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Mark C. N. Sullivan is an editor at a Massachusetts university. He is married and the father of three children. Email
Tuesday, May 14, 2002
"What if you were the entire National Conference of Catholic Bishops?" asks Amy Welborn in an article on liturgical reform. What decree would you issue?
The answer here: Turn the priest toward the east, so he and the congregation face the same way in prayer toward the Risen Lord. Re-orient the Mass toward the sacrifice being offered, and away from a focus on the gathered assembly. Restore magnificent high altars and sanctuaries to the uses for which they were meant.
The website of the Anglican-use Congregation of St. Athanasius in Boston offers some history on the Mass said facing east.