while it was nice of Father, starting before his homily, to touch on the Eucharist, and the upcoming year of the Eucharist http://forums.catholic-convert.com/images/smiles/icon_eek.gif http://forums.catholic-convert.com/images/smiles/icon_eek.gif http://forums.catholic-convert.com/images/smiles/icon_eek.gif , and for him to actually mention something about the “changes” to the liturgy in the upcoming months (maybe it’s really , really gonna happen…hmmm, i sense Co-adjutor Bishop DiNardo’s hand in this…i hope), here’s what my rant is about
in discussing that we may receive in either of two ways…here was his explanation… we can receive in the earliest way known to the Church, according to St Cyril in the 4th century, by reverently making a throne with our hands on which Jesus is placed… OR we can receive on the tongue, but if you do, make sure enough of your tongue is shown for the Host to be placed on
now i ask you…if you were indeed wavering,wondering or questioning which way to receive, based on this…what would you do
he also brought up the uniformity in posture …no individual feelings about what is “right” for you, that since we are a community and in communion with each other , we should all be doing the same thing… of course he didn’t specifically say anything about genuflecting before or kneeling to receive…but he emphasized that the “proper posture” was to bow your head to reverence the Eucharist as the person before you was receiving
comments, questions, vicious asides?