Too much ceremony? Can there be too much?
I believe there can be, which brings me to the subject of the Vigil of Pentecost.
The Vigil of Pentecost contains a number of rituals not normally seen in Western churches these days, to say nothing of Lutheran churches.
Is this a bit too much? Frankly, right now I think so.
The full text of this article, with some of the details of the Vigil Ceremony, is posted over at Gottesblog.