Saturday, September 15, 2007

Tradition and worship,5143,695210108,00.html

[Deseret Morning News] 15 Sep 2007--They prayed standing. They began by facing east, because Navajos always start their prayers in the direction of the sunrise, the symbol of new life. Father Corbett led them in prayer for the children. Then, following the path of the sun, everyone turned south. They prayed for the youth. Next, facing west, they prayed for the middle-aged. At the end, they faced north and Father Corbett led them in words of gratitude for their elders.

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