Baptist Minister Gives Views on Liturgy Week

From the Catholic Northwest Progress, newspaper of the Archdiocese of Seattle, August 31, 1962:

By Rev. Walfred Erickson, Clyde Hill Baptist Church

Seattle’s salute to the 21st Century by means of a World’s Fair has brought to the area this summer a large number of VIP’s, top-level conferences, and renowned entertainers and entertainments. The religious emphasis has not been absent, as witness the appearance of Billy Graham (who won the respect of fair officials by drawing a record Sunday crowd through the turnstiles), William Pollard, Oswald C. J. Hoffmann, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and Billy Hargis.

But it may be that the Liturgical Week of August 20-23, sponsored by Roman Catholics, evinced a development of more significance for the 21st Century, and perhaps for eternity, than anything else. Continue reading

The Future of the Liturgy: Liturgical Week to Open at Seattle World’s Fair Tonight

From Seattle, a report on the upcoming National Liturgical Week by Michael G. Ryan, a seminarian at St. Thomas Seminary in Kenmore, Wash.

This is an exciting time to be in Seattle. I never imagined that our city would host a World’s Fair, but now the “Space Needle,” as they are calling it, rises at the foot of Queen Anne Hill, and the sprawling modern buildings of Century 21 have taken the place of the quiet neighborhood where my dad once taught me to drive. For Catholics, it is an especially exciting time, since Seattle will also be hosting the National Liturgical Week from August 20 to 23 at the World’s Fair Arena. Continue reading