The Diocese of San Pablo, Laguna has punished an unidentified priest for using a hoverboard during Christmas Eve mass. A video that has been shared widely online shows the priest gliding down a church aisle. He rode the hoverboard while performing a Christmas song to top off the stunt.

This calls for a reparation!Instead, pray a rosary for this priest and attend a Traditional Latin Mass!

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“That was wrong,” the Diocese of San Pablo, Laguna, said in a statement Tuesday.

“The Eucharist demands utmost respect and reverence. It is the Memorial of the Lord’s Sacrifice. It is the source and summit of Christian life,” the Diocese of San Pablo said.

Referring to the Mass, the diocese continued: “It is the Church’s highest form of worship. Consequently, it is not a personal celebration where one can capriciously introduce something to get the attention of the people.” The Diocese of San Pablo said the incident happened on Thursday, December 24.

The diocese said that “before the final blessing of the Christmas Eve Mass, as a way of greeting his parishioners, the priest sang a Christmas song, while going around the nave standing on a hoverboard.” The diocese did not identify the priest in its statement.

In its statement, the Diocese of San Pablo added, “The priest said that it was a wake-up call for him; he acknowledged that his action was not right and promised that it will not happen again.”

“He will be out of the parish and will spend some time to reflect on this past event. He would like to apologize for what happened,” the diocese said.

According to Daily Mail, the video has been viewed more than 14 million times on the Flow Cartagena Facebook page and divided commenters over the suitability of the priest’s performance.

Hoverboards were one of the top Christmas presents this year despite a storm of controversy surrounding the risk of falling off the battery-powered scooters – not to mention their propensity to spontaneously combust.

The Philippines is considering banning the self-balancing devices over these escalating safety concerns.