My friend Fr. Jay Finelli (“iPadre“) informed me that His Excellency Most Reverend Thomas Tobin, Bishop of Providence, will celebrate Holy Mass at their Cathedral at 12:05… ad orientem. The bulletin for the Cathedral says:
“The use of this approved [superior] liturgical option will be done on this occasion to symbolize the goal of our Lenten journey – that is to be converted, to return to the Lord”.
I would only ask: Isn’t that the goal every day of the year?
I am pleased anytime any Novus Ordo Mass is celebrated ad orientem.