rubrics: proper gestures and postures for Mass

2 Dec

No holding of hands during the”Our Father”:

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“Special note should also be made concerning the gesture for the Our Father. Only the priest is given the instruction to “extend” his hands. Neither the deacon nor the lay faithful are instructed to do this. No gesture is prescribed for the lay faithful in the Roman Missal; nor the General Instruction of the Roman Missal, therefore the extending or holding of hands by the faithful should not be performed.”- Most Reverend Roger J. Foys, D.D., Bishop of Covington

Read the Pastoral Letter

Read Deacon Greg Kandra’s Blog and comments on this topic

Photo source: The Deacon’s Bench

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