Is a head-bow before the tabernacle ok?

Is it permissible to perform a simple bow (head only) towards the tabernacle when entering your seat before mass begins?


If the tabernacle is visible in the Church one is required to genuflect in adoration. A head bow won’t do, unless one is physically impaired.

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.

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