Friday, November 09, 2007

Little Things Mean a Lot

In this case, they do:

It may only be that I had not personally seen this as of yet, but for my part, this was the first that I had seen the altar arranged for a Papal Mass in a way that was consonant with what Ratzinger had proposed whereby even when the celebrant was technically versus populum a prominent and centrally placed altar cross would be upon the centre of the altar.

The idea behind this was to emphasize the proper orientation of the liturgy as ad Deum, even when it happened to be "versus populum".

And he's got pics.

[Hat tip, and kudos to me for resisting the "Altered States" path in writing the post header.]