Is kneeling the new standing?
From a deacon:
We just finished a refurbishing of the inside of our church shortly
before Christmas which included bringing out of the basement the old
altar rail and re-installing it . For midnite mass our pastor
announced before mass that “the norm in our diocese for reception of
communion is a solemn bow just before recieving standing either on the
tongue or in the hand . In order to accomodate those who wish to
recieve our Lord while kneeling we will from now on recieve communion
at the rail . You can either stand or kneel and recieve either on the
tongue or in the hand but all will be done at the rail “. Happy to say
that over 75% OF THE CONGREGATION KNELT ! Of those who knelt to
recieve the majority were on the tongue . Several had tears in their
eyes as they recieved our Lord.What a great start .
Will old traditions be forgot?
In with the old and out with the new?