Card. Cipriani again! Communion on the tongue, kneeling. “Our souls are at stake.”
CATEGORY: SESSIUNCULA — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf @ 11:22 am
Remember the story about Cardinal Cipriani in Lima, Peru?
Cardinal Cipriani wants
a communion plate or paten to be used
reception on the tongue
Now comes this 20 September from a reader in Peru:
Dear Father Z,
This is wonderful news, and yet it is a logical consequence: Holy Communion at the Cathedral of Lima, Perú, now is distributed only to the faithful kneeling.
For that purpose, two kneelers were put before the steps of the high altar at the moment of Communion, just like the Pope does at his Masses. This can be seen in the attached picture.
And here is my translation of some important remarks the Cardinal made during his homily precisely about this:
"The most respectful way of receiving the Eucharist is kneeling and on the tongue. We must recover a sense of respect and reverence due to the Eucharist, because the love to Jesus is the center of our christian lives. Our souls are at stake."
The whole piece from the Archdiocese of Lima:
At Sunday Mass on September 20, at the Cathedral Basilica of Lima, Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani exhorted the faithful to adore Holy Eucharist at the more than 70 adoration chapels that were build throughout the Archdiocese of Lima on occasion of the Year of the Eucharist and the Continental Mission, thus making Perú’s capital city a "Eucharistic city".
‘Lima is a Eucharistic city with more than 70 adoration chapels, where the Lord is exposed, where you can visit Him, because He hears you and helps you. We must adore Him and let your heart be filled with joy and the beauty of his wisdom’ the Cardinal mentioned during his homily.
The Archbishop explained that the most solemn and recommended way of receiving Communion is kneeling and on the tongue. In this sense, the faithful who participated at Mass at the Cathedral received Communion under these indications.
‘The most respectful way of receiving the Eucharist is kneeling and on the tongue. We must recover a sense of respect and reverence due to the Eucharist, because the love to Jesus is the center of our christian lives. Our souls are at stake.’ he mentioned.
(As I have always felt, and Fr Mason taught)