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[color=darkred:2p7dw487]I get the impression from the East (Eastern Orthodox and the eastern Churches in communion with us) that the West has a tendecy of over thinking things in our theology and philosophy as it pertains to Church life and practice. As a result, it has a tendency of making it more legalistic and overly structured. In turn, it has the inadvertent affect of taking away the mystery of the Mass.

I can see what they are saying, but I’m not entirely convinced what the exact reason is. I have observed that the newer churches in my area try to make it very protestant friendly. With the architecture, not so many statues, etc.

One thing I’m convinced of is that if you change the style worship of Mass along with the things I mentioned, it’s going to affect how people see things.[/color:2p7dw487]