— I WANTED TO SEND A CLEAR SIGNAL. I WANTED IT TO BE CLEAR: SOMETHING QUITE SPECIAL IS GOING ON HERE! HE IS HERE!, THE ONE BEFORE WHOM WE FALL TO OUR KNEES! PAY ATTENTION!..........
(Pope Benedict XVI explaining kneeling Communion to Peter Seewald)
Hello, I sure like this page on kneeling ! It really makes a lot of sense. Interesting that Judas did not Kneel ! I will mention this to my non kneeling Catholic Friends and all my protestent friends. From, The Catholic Fisherman.
Kneeling does not come from any culture, it comes from the Bible and its knowledge of God. The central importance of kneeling in the Bible can be seen in a very concrete way. The word proskynein alone occurs fifty-nine times in the New Testament, twenty-four of which are in the Apocalypse, the book of the heavenly Liturgy, which is presented to the Church as the standard for her own Liturgy. On closer inspection, we can discern three closely related forms of posture. First there is prostratio, lying with one's face to the ground before the overwhelming power of God; secondly, especially in the New Testament, there is falling to one's knees before another; and thirdly, there is kneeling. Linguistically, the three forms of posture are not always clearly distinguished. They can be combined or merged with one another.From, The Catholic Fisherman
Hey CF, Just helping you out with a footnote. I don't want the Pope to sue me!The following extracts are taken from the chapter, 'The Body and the Liturgy'written by Benedict XVIK.C.
Hey AC, Just helping you out to understand something,I could not care less where they are taken from. I am useing his teaching for the good of the Catholic Church and the protestents & the secular world and this Blog..... If anything he would want us to spread his teaching.... Like the Saints or Church Fathers with thier thoughts and prayers ! T.C.F.