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"Let us (not) kneel."

Canisius | 14 April, 2006 04:31

One detail about the Good Friday service in Gueranger's time really struck me: at the point in the grand ceremony of intercessions where they pray for the Jewish people, in Gueranger's day they did not kneel. They knelt for every prayer but that one.

Something about that really strikes me. Rubs me the wrong way, I have to admit. But I suppose there is room for various interpretations of what the guesture (or lack of gesture) meant.


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