Re: [liturgy-l] Musical Tabernacles?
- The choir tenor section leader this morning told me that he had been at the
local RC Cathedral yesterday [St. Peter's, Scranton, PA USA], and
to his astonishment, that there was evidence of construction going on in the
sanctuary of said Cathedral, and when he inquired about it was told that the
new Bishop, installed about two years ago, has decided to rearrange the
furniture: The Cathedra [Bishop's Chair] which was moved during the
after Vatican-2 to the center position behind the high altar, is being moved
over to the Gospel side of the sanctuary. And stranger still, the
prominently positioned off to the Gospel side of the sanctuary is being moved
front and center, behind the high altar where the Cathedra had more recently
been located. I wonder if this will start a trend in the local Scranton
How does the new position of the Tabernacle fit in with current liturgical
guidelines? Is this retroevolution?
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- I once attended an Armenian liturgy, and for much of the service you could
see the altar; they only closed the curtain on occasion. I attended a
Maronite Mass, as well; it was quite a while ago, but I'm almost certain
that you could see the altar. Of course, I understand that both rites have
been romanized, so that could account for it; anyone more knowledgeable able
Grace and agape,
Who needs drugs when you have a spinning chair?
Another note is that not all Eastern altars are hidden
> from view. Solid wall iconostasis are not the universal custom of Easternwrite to the owners/moderators, please send an email to:
> liturgies, and even curtains do not always obstruct the view from the
> congregation. I don't think that this changes your central points, but it
> is important to remember that Eastern liturgy and spirituality is not
> without variation.
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