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Liturgical Abuses During Funerals

They're kinda' frequent:

You’re probably witnessing liturgical abuses when the woman in the pew behind you asks out loud, “What the hell is he doing?” This happened at a funeral. A visiting celebrant (at a parish that I do not belong to) left the sanctuary before we prayed the Our Father. He repositioned people in the front few pews and lead the prayer while holding the hands of various family members and pall bearers, even though the coffin was in the way. This followed and preceded other changes to the liturgy that brought too much attention to the celebrant, confused the family, frustrated the servers, and had the rest of us wondering what would happen next.
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