In a nutshell! Amen!
I thought this would be of interest to readers who have family and friends who are Eastern-rite Catholic or simply curious. The link below is from a website maintained by a Byzantine-rite Catholic: www.east2west.org/Liturgy&Sacrament.htmI should mention I have an interest in Eastern-rite Catholicism and reading about it.
What an interesting website, Elisa. I very much appreciated learning more about our Eastern brothers and sisters and the way they practice.
I am in almost total disagreement with almost everything you write, but I most certainly agree with you here. I wish we could all return to receiving on the tongue while kneeling. That is the least we owe to Our Savior.
Holy Communion while kneeling is a good start.We also need to return to:+ Latin (at least in phasing steps).+ Altar Rails. + Male only altar servers (in cassocks and surplices).+ Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at *every* parish. Corpus Christi processions, too.+ Complete silence before/after Holy Mass.How's that for a start, Mary Ann?Catechist Kev
This piece at Fr. Z's says it perfectly:http://wdtprs.com/blog/2014/12/what-kind-of-priest-thought-it-was-good-to-whitewash-trash-statues-tear-out-altars/Catechist Kev
I'm with all your suggestions, Kevin. In fact, with regard to the Mass, that was what Vatican II envisioned -- not all the nonsense.And Fr. Z is always worth reading!Let's pray for more silence and more reverence in the new year!
Post a Comment