D. Providence – Ash Wednesday “ad orientem” with the Bishop

Posted February 28, 2017 5:57 pm by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

D. Providence – Ash Wednesday “ad orientem” with the Bishop

My friend Fr. Jay Finelli (“iPadre“) informed me that His Excellency Most Reverend Thomas Tobin, Bishop of Providence, will celebrate Holy Mass at their Cathedral at 12:05… ad orientem.  The bulletin for the Cathedral says:
“The use of this approved [superior] liturgical option will be done on this occasion to symbolize the goal of our Lenten journey – that is to be converted, to return to the Lord”.
I would only ask: Isn’t that the goal every day of the year?
I am pleased anytime any Novus Ordo Mass is celebrated ad orientem.

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