In layman’s terms, he interacts more directly with the people and relies more on the ‘lower ranks’ than is expected?
What is "the Roman style" for the sign of peace?
And -- if the laity received kneeling, does that mean they received on the tongue?
How will I learn if I don't ask questions . . . ;-)
The priests didn’t distribute Communion? I thought it was prohibited for priests, if they were present, not to distribute Communion but to leave it to deacons or “EEMS.”
The Holy Father doesn't sing himself and I pray that it is because he can't and that this isn't some kind of sign of simplicity for the Mass!Singing would take more lung power, that's true. I noticed the cardinals (in Francis' first Mass as pope) took communion on their own at the altar in tincture fashion, while Pope Francis sat and priests served to the laity (same time, but elsewhere) who were sitting behind the cardinals. Is this the norm?
** The Pater Noster is spoken not sung, sad!**
The author could be wrong here. Check the GIRM. I believe the Our Father is to be spoken and only sung on special occasions.
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