Liturgy: To Genuflect or Not to Genuflect?

The distinctions between Roman Catholic and Protestant worship once symbolized the split between the churches; increasingly, they now express the churches' growth toward unity. In the chapel at the Jesuit University of Santa Clara recently, a Lutheran minister presided as a mixed congregation of Catholics and Protestants recited his church's version of vespers; a priest and a Baptist minister alternated reading the lessons. Last fall, in Boca Raton, Fla., an Anglican priest celebrated Mass before another interfaith group, using a new canon, or prayer of consecration, composed by a Dutch Jesuit....

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