Ad orientem-early Church fathers
(08-28-2009, 11:58 PM)Baskerville Wrote: Yes in the Orthodox Church where I used to go when I was Orthodox they have a huge wall usualy from floor to ceiling coverd in Icons. Behind that is the Alter and the Priest enters it through what are called the Royal doors. The doors dont cover the whole thing but you could only see the top of his head turned towards the alter of course. That was just my Church though I know that the Coptic Orthodox use a veil instead of the doors and the Priest is entirely hidden.

but what about active participation, don't they know that the priest needs to be seen and facing the people so the people can actively participateĀ  :laughing:

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