I genuflect?" What to do during the Sacred
last 3 days of Holy Week allows us to see some
ancient liturgical practices as well as the full
spectrum of reverences in the Roman Rite, which
can be confusing to the average layperson.
ever be confused again! This brief article
includes a free reference card that
explains what correct kind of reverence should
be made during each day and why!
altar server has many opportunities to sanctify
himself and serve intelligently and reverently
by executing his office of acolyte "at a
smoke: the crux of the matter
Can blessed incense or a
cross be carried for the procession of a
non-pontifical Mass? In this treatise, we will
clear the smoke surrounding this burning issue...
explanation of the rules governing the use of the
biretta during non-Eucharistic processions and
the Dialog Mass
Two articles originally published in The Remnant
newspaper which address the issue of the
Dialogue Mass and many liturgical misconceptions
often associated with it
the flower girls, please!
A brief treatise
on Blessed Sacrament processions and some
How to clean a
thurible: a brief tutorial
thuribles is often considered as one of those
unenviable sacristy tasks and thus postponed
until it becomes a “necessary evil”...
Electric Burner: A Thurifer's Best Friend
A common frustration shared by thurifers (and sacristans) is effectively lighting charcoals...
Altar Bell: Part 1
Have you ever considered why a small bell is rung near the altar at certain times during Mass?
The principle that we will be examining here particularly exemplifies the element of logic, as even its name suggests...
The Latin words,
solita oscula mean “with the customary kisses” and refer to some of the ceremonial kisses made during the Liturgy...