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ASK FATHER: Latin Instituted Acolytes in Eastern liturgies

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I have two Questions concerning the liturgical role of instituted acolytes in the Eastern Rites: 1) May a man who has been instituted as an acolyte according to the ordinary form of the Roman Rite vest and act … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Non-seminarian Lectors and Acolytes

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Can laymen who are not in the seminary, upon request, receive the orders of lector and acolyte? My parish likes having me read, they say I am good at it, but I am not sure that … Continue reading

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Pont. Comm. “Ecclesia Dei” on going to SSPX Masses and “straw subdeacons”

Our friends at Rorate, who are often on top of this sort of thing, reveal a letter sent by the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei” to a questioner.  The letter is unsigned, though it has the stamp of the Commission. Here, … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Can a layperson expose the Blessed Sacrament?

From a reader: I have an adoration chapel nearby that presents the Blessed Sacrament in a beautiful tabernacle / monstrance with a hinged door that opens to showcase the Consecrated Host. It is behind a small altar on a raised, … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: TLM “straw” subdeacon

From a reader: I serve Low Mass five or six days out of the week as well as participating in Sunday Vespers, so my priest recently asked if I would be able to serve as the straw subdeacon for the … Continue reading

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