Right. So it boils down to your opinion that it is OK to dance and sway to and fro joyful music, and to clap your hands in a Charismatic fashion in the OO or in the EO Church, but not in the RC Church?
I sometimes sway to the rhythm of the Byzantine Chant, but only if (a) I'm in the choir loft where no one can see me and/or (b) my sciatica's acting up.
You are not the only one.
Have you ever been to a Greek Orthodox Church to experience their celebration of the Pascha at midnight?
The people sway the same way that the Africans did in that Paschal YouTube.
They sway back and forth in the pews while holding lit candles. It could be called the Paschal WAVE.
And whenever they sing Christ is Risen
, which they do repeatedly throughout that Divine Liturgy,
they make the Sign of the Cross with their lit candles. Double wave. Awesome.
Looking down at the congregation from the choir loft gives one a wonderful perspective of this wave.
And on an empty stomach, I had to be careful not to look down as it made me nauseated.
I felt like I was in an ocean of waves.
However, it was so awesome to see people joyfully worshiping their Risen King and God, Jesus Christ.
Is it any wonder that I look forward to Pascha every year. It is my favorite time of the year.
I wonder how long mankind has been swaying to the beat of the music?
It is probably way before the 1054 schism.
And has nothing to do with the Novus Ordo or abuses in the Liturgy.
However, bringing in the popular hippy-rock music to the Novus Ordo is liturgical abuse as are the Beer Masses and the Clown Masses.
Did Christ have a guitar?
Did He sing the popular romantic teenager songs with different words to the beat?
Is Outrage (as Father Vasily would say).