In India's Syro-Malabar Church, only priests' feet are washed on Holy Thursday
March 24, 2016
The Syro-Malabar Catholic Church did not alter its Holy Thursday liturgy, despite a papal directive that allowed priests to wash the feet of women during the ceremony.
In the Syro-Malabar Church, only bishops perform the foot-washing gesture, and the bishops wash only the feet of priests, imitating Christ's gesture at the Last Supper.
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Posted by: polish.pinecone4371 -
Mar. 28, 2016 12:56 PM ET USA
Nothing changed in La Crosse, either.
Posted by: TheJournalist64 -
Mar. 26, 2016 9:57 AM ET USA
The pope's words were what we call in Texas a "permisso," not a directive, which tells clergy what they MUST do.
Posted by: james-w-anderson8230 -
Mar. 24, 2016 10:49 PM ET USA
Your lead sentence sounds like washing women's feet was a requirement until you finally got to the word "allowed".