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Offline Vladimir

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Good Friday liturgy
« on: March 21, 2010, 11:12:47 PM »
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  • Are non-Catholics allowed to participate in the Adoration of the Cross?




    Offline Telesphorus

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    Good Friday liturgy
    « Reply #1 on: March 22, 2010, 01:12:35 AM »
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    Are non-Catholics allowed to participate in the Adoration of the Cross?



    Are they allowed to pray?  Are they allowed to receive sacramentals?


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    Good Friday liturgy
    « Reply #2 on: March 22, 2010, 08:54:45 AM »
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  • Okay, is that a "yes" or a "no"?

    This wasn't a stupid theoretical question. I'm asking because my friend is not baptized, but would like to convert to Catholicism (although he is not yet a catechumen, considering its a little late for that this liturgical year) and will probably be going to the Good Friday liturgy with me.



    Offline Elizabeth

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    Good Friday liturgy
    « Reply #3 on: March 22, 2010, 09:09:48 AM »
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  • YES take your friend!  He just can't have Holy Communion.

    My ancient Grandmother, totally devout, took me even though I was not baptised and the awe of it never left me.  If she did it, it was OK. That would have been 1962ish.


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    Good Friday liturgy
    « Reply #4 on: March 22, 2010, 10:22:51 AM »
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  • What I like about Holy Week liturgy is that it is SO OLD, it makes our beloved Tridentine Mass seem like a "novelty"!

    The fact that during the Adoration of the Cross we sing "Hagios O Theos" and then translate it for the peanut gallery into LATIN "Sanctus Deus" should tell you something about how old it is -- it dates back to when Latin was the vulgar tongue!

    And notice that on Holy Thursday the Mass is a bit different? That's because they didn't "add anything" to Holy Week, even as they added things (good things of course) to the Tridentine Mass.

    So you have a liturgical time capsule from the earliest days of the Church, more or less.

    Yes, that's pretty awesome.

    Matthew
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