In what direction should I genuflect?


#1

I like to genuflect as I enter for Mass, out of reverence for God. In what direction should I genuflect if:

  1. There is no tabernacle (Newman Center);

  2. There is a tabernacle but it’s off to the side and not really within good sight from where I enter (home parish).


#2

[quote=lily628]1. There is no tabernacle (Newman Center)
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When the Blessed Sacrament is not on the altar and is not reserved in a tabernacle in the church, make a profound bow (i.e., from the waist) in the direction of the altar.

[quote=lily628]2. There is a tabernacle but it’s off to the side and not really within good sight from where I enter (home parish).
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In this case you can either make a profound bow in the direction of the altar or genuflect in the general direction of the tabernacle.

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