Skip to comments.The Liturgical Picnic is At an End: Priest Says Mass Ad Orientem
Posted on 11/22/2010 11:41:59 AM PST by 0beron
An upper-Bavarian Parish has democratically decided to dispose of its altar-table: "The Altar symbolizes a Cross, therefore the community. But in our time, in which everything is revolving around itself, we need a break from this clogging."
(kreuz.net, Moosach) Already at the end of July Pastor Wolfan Lehner had put the altar-table at his church St. Michael in Moosach aside. The municipality is 27 Kilometers south-east of Munich.
The website 'merkur-online.de' reports that the Pastor had informed his parishoners of this change in his Christmas letter.
The upper-Bavarian Parish of Moosach belongs to the Archdiocese of Munich and Freising.
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Ad Deum (when the altar does not face east) also works.
We are all worshipping the Lord - not eachother.
This circle stuff was understandable as an emotional reaction to the 70s, but its 45 years on and its time to ditch the silly indiscretions of that harmful era.
“Upper Bavaria” (Oberbayern in German) means the part of Bavaria that is more elevated (i.e. closer to the Alps). So Moosach, which is actually south of Munich is in “Upper Bavaria.”
Guess I’m not wide awake, thanks, will change.
As it stands it is spot on - it just may be confusing to some.
The table is not even consecrated: "For me as a priest, it is displeasing to consistently use an unconsecrated altar to celebrate the Eucharist" -- says Fr. Lehner.
Displeasing at the very least.