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The Catholic Processional Cross and the Roman Standard

During the entrance procession, incense is carried before an acolyte who holds a long staff that bears the quintessential Christian symbol —the cross. Despite being part of the liturgy since at least the 6th century, the custom of processing while holding aloft ceremonial objects predates Christianity. Several cultures like the Egyptians, Babylonians and Greeks had… Read More »

Roman Catholic Mass Explained iPad app, Interactive Journey into Catholic Liturgy

What I love about Mass… What I love about the Mass… …is the sense of community. …is its universality. You know, for me, the Mass is all about tradition. Jesus said, “do this in memory of me,” and we’ve been doing that for over 2000 years. I go on Sunday, but some of the people… Read More »