Wednesday, March 20, 2013
PROOF THAT THE NEW HOLY FATHER, POPE FRANCIS PREFERS INTINCTION AND KNEELING FOR HOLY COMMUNION? SHOW AND TELL SHOULD PROVE THE POINT!
In the following video which is "Communion Time" during the Papal Installation Mass, the video proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that Pope Francis is giving Holy Communion to the deacons of the Mass, as these deacons kneel to recieve and as the Holy Father places the intincted host upon their tongues!
Then at about minute 3:10 or so, two of these deacons are distributing Holy Communion directly in front of the papal altar, where in the past Pope Benedict had done so by himself as communicants knelt to receive the Host on the tongue. In a rupture of this tradition, Pope Francis does not distribute Holy Communion, but the two deacons do in his place and as the communicants form two lines they approach the deacons and kneel at the kneeler to receive. The deacon on the left side has no clue how to give Holy Communion to those kneeling as you can detect by his unorthodox style.
No one in blogdom seems to have said anything about all of this. And also the fact that at the Epiclesis, the Holy Father rather than holding his hands over the elements of bread and wine to invoke the Holy Spirit, actually places one hand on the bread and the other on the chalice.
My question to blogdom is, "isn't this how the Anglicans do it? How do the Eastern Rite and Orthodox do it? Please some elucidation and why no posts about this on other liturgy blog cites. I'm baffled!
And the meeting with the religious leaders today, hot off the press!
Posted by Fr. Allan J. McDonald at Wednesday, March 20, 2013
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The rubric says "tenens manus expansas super oblata". So his hands should be outstretched and held over (or on top of) the offerings. The way Pope Francis interprets this rubric is unusual, but Marini knows to uncover the chalice earlier than normal (BTW, shouldn't the deacon do this?)
By not distributing Communion, I think the Pope is trying to avoid giving the impression that a 'favoured few' get to receive from the Pontiff. I would like to see intinction more widely used, but the English bishops don't like it as makes EMHC redundant.
Did you see the photo of Princess Charlene receiving Communion?
Well could it be that because an Orthodox Patriarch was there and they said the readings in Greek, that he was trying to bring the two sides of the Church together?
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