A Whole Lotta Kissing Goin’ On. Osculations in the Mass: an overview.

Posted April 20, 2017 9:29 pm by Isten Joe

A Whole Lotta Kissing Goin’ On. Osculations in the Mass: an overview.

Non-Catholic visitors to Mass, and perhaps many cradle Catholics, likely those C&E (Christmas and Easter) Catholics among us, probably wonder what all the kissing is about. For example, why does the priest kiss the altar?Depending on the form of Mass one attends, there may be many osculations (kisses) or just three (Ordinary Form: the beginning of Mass; veneration of the Book of the Gospels; at the conclusion of Mass).For the sake of time and space, let’s look briefly at two forms of the Roman Mass: the Ordinary Form; and the Low (or Said) Mass of the Anglican Ordinariate.The Ordinariate Liturgy

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