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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Expressions of Reverence

 I'm reading God is Near Us by Ratzinger and he is talking about different ways to receive communion.  We know about receiving in the hand and/or the mouth, but did you know that the monks at Cluny, around the year one thousand, took their shoes off to receive communion?


BTW, Jesus and his apostles received in the hand.  As a matter of fact, everyone received in the hand while standing until the ninth century.  


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