ASK FATHER: Must images be veiled from Passion Sunday or is it only an option?

Posted February 8, 2018 2:51 pm by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

ASK FATHER: Must images be veiled from Passion Sunday or is it only an option?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Is there any authoritative rubric for the Extraordinary Form that requires statues and crosses be veiled in Church, or is it simply customary?
Our Extraordinary Form community is domiciled in a location that does not currently veil, and doesn’t seem inclined to do so.
In the traditional form of the Roman Rite there is a custom of covering statues, images, etc. of the Lord and saints (except for Stations of the Cross) from after Nones (of after Mass but before 1st Vespers) of 1st Passion Sunday onward. This custom continues in the Novus Ordo as well from the 5th Sunday

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