27 November 2006

Turning Towards the East

In Turkey, the Pope will soon be in Turkey and he will be attending Eastern Liturgies. Our Eastern Brethren will show us Latins how the Liturgy is to be done. Face East.

"The celebration of the Byzantine Divine Liturgy, as of those of others Oriental Churches, is performed towards the East. The priest with all the faithful look towards the East from which Christ will come one day in His glory. The priest intercedes with the Lord for his people; he walks before the people towards the meeting with the Lord. There are several moments in which the priest turns towards the people: to proclaim the Gospel, in the dialog before the Anaphora, for the Communion with the Holy Gifts, and for all the blessings." - Apostolic Journey to Turkey: Presentation

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