Thursday, 22 June 2006

Dancing Priests

Fr. Nicholas of Roman Miscellany put up this post about Fr. Saju George, the Dancing Jesuit.

Looking at the picture, I can't help wondering if Fr. Saju has taken the idea of rejecting clerical attire a little too far: I would never go so far as to say that a priest should always wear a cassock, or even a clerical shirt and collar, but I don't really want to be confronted with hairy chests and bare nipples at Mass...

...and then there is the question as to whether it is really appropriate to have anyone perform a dance more usually associated with Hindu temple prostitution as a Gospel meditation or thanksgiving after Communion.

3 comments:

dilexitprior said...

Wow. That's disturbing.

George said...

Does he also have a dancing bear??? There's always a dancing bear!

John said...

I saw Saju George perform his dance here in Montreal at the Eglise Gesu (a Jesuit church). He's a Jesuit priest whose given his life to God. Indian classical dance is not just an art form but a form of worship. It's only natural that he and many other Catholic Indians express their beliefs in this way. His dance was a beautiful and heartfelt expression of love towards Jesus.
-- j_lobaughNOSPAM@yahoo.com (remove NOSPAM).

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...