People sometimes forget that the Foot Washing rite on Holy Thursday is an option in the Novus Ordo Missale Romanum. It can be done or excluded depending on the pastoral circumstances.
What is not an option is that, if it is done, only the feet of males should be washed.
This is clear from the rubrics in the Missale and in clarifications from the Holy See.
Nevertheless we all know that these clear rubrics and the clarifications from the Holy See are annually violated.
So, I present a poll: what did you see this year?
I am not opening up this poll so we can rehash whether or not feminine feet should or can be washed. I am not interested in that question in this entry.
I just want to know what you saw.
You can post descriptions in the comments, but let’s not reargue the question, has been addressed at length elsewhere.
You might add in your comments if what you saw represented a change in the practice from previous years.
Also, it may be that some body part other than feet was washed, which is entirely unliturgical. If that was the case in what you saw, you can also check that option.
On Holy Thursday in the Foot Washing rite you saw or took part in there were
- Males and females or females only (44%, 1,001 Votes)
- Males only (44%, 995 Votes)
- neither males or females – the rite was not done (12%, 281 Votes)
- and/or some other body part was washed (e.g., hands) (2%, 36 Votes)
Total Voters: 2,282