Skip to comments.Catholic Word of the Day: COMMUNION RAIL, 09-11-12
Posted on 09/11/2012 8:25:53 AM PDT by Salvation
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The metal, wooden, or stone railing, along the front of the sanctuary, at which the faithful receive Holy Communion while kneeling. It was also customary to have the rail covered with a Communion cloth that the communicant places under the chin at the time of receiving.
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Yes and No. When I am able to go to Mass at Holy Family in Dayton, yes! When I am at the parish closest to home, no. It was “renovated” in the fifties.
No and I hope it doesn't. Benedict's "Back to the 50's" approach will be the final death knell for this Church.
It'll be death if BXVI doesn't restore the Church. But not the 1950s. The 400s will do. By then, the Canon was set and the Council of Nicea had had the opportunity to settle the Faith.
I don’t think so. The new translations are bringing a sense of reverence back. In some churches only the Body of Christ is offered; the Chalice of Christ’s Blood is only offered on special occasions.
I see the Communion Rails and a more reverent reception of the Holy Eucharist on one’s tongue coming.
BTW, do you lick all the crumbs of the Body of Christ off your hands if you receive Communion in your hand? It was the American Bishops who did this. The GIRM prefers reception of the Eucharist on the tongue.
Read the book “Get Us Out of Here” by Maria Simma. You will never receive Communion in your hand again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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