Gabriel Castillo of Truefaith.tv has produced a video (the latest in a series, it appears) about the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass offered ad orientem — facing liturgical East, towards Our Lord.
Beautifully produced, it is one of the most succinct and persuasive testimonies I’ve seen to why this liturgical posture is so important to reverent worship. If you’ve got someone in your life whom you’ve tried to explain this to who has never quite caught on, try sending them this. If you have a pastor whom you’d like to convince to give it a shot, again, there’s something here for him.
This is a fantastic piece of of filmmaking and liturgical instruction. I can’t recommend it highly enough.
Steve Skojec is the Founding Publisher and Executive Director of OnePeterFive.com. He received his BA in Communications and Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 2001. His commentary has appeared in The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, Crisis Magazine, EWTN, Huffington Post Live, The Fox News Channel, Foreign Policy, and the BBC. Steve and his wife Jamie have seven children.