Thursday, June 25, 2009

a liturgical clarification

Just wanted to let you know, that the holding hands during the Our Father isn't really considered an acceptable liturgical motion. Due to the fact that it takes away from the focus on the real presence of Jesus present at that moment.

When I was taught about this part of the mass, the Our Father and the passing of the peace were explained like so:

First during the Our Father, we are supposed to lift our hands up and towards Jesus, in a way of recognizing him and acknowledging him being right there. We are trying to fill ourselves up with the peace of Jesus.

Then during the passing of the peace, it is not a time to say hey how's it going, but you are supposed to be so filled up with Jesus that you want to share his peace with others.

Just thought I'd share that, was listening to an old podcast and it was talking about how this time gets abused in the mass.

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