Wednesday, 7 May 2008

Genuflect As Often As You Like, Whenever You Like!

There has been some concern about the latest directives from the Tasmanian Liturgical Commission that one should bow the head only and not genuflect before receiving Communion. Cardinal Pell has been consulted on this matter and said that the changes do not say one should not genuflect and that one may genuflect as often as one wishes. Bishop Jarrett has also written an article elaborating on this. So, genuflect as often as you like, whenever you like... and don't let anyone tell you otherwise!

4 comments:

Servo Fidei said...

I am reminded of when I was a very small altar boy at Easter Vigil. A fantastic M.C., Br Jim, told me if ever I found myself in the middle of the Sanctuary not knowing what to do, "Just genuflect, and go and stand by the credence table".

I embrace the bow. If the Blessed Eucharist must be taken standing, then the more we can show adoration the better. But I can't abandon the genuflect. At least one knee has to hit the floor when I'm in His presence.

Limbo said...

God Bless you ' servo fidei'

Anne B. said...

Thanks be to God, I kneel.

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