I saw this at Fr. Z's blog and Archbishop Samples of Portland, Oregon gives a great lenten homily on division and the devil. But it also says something to us Catholics about the divisions that abound in the Church. There will be those on the left that will mock the liturgy in which this homily/sermon is given and the vestments of all involved and the tip of the "hat" at the Most Holy Name of Jesus.
But would the liberal left mock the even more elaborate, symbolic and sumptuous Eastern Orthodox Divine Liturgy that looks so similar to what is seen in the video above?
Those who prefer a more banal liturgy, see reverence as secondary and even a distraction to the horizontal sociological function of the Mass in the sense of involving a clique of laity in liturgical roles once the domain of the ordained or those on the way to Holy Orders.
The vertical encounter of God is secondary and even considered bad as it is seen as a privatized piety, something to be avoided at all costs despite the outward appearance of reverence! In their thought a "new" theology (not doctrine) of ecclesiology is the most important and the shifting of roles from the clergy or would-be clergy or faux clergy to the laity as essential and having implications for the life of the laity as a priestly people in the world. This ecclesiology taken to its logical conclusion envisions or "re-imagines" the laity even presiding at Mass, chosen from the congregation to celebrate a meal. Sacrifice is seen as too Old Testament as well as the ordained priesthood.
Where do I stand? I think Catholics need reverence, awe and mystery to recover their Catholic identity. They don't need the liturgy in which the primary and all important aspect is to symbolize ecclesiology and their role in a social structure. They need to encounter the Head of the Mystical Body of Christ, Jesus Himself and to be transformed by the Holiness of God in this encounter. It is about God making us Holy by our presence at Mass in which He Himself has summoned us and we have freely responded which includes also our actual internal and external embrace of His grace.
Listen to the whole homily of Archbishop Sample and toward the end his call for the "reform of the reform" built upon charity, joy and cheerfulness in Christ.