I have incurred a quite painful knee injury and am currently wearing a brace, between the pain and the brace kneeling is out of the question, Is it preferable to stand or sit during the consecration, I am in the pew in the back with extra space so there is no question of causing a commotion, no one sees me except the priest and The Lord. One way seems so nonchalant and the other seems to imply that I am too proud to bend before the Lord. What is your call?
Just reading about that makes me hurt in sympathy. I’ve had knee injuries. brrrrrr
I don’t know the prevailing practice in your parish, that is, whether many people stand (quod Deus avertat) during the consecration or not. Assuming your fellow congregants are mainly kneeling (as they should), perhaps taking the lower profile route may be best. Perhaps sitting is not a bad option for you while you are ailing if everyone is kneeling. When you find a place in the back of the church, or on a side, in other words in an unobtrusive place, stand if you believe that this is more reverent than sitting. If everyone else is kneeling, perhaps you shouldn’t be standing if you are in the front pew, if you get my drift.
I am glad you are worrying about this. It shows that you are serious about your posture before God. Just don’t worry too much. Friend, if you can’t kneel physically, do something else. God sees the heart and know what you would rather be doing. Given the injury, it don’t think it is a matter of pride to stand.
Heal quickly. Solidarity.