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Saturday, August 4, 2007
Ad Orientem

"... When a general leads his troops into battle does he face them? When a representative of the people approaches the Ruler on their behalf does he face them? When a priest is going to the Lord on behalf of his people should he face them? When the priest is acting as the intermediary between the people and God he faces the Altar. When he is dispensing the gifts of God, or speaking to the people, he faces the people."

Source: Fr. Joseph Santos of the Diocese of Providence, Rhode Island. The above mentioned quotation was part of an interview conducted by the "Traditional Latin Mass" blog. For the original source and the segments of the interview, please see the Traditional Latin Mass Blog.

Via A Faithful Rebel

Image Source: The New Liturgical Movement


del_button August 5, 2007 at 9:07 AM
Cathy_of_Alex said...

Matthew: I saw your comment on Adoro te Devote's blog that you will be at SJV in the Fall. Welcome! I'll be reading....

del_button August 5, 2007 at 9:10 AM
A Seminarian said...

One of the many misconceptions of people when talking about the Motu Propio or any other conversation about the Latin Mass is that the preist has his back to the people. That is not true, he is facing the same way as the people. offering to God the sacrifice of the mass which is also the sacrifice of their lives (the faithful)

del_button August 5, 2007 at 10:23 AM
Mrs Jackie Parkes MJ said...

well all our Masses are celebrated that way..5 on a sunday & 3 every other day..

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