Tuesday, 14 June 2016

A Walkthrough the Mass at a Catholic Peninsular Malaysian Church - Summary

As a summary, to get an idea of the various postures during Mass, here is a table consisting of the various parts of the Mass and the posture to be observed. What happens before and after the Mass have been mentioned in the previous articles already, and so this only focuses during the Mass.


Part of the Mass
Description
Posture
Throughout Introductory Rites
From the start of Mass until the end of the Opening Prayer
Stand
Liturgy of the Word
From the first reading until the beginning of the Gospel Acclamation
Sit
Liturgy of the Word
From the beginning of the Gospel Acclamation (Alleluia) until the end of the Gospel
Stand
Liturgy of the Word
During the homily
Sit
Liturgy of the Word
From the beginning of the Creed to the end of the general intercessions
Stand
Liturgy of the Eucharist
From the preparation of the gifts until the end of "Pray, brothers and sisters"
Sit
Liturgy of the Eucharist
From the beginning of "May the Lord accept this sacrifice..." until the end of the "Holy, Holy, Holy"
Stand
Liturgy of the Eucharist
During the Eucharistic Prayer up till before the Mysterium Fidei (Mystery of Faith)
Kneel
Liturgy of the Eucharist
From after Mysterium Fidei (Mystery of Faith), during the Our Father, until after the Lamb of God
Stand
Liturgy of the Eucharist
From after Lamb of God until the distribution of Holy Communion
Kneel
Liturgy of the Eucharist
When receiving Holy Communion
Stand
Liturgy of the Eucharist
During silence after Holy Communion
Sit or Kneel
Liturgy of the Eucharist
Prayer after Communion
Stand
Concluding Rites
Announcements if any
Sit
Concluding Rites
From after the Announcements the until the end of Mass
Stand

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