Laying On Hands
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(08-18-2009, 08:21 PM)glgas Wrote:
(08-18-2009, 08:04 PM)AntoniusMaximus Wrote: And to the left of me was this woman in her sixities or so, and she actually went behind my back to hold hands with the person to the right of me, which makes me scratch my head that it is that important to hold hands.

The real frightening is that this holding hands during the Our Father started only about 10 years ago, and only in certain communities, but they are almost violent about it. When it started the Holy See approved it with the only comment that this could not be substitute for the rite of peace.

The thing that this is not mentioned in the GIRM anywhere, but striking the breasts during the Confiteor is.  Growing up, I was instructed to do it, but every NO Mass I have been to since doesn't, but hey everyone is encouraged to hold hands even if it means the other person is across the room.  Back in college, I would often go to daily mass, and the priest always insisted we hold hands during the Our Father, even though during Sunday Mass, especially in the beginning when you have new people coming in, he reitirated that it was not mandatory.  I refuse to do it and friends of my look at me weirdly because of it, but it doesn't matter to me. 

Now saying that, it is kind of a minor point to me, like if a family wants to hold hands together fine, but when it becomes the whole congregation you are creating a rupture in the liturgy like the Sign of Peace (which is optional though I have never seen it as such).  The liturgy in my humble arrogant opinion should lead up to the consecretion in a nice flowing pagaentry fit for the King of Kings, but usually it doesn't. 
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Laying On Hands - by JonW - 08-17-2009, 04:06 AM
Re: Laying On Hands - by JacafamalaRedux - 08-17-2009, 04:38 AM
Re: Laying On Hands - by Resurrexi - 08-17-2009, 05:02 AM
Re: Laying On Hands - by JonW - 08-17-2009, 05:44 AM
Re: Laying On Hands - by Lagrange - 08-17-2009, 06:40 AM
Re: Laying On Hands - by glgas - 08-17-2009, 07:35 AM
Re: Laying On Hands - by Antonius - 08-18-2009, 10:24 AM
Re: Laying On Hands - by 51olds - 08-18-2009, 04:34 PM
Re: Laying On Hands - by Credo - 08-18-2009, 05:32 PM
Re: Laying On Hands - by AntoniusMaximus - 08-18-2009, 08:04 PM
Re: Laying On Hands - by glgas - 08-18-2009, 08:21 PM
Re: Laying On Hands - by AntoniusMaximus - 08-18-2009, 08:37 PM



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