Re: [liturgy-l] Lutheran Funerals in church
>>Lutheran practice is to always use the color of the day or season forI have had serious conversations with my colleagues about this issue. I
>>weddings and funerals. So one has to be very careful about when one gets
have no problem with the color of the day for a wedding. it is a
"movable" feast, after all. However, a funeral is a service based on
the resurrection of Jesus. It is not simply a celebration of a person's
life, but a celebration of Jesus' resurrection, which enables the rest
of humanity to be raised from the dead, as Jesus is "the first fruits
of them that sleep." A service of resurrection should be white,
regardless of the other circumstances.
- David wrote: As you mention, only the Diocesan bishop
carries the crozier in the local RC diocese."
Mostly right. The Ordinary uses the crozier in his own diocese, but he may
give assisting bishops the right to use it as well. There no longer is to
be a distintion made as to which direction the crook faces for which sort of
bishop: the curved crook is turned away from the prelate.
In certain rites of the Church, a bishop is required to use the crozier
WHATEVER his rank, e.g. ordinations, consecrations of churches.
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Sent: Monday, 15 December, 2003 19:36
Subject: Re: [liturgy-l] Chasuble at Offertory?
> In a message dated 12/15/03 7:10:06 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> aspern@... writes:
> << I do think that it has become customary in many RCC dioceses for only
> the ordinary to carry the crozier. In the Episcopal Church the
> non-ordinary (the extra-ordinary?) bishop carries the crozier with the
> crook turned in, while the ordinary carries it with the crook going out.
> But you probably knew that. >>
> Actually, I had forgotten this. It's been awhile since I've seen an
> Episcopal bishop carry a crozier, and I see Roman Catholic bishops
> much more frequently. As you mention, only the Diocesan bishop
> carries the crozier in the local RC diocese.
> +Marshall of ECUSA Bethlehem Diocese seems not to use his crozier
> at the local ProCathedral very often.
> David Strang.