The Four Postures of the Catholic Mass

Every so often, it’s good to review the four fundamental postures us Catholics adopt through the course of the Mass. So here’s a basic primer courtesy of A Catholic Misfit. Ready?

Kneeling – primarily during times of adoration, such as the consecration.

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Sitting – primarily during times of listening, such as the homily.

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Standing – primarily during times of prayer, such as professing the Creed.

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Sleeping – primarily during the long form of the Gospel.

Ohmigosh! I nearly forgot about the fifth posture: when the priest announces “And now some words about the bishop’s annual CSA drive.”

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After writing at "Acts of the Apostasy" for more than 10 years under a pseudonym, Larry decided it was time to go public, and launch a brand new blog. It will probably backfire horribly. Which means you will want to follow and witness the impending trainwreck. He resides in Michigan.
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