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Mass QUESTION from Raymond R Hebert January 28, 2001 Our pastor firmly does not belives in the washing of the hands after the offertory.
I know that that he does have to do it but?
ANSWER by John-Paul Ignatius, O.L.S.M. on January 28, 2001 Dear Mr. Hebert:
Yes, the washing of the hands MUST take place after the altar, priest, and people are incensed and before the Pray brethren, that our sacrifice may be acceptable....
This is not an option, but a requirement and no priest has the right or the authority to change this on his own.
I would ask the priest about it to be sure he is deliberately not doing this and why?
But if this is an act of rebellion, what boggles my mind is why rebel on this point? This is childish.
Like little children, some people in their consummate immaturity must find a symbolic gesture to signify their rebellion. It is pathetic.
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