I was trying to explain to a completely unchurched coworker what the epiclesis is in reference to a Facebook post about this Ship of Fools thread.
“It’s something you don’t care about,” I told him. “It’s something that falls into the area of interest of a very small subset of church people. It’s for church nerds!”
“Church nerds,” he said, disbelieving. “There are church nerds?”
He gave me a knowing look, and made an intuitive leap. “You’re one of this subset, aren’t you?”