I don't know that it's safe for me to even make a comparison.
Or when you let your triumphalistic subjectivity cloud your judgment. The first time I went to a Lutheran service, I thought it was dead because of its liturgical ritual, and this was years before I became Orthodox. Now I worship in a church whose worship is even more liturgical, and I think it very alive. As such, I've come to recognize the beauty of Lutheran liturgical worship.
I've been to many services over the years, including Roman Catholic ones, and they were all dead and empty compared to the Orthodox. How many years have you been able to go to many services?
My whole life, as a Protestant, there isn't a problem attending other services.
While they felt alive back then, now when I go back, they are absolutely dead, I see them for as they are. That is what happens to your worship when you fall to heresy.
Is it anything like the RC Novus Ordo as typically celebrated in the USA? (I really hope not)
All I can say is I went to a RC rosary for a sort of distant family member a couple weeks ago, and I'll tell ya, when they recited the creed, it is FAR BEYOND the filioque. It was so distorted, so twisted up...
That's because the Nicene Creed isn't prayed at the start of the Rosary. The Apostles' Creed is prayed:
I believe in God,
the Father almighty,
Creator of heaven and earth,
and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died and was buried;
he descended into hell;
on the third day he rose again from the dead;
he ascended into heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty;
from there he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and life everlasting. Amen.
I thought maybe yeshuaisiam was going to say it was the Freemason's creed har har har
How could I have forgotten it is the Apostle's Creed?
Of course, what I heard was neither Apostles or Nicene... Sad thing is about your joke, my other thread has links to EO bishops involved in Masonry. I could only guess that if EO bishops are involved in it, then RC being so much larger, probably has bishops & clergy involved as well.
Anyway, I don't know what I heard. It started with "I believe" it was probably 6-7 sentences long. Resembled both creeds but was extremely funky & twisted up. I don't know if its part of their "new mass" stuck in the Rosary or what.
Anyway, uhm, organs in Orthodoxy! Are we surprised to see the church implement the "modern" instrument into worship? Considering the filioque "and the son", gave a good chunk of reason for a tremendous schism. But to put organs behind the A Capella is acceptable?