Processional


#1

When I was a child the Mass began with the priest walking out of the sacristy. Please inform me as to why there is a processional? I think it started with vatican2.But is this an ancient tradition?
And was this done before? Thank you

                                     Romie:)

#2

I grew up (40 years ago) in the Episcopal Church as an Altar Server, and we always had a processional entrance (as does every Episcopal church I’ve ever attended). The Episcopal (Anglican) Church inherits its traditions from a time greatly preceding Vatican II, so I doubt this is a new introduction. But, what does it matter if the priest enters from the side or the rear of the church?


#3

[quote=Romie]When I was a child the Mass began with the priest walking out of the sacristy. Please inform me as to why there is a processional? I think it started with vatican2.But is this an ancient tradition?
And was this done before? Thank you

Romie:)
[/quote]

Yes it is an ancient tradtion and thankfully due to the liturgical renewal it has been brought back into common use.


#4

[quote=Romie]When I was a child the Mass began with the priest walking out of the sacristy. Please inform me as to why there is a processional? I think it started with vatican2.But is this an ancient tradition?
And was this done before? Thank you

Romie:)
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The Processional is rooted in the Jewish cuatom of removing the scrolls from the tabernacle and processing through the assembly with them.


#5

Thank you all very much for the reply.
as to the person who may not get the chance to respond, I must add that I really don’t care either way how the priest enters. My husband is a new Catholic and I did not know how to answer him.
I want to be sure i’m telling him correctly.
Thanks again,
God Bless!
Romie


#6

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