Ecclesia Dei: Communion Kneeling and on the Tongue in the Tridentine Mass.
Father Z references a letter (in German) dated June 21st from Ecclesia Dei stating that
the celebration of Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form envisages the reception of Holy Communion while kneeling, as the Sacred Host is laid directly on the tongue of the communicant. There is no provision for the distribution of Holy Communion on the hand in this Form of the Holy Mass.
One would think that in a Tridentine Mass the reception of Holy Communion kneeling and on the tongue would be obvious, but apparently this is not the case.
I thought that this letter would be worth a little hurrah.
Posted on July 19, 2010, in Catholicism and tagged Catholicism, Communion kneeling, Communion on the tongue, conservative catholicism, Ecclesia Dei. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Ecclesia Dei: Communion Kneeling and on the Tongue in the Tridentine Mass..