“The Fingers that Hold God”: The Priestly Benefits of ‘Liturgical Digits’: Historical, Theological, and Liturgical Conclusions

Posted March 8, 2018 2:13 pm by Peter Kwasniewski

“The Fingers that Hold God”: The Priestly Benefits of ‘Liturgical Digits’: Historical, Theological, and Liturgical Conclusions

In this last part of the series (links to parts 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5), I would like to offer some thoughts that emerge from reflecting on the nineteen priests’ responses to my questions.According to Jungmann, the custom of holding finger and thumb together arose in the Middle Ages, about the eleventh century, whenwe begin to find, hand in hand with an increased care for everything connected with the Sacrament, the first signs of a new attitude. According to the Cluniac Customary, written about 1068 by the monk Bernhard, the priest at the consecration should hold

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