Friday, December 14, 2007

Feast of St. Nicholas in Rome...

The Mass was celebrated "facing the people" as is the old Roman custom in many of these old Roman basilicas (in this case facing due East).
We see here that even when Mass is celebrated with this orientation of the altar, the faithful and priest alike can fix themselves on the altar cross in contemplation.
If you are a pastor, consider decorating your altar in such a like manner as this (shorter candlesticks are always an option, too).

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