This is a video v1006 from St. Angela's Mattapan Parish, Haitian French/Creole Mass during “Kiss of Peace” or "Baiser De Paix" part of the Holy Mass. It is sung and danced in this video in Haitian Creole during Holy Mass.
The “Kiss of Peace” or ‘Sign of Peace’ is part of the ‘Communion Rite’ in the Liturgy of the Mass in the Roman Catholic Church. It is a traditional Christian greeting dating to early Christianity. The practice remains a part of the worship in many traditional churches: Roman Catholic Church, Eastern Catholic Churches, Eastern Orthodox churches, Oriental Orthodox churches and some liturgical mainline Protestant denominations. It is often called the kiss of peace, sign of peace, or simply peace or pax – “Baiser De Paix” in French; and ‘Bay Lapè’ in Haitian Creole.
In the Gospels, greeting with a kiss was also the custom practiced by Jesus Christ. However, the New Testament's reference to a holy kiss (en philemati hagio) and kiss of love (en philemati agapēs) transformed the character of the act beyond a greeting. Such a kiss is mentioned five times in the New Testament:
• Romans 16v16 — "Greet one another with a holy kiss"
• I Corinthians 16v20 — "Greet one another with a holy kiss"
• II Corinthians 13v12 — "Greet one another with a holy kiss"
• I Thessalonians 5v26 — "Greet all the brothers with a holy kiss".
• I Peter 5v14 — "Greet one another with a kiss of love"
This is a video from St. Angela's Mattapan Parish, Haitian French/Creole Mass during “Kiss of Peace” or "Baiser De Paix" v1006 part of the Holy Mass. It is sung and danced in this video in Haitian Creole. To learn more about Saint Angela Parish in Mattapan, Boston; visit the parish web pages at stangelaparish.org at 1548 Blue Hill Ave. Mattapan, MA 02126 phone 617-298-0080 – A Parish of Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston BostonCatholic.org Massachusetts.
Source/Reference: THE GENERAL INSTRUCTION OF THE ROMAN MISSAL. Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops Publication Service. ISBN 978-0-88997-655-9.
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