Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Poland: the Assumption and the Benedictine liturgical reform

Here's a picture supplied to me by my Polish supply priest, Father Piotr Kaczmarek, who is looking after the parish while I am away.

He writes that there is an old tradition on the solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Mary ever Virgin, that people bring fruits of the work of their hands to the church for a blessing. It reminds one of the blessing of food at Easter.

But Fr Piotr also wanted me to see the new crucifix and candles in his parish church. I couldn't help noticing the clearly 'Benedictine' arrangement.

1 comment:

  1. Hey, great work!!! Last year I went to the Byzantine rite for the Assumption and it's the custom to bring flowers to be blessed and then take them home to go around the statue of Our Lady (that every good Catholic should have at home!) I missed that this year. I wanted to see how the EF Mass did it. No one brought anything!!! [Next year, Byzantine for me!]


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