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Catholic Mass Muslim Prayer A belief in God is the fundamental principle of every religion nevertheless the object of religion is not simply to preach the doctrine of the existence of God as a theory it goes far beyond that Religion seeks to instill the conviction that God is a living force in the lives of many and prayer is the means by which it is sought to achieve this great end of eternal life The Catholic liturgy and the Muslim prayer experience are two religious rituals that in essence are parallel but are also different in many aspects The organization of the Catholic mass and a Muslim prayer are very dissimilar for there are many key players in mass and only the concentration of the individual in Muslim prayer The Catholic Mass literally means the The Lords Supper Participants see in the Lords Supper as a memorial a communion and a feast of thanksgiving Muslim prayer is seen as a type of purification for a human being In American society the Catholic mass is compatible with American culture but I think Muslim prayer is not because of the lack of knowledge of the religion I am a confirmed Catholic and try to attend mass as much as I can Throughout my life I have attended Catholic schools and have participated in liturgies at each school The liturgies that I have particularly enjoyed have been from Holy Cross College located in South Bend IN Here the masses were directed more towards the students and related more closely to the new experiences that many of us were going through in our lives At each mass the priest the person who basically runs the mass starts with an opening prayer and the people respond Amen The basic idea of the order of Mass with a congregation is that it is a community event While everyone is an individual everyone is worshipping as a community with
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