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I used this photo above in the post below this one. I took it from the internet at random early this morning and really was only looking for a photo of people standing to receive Holy Communion. But I didn't really study the photo beyond that.
Now that I do meditate on it, I realize that this photo is from the mid 1960's and more than likely to show how to stand to receive Holy Communion in the "new Mass" that euphemistically as they said back then, had undergone renewal.
But please note that the priest while wearing a modern looking chasuble is still wearing the maniple!
The altar railing, more than likely still in use until a few days or weeks prior to this photo, is still there.
This is evidently a school Mass although I doubt it since no one is wearing a uniform, but it is a children's Mass. Note how they are dressed! They are in the 1960's Sunday best and please note that each and every girl is wearing some kind of head covering!
This kind of reverence in terms of the care that these children and/or their parents took as it concerns their dress for Mass has been lost. Why did this happen? Is there a correlation between the novelty for this congregation receiving Holy Communion standing and what eventually will happen with proper dress at Mass?
I muse, you decide!