Full Prostration during mass?
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Several weeks ago I was privileged to attend a mass in the Dominican Rite at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington D.C.

Aside from the usual customs particular to the Dominican mass, one thing in particular stood out to me. At the "Ecce Agnus Dei" before communion, some of the friars went into the nave and did a full prostration of the style I have only seen in ordinations. It was quite dramatic, they each had an arm extended out towards the altar and their face buried in the ground. Here is a picture (not my own) from the mass.
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I tried researching it, but I found nothing about this custom. Is it part of the Dominican rite? Has anyone seen anything like this or know the history/ significance of this gesture within the context of mass? I emailed the priest who celebrated the mass with this question, but have not received a response yet.
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Full Prostration during mass? - by DoktorDespot - 10-15-2012, 12:22 AM
Re: Full Prostration during mass? - by nmoerbeek - 10-15-2012, 11:04 AM
Re: Full Prostration during mass? - by TS Aquinas - 10-15-2012, 05:00 PM
Re: Full Prostration during mass? - by Steven - 10-15-2012, 05:50 PM
Re: Full Prostration during mass? - by verenaerin - 10-15-2012, 06:02 PM
Re: Full Prostration during mass? - by Steven - 10-15-2012, 06:30 PM
Re: Full Prostration during mass? - by verenaerin - 10-15-2012, 06:57 PM
Re: Full Prostration during mass? - by OldMan - 10-15-2012, 10:14 PM
Re: Full Prostration during mass? - by ggreg - 10-15-2012, 11:39 PM
Re: Full Prostration during mass? - by jovan66102 - 10-16-2012, 12:48 AM
Re: Full Prostration during mass? - by Whitey - 10-16-2012, 01:06 AM
Re: Full Prostration during mass? - by Whitey - 10-16-2012, 01:20 AM
Re: Full Prostration during mass? - by Geremia - 10-16-2012, 01:31 AM
Re: Full Prostration during mass? - by TS Aquinas - 10-16-2012, 02:09 AM
Re: Full Prostration during mass? - by Geremia - 10-16-2012, 03:10 AM
Re: Full Prostration during mass? - by Walty - 10-16-2012, 05:08 AM
Re: Full Prostration during mass? - by therese_em - 10-16-2012, 10:22 AM
Re: Full Prostration during mass? - by Walty - 10-16-2012, 11:47 AM
Re: Full Prostration during mass? - by loggats - 10-16-2012, 12:11 PM
Re: Full Prostration during mass? - by Walty - 10-16-2012, 01:32 PM



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