Monday, July 25, 2011

Was Mass facing the people envisoned by Vatican 2?

How interesting to see that even after Vatican II, the mind of the authorities implementing the changes regarding the orientation of the celebrant (whether facing the eastern wall of the church or facing the people) NEVER RECOMMENDED THAT THE WHOLE MASS BE CELEBRATED FACING THE PEOPLE.


To read the excellent discussion about ad orientem worhsip, which Pope Benedict XVI himself has done, visit the Filipino Roman blog.

1 comment:

  1. What the rubrics required is a free standing altar that allows the priest to completely incense it!