Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Leading by example.


Benedict XVI Celebrating ad orientem at an altar that can be used facing either direction.
Take note, hopefully this will be common.

2 comments:

Michael said...

I far prefer freestanding altars. They're more ancient and there's a respect for the integrity of the altar as a Holy Table in its own right. Sadly, many people associate the freestanding altar with a celebration versus populum, but as your picture demonstrates, it needn't be so. It was not so in former times and never has been in the east, where the Holy Table is almost always freestanding.

Thank you for sharing. I hope you're well.

Joe S.R. said...

I prefer them as well. And I'm well, thanks.