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July 24, 2016
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Ad Orientum: Facing East, or, facing the New Altar? Liturgical battle lines.

Originally, to be Oriented meant to be facing the Orient; to the East, toward Jerusalem. Today, Mass said Ad Orientum means facing the Tabernacle.

Vic Biorseth, Sunday, July 24, 2016

Once upon a time, all Catholic Churches were built so that the congregation, at prayer, would be facing East, toward Jerusalem. That didn't last too many centuries, but the Tabernacle, containing the Most Blessed Sacrament, was still on the back center of the Altar, which was almost always against the wall of the Church that once upon a time would have oriented the people and the Priest toward the East.

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