OK, I Know I just posted another thread, but this is kind of a different subject.
When I was growing up, I never payed much attention to what was going on on the alter, so I honestly don’t know if this is a new thing or if it’s always been this way.
After the Consicration, the priest distributes the Eucharist to the deacons, alter persons (not my fave term) and to the EMHC’s (my least fave term) and than they go down to the congragation. The servers return to the alter, where they sit in chairs lined up on the side oppisate where the priest sits after his hommily.
My question is this;
Have the alter persons always sat during communion? Or were they once required to kneel? Shouldn’t they at least be standing like the Choir does? It seems irreverent to me, but maybe is it because they are young that they are exempt? Or is it only in my church where they sit? I used to think I went to a very conservative church, but I’m not so sure anymore.
anyway, I’m just wondering.