Tag Archives: ablutions

Interesting old rubric: Post-Communion purification, ablution of the faithful, not just the priest

How seriously did our forebears take the reception of Communion and their duty to avoid possible profanation of the Eucharist. Today I saw an interesting entry at Corpus Christi Watershed about a rubric which disappeared by the time of the … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Priest doesn’t purify vessels, leaves them overnight

From a reader… I am a university student who attends daily mass at the college parish. Every day, the priest does not purify the vessels, leaving them with the Sacred Species out for sometimes hours or all night after mass. … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Of canonical digits and purifications

From a reader: Our priest does a fantastic job of guarding his thumb and index fingers once he has touched the Host. I was wondering if this is a symbolic gesture, as I have never seen our Eucharistic Ministers or Deacon wash … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Should EMHCs cleanse their fingers after distribution of Communion?

From a reader: If EMHC are used should they cleanse their fingers of Eucharistic particles after communion? Of course they should! Let an ablution cup or bowl be set somewhere, in advance, so that they can purify their fingers. The … Continue reading

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