As I recently learned of the “Jacob cam” during Church services I thought it would be quite apropos to post something self-depreciating:
- All this sounds false and theatrical. He pronounces the words, and one feels that the tone and diction are pre-planned, and that he looks around at what kind of impression they create on others. It is quite possible that objectively all this is accepted differently. But I know him, and cannot free myself from this feeling. He knows well the church service, he loves it; but this precision and this effectiveness-is not the Orthodox way of doing things.