The Four Postures of the Catholic Mass

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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About Larry Denninger

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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