Syro-Malabar synod fails to resolve violent row over the Mass
January 17, 2023
CWN Editor's Note: The Syro-Malabar hierarchy, according to a local media report, reiterated its stand in support of a unified Mass.
The uniform method envisions the celebrant turning towards the faithful in the initial rites but then turning towards the altar during the Eucharistic sacrifice. In some eparchies, however, including the Major Archeparchy of Ernakulam–Angamaly, the entire liturgy has been offered facing the people in recent decades—and the decision in favor of ad orientem worship has led to conflict.
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