A while ago I sat with a Protestant friend who came to Mass with me. To help him understand what was going on I wrote this short Primer on the Mass for him in advance.
The Mass can be very confusing, even intimidating
I wanted to make sure he understood how the Mass was tied to the Old Testament and that the first Christians considered teh Divine Liturgy a Sacrifice and the Real Presence of Christ. I explained that it was not just a priest up there “doing his thing” but that it was the “work of the people” — a lot was going on that was not immediately apparent to the five senses or the untrained eye.
This may be helpful for you — or for a friend who does not understand the beauty and depth of the Mass. Click here for the whole article.
Here is another article I wrote on “What Did the First Christians Do on Sunday Morning?“