Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Answers to GULP report; Ordination of Bishop Ruperto Santos
Well, everybody got the correct answer but did not find the real answer why it was wrong.
The bishops at the back of the altar and the consecrating bishops in front, are all kneeling during the Litany of the Saints, which is the correct posture to assume, since the Church Militant is calling upon the Church Triumphant to pray to the Lord and ask for His blessings upon the one being consecrated bishop, who is Msgr. Ruperto Santos.
But apart from turning away from the High Altar of the Mother Church of the Philippines...what is sooo painful to see is that our good bishops are asking the Lord His blessings but are turning their gaze away from Him. He is right there inside the tabernacle.
I have visited the Manila Cathedral during the episcopacy of Cardinal Sin. The Eucharist was reserved in a side chapel, the Chapel of Christ the King.
But after Cardinal Rosales assumed the pastoral care of the Archdiocese, the Eucharist was brought back to the original tabernacle, in the High Altar. The tabernacle can be seen right behind the head of Cardinal Rosales.
Why turn your back on the Lord?
You do not have to study in a Liturgical Institute in Manila or Bukidnon to know that there is something wrong here.
Here is an interesting article to read about turning toward the Lord.
By the way, when you talk to your loved one, do not turn your back on him/her like the way you see it done in Filipino drama movies.
Turn towards Him!