attends a ce que les fidèles soient debout la majeure partie du temps. Essayez de vous tenir debout 30 minutes sur un pied et demi et vous comprendrez que je commencais à fatiguer pas à peu près. Comme je voulais rester pour le chemin de croix, je suis donc demeurer dans l’église pendant 3h45. Je suis revenue la langue à terre, complètement épuisée.

Franchement, je ne sais pas si je vais y retourner l’an prochain…

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Yesterday, for the first time in my life, I attended the Good Friday mass. I knew that my mother, when she was little, this Mass lasted two hours. Today, most churches shorten this Mass for one hour. Except, the St. Joseph's Catholic Church...

Yesterday I went to the church in crutches, not knowing that most of the time, we fully expect the faithfuls should be standing most of the time. Try to stand 30 minutes on one foot and a half and you will understand that I started to tire a bit. As I wanted to stay for the Stations of the Cross, so I remained in the church for 3:45. I came back home, completely exhausted.

Frankly, I do not know if I am going back next year...

10 comments:

Mary ♥ Mur said...


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A wonderful post!

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Nathalie St-Pierre Roths said...

Hi Mary,

I don't have Instagram yet. I will let you know when I open an account on that.

Collections said...

I've never been to church, i'm not sure if I would have the patience.

Collections

Laura said...

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Karen90 said...

stands for 30 mins is actually still okay for me ^^ Happy good Friday although it's past =p

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Jessille said...

aww dear...well,u can go next year...happy easter
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Yessica said...

Good Friday mass is always long! I've attended 3 hours one. :'(
Anyway, happy easter!

Nathalie St-Pierre Roths said...

Hi Collections,

Well, sometimes praying at home is just the same. I am paying the price this weekend of standing so long with my broken foot.

Nathalie St-Pierre Roths said...

Hi Karen90,

If it were for standing for 30 minutes, it would be OK but about half the mass was expected to be stand up. It was just too much for me (I have a broken heel now).

Nathalie St-Pierre Roths said...

Happy Easter to you also, Jessille.

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