Kneeling at the Final Prayer

Kneeling at the Final Prayer And More on Wearing the Rosary as a Necklace…

A QA appearing in a recent Zenith newsletter responds to the question of kneeling at the final prayer, and continues with a discussion of wearing the rosary. The answers are provided Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum university.

Q: At the final prayer of Mass, my parish priest stands and the entire congregation immediately kneels as he asks us to “Bow your heads and pray.” He then prays the prayer, gives the blessing, and dismisses us. Notices are given just before he prays. Then we all stand to sing the final hymn. Is it optional to kneel or stand for the final prayer of the Mass? —

You can read the entire QA by clicking on Kneeling at the Final Prayer.


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