Saturday, January 12, 2008

A Papal Liturgy celebrated Ad Orientem?

For those of us who argue that the restoration of ad orientem is one of the most particularly important elements of the liturgy, and given the influence papal liturgical practices can have with regard to parish liturgical life, it is both encouraging and exciting to note that the rumour has been this week that Pope Benedict will celebrate Mass ad orientem at the fixed altar of the Sistine Chapel tomorrow morning at 10:00am (Roman time) for the feast of the Baptism of the Lord.

The NLM will be on top of this story for you. If the rumour comes to fruition -- and I have no reason to think it won't -- pictures will be provided of course.

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