Communion rail cloth
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(04-18-2009, 01:13 AM)QuisUtDeus Wrote:
(04-18-2009, 12:09 AM)PeterII Wrote: Nowadays though,  the cloth is being flipped after use which inadvertently launches our Lord across the sanctuary if stray particles are on it.  It's better not to have one at all in this case because it is easier to see stray particles on a bare rail.   

You have a point, but mostly it is used in conjunction with a paten.  So, nowadays it's more tradition and aesthetic than practical in most cases.  I agree if a paten isn't used, it should be done with extreme care.

The 1962 edition of Ritus Servandus eliminated the rail cloth and uses a paten exclusively.  A cloth alone was the official practice before that until a paten in addition to the cloth was allowed in the 1920s.

So its true that the cloth/paten hybrid is really an aesthetic practice nowadays.  Personally, I would prefer it one way or the other as having both confuses people, and people end up doing weird things with the cloth. 
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Communion rail cloth - by WhollyRoaminCatholic - 04-17-2009, 12:01 PM
Re: Communion rail cloth - by libby - 04-17-2009, 12:02 PM
Re: Communion rail cloth - by Historian - 04-17-2009, 12:03 PM
Re: Communion rail cloth - by Sinner - 04-17-2009, 12:25 PM
Re: Communion rail cloth - by tradmaverick - 04-17-2009, 12:35 PM
Re: Communion rail cloth - by Credo - 04-17-2009, 12:41 PM
Re: Communion rail cloth - by SmileBugMK - 04-17-2009, 12:42 PM
Re: Communion rail cloth - by ErinIsNice - 04-17-2009, 12:43 PM
Re: Communion rail cloth - by tradmaverick - 04-17-2009, 01:12 PM
Re: Communion rail cloth - by Historian - 04-17-2009, 01:32 PM
Re: Communion rail cloth - by libby - 04-17-2009, 01:46 PM
Re: Communion rail cloth - by tradmaverick - 04-17-2009, 01:57 PM
Re: Communion rail cloth - by timjp77 - 04-17-2009, 02:05 PM
Re: Communion rail cloth - by DeiMateralma - 04-17-2009, 02:12 PM
Re: Communion rail cloth - by ErinIsNice - 04-17-2009, 02:14 PM
Re: Communion rail cloth - by Kateri - 04-17-2009, 02:41 PM
Re: Communion rail cloth - by piabee - 04-17-2009, 06:09 PM
Re: Communion rail cloth - by kzarah - 04-17-2009, 10:11 PM
Re: Communion rail cloth - by kzarah - 04-17-2009, 10:14 PM
Re: Communion rail cloth - by PeterII - 04-18-2009, 12:09 AM
Re: Communion rail cloth - by kzarah - 04-18-2009, 12:49 AM
Re: Communion rail cloth - by Historian - 04-18-2009, 01:13 AM
Re: Communion rail cloth - by glgas - 04-18-2009, 10:46 AM
Re: Communion rail cloth - by JacafamalaRedux - 04-18-2009, 11:34 AM
Re: Communion rail cloth - by veritatem_dilexisti - 04-18-2009, 12:14 PM
Re: Communion rail cloth - by PeterII - 04-18-2009, 07:10 PM
Re: Communion rail cloth - by PeterII - 04-18-2009, 07:29 PM
Re: Communion rail cloth - by tradmaverick - 04-18-2009, 08:42 PM
Re: Communion rail cloth - by PeterII - 04-18-2009, 09:49 PM
Re: Communion rail cloth - by DrBombay - 04-18-2009, 10:33 PM
Re: Communion rail cloth - by kzarah - 04-19-2009, 11:38 AM
Re: Communion rail cloth - by tradmaverick - 04-19-2009, 12:41 PM
Re: Communion rail cloth - by kzarah - 04-19-2009, 03:45 PM
Re: Communion rail cloth - by Michael_G - 04-19-2009, 06:40 PM



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