symbolisim in the Mass
#1
I remember a long time ago being told that one side of the altar represented the old testament and the other the new.  The Eucharist in the middle was the bridge between the two.
But I can't remember if the Epistle side was the old or new and the Gospel side was either the old or new.  Anyone know this ? ???
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#2
The Epistle side is the side of the Old Covenant. Before the Gospels are read the book changes side, to symbolize the New Covenant (and the rejection of the Jews) and the deacon faces the north (symbolizing a confrontation with evil, cf. Jeremias 1, 14). When the Missal goes back to the South, so I've heard, it symbolizes the end of the time of the Gentiles and the conversion of the Jews prophesied by St. John.
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#3
TY so much :tiphat:
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