I wouldn't mind knowing where the Orans posture came from ...
It comes from the Bible.
Whether it's appropriate for the congregation during Mass is a judgment call by the Authorities, but it's certainly appropriate to prayer by one-and-all in general.
Fwiw, I'm always holding a baby.
posted on 06/23/2009 6:42:35 PM PDT
("You always have a dog in the fight, whether you know it or not." ~Mark Steyn)
Actually, the Orans posture is restricted to the Priest. Not even the Deacon is supposed to do it during mass.
posted on 06/23/2009 7:35:23 PM PDT
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