ad orientem at Assumption Grotto in December 2006.
Please allow me to direct you to a blog post of last October by Mr. Brian Murphy at Vivat Jesus regarding the ad orientem posture of the priest at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. There is absolutely no good reason for the priest-celebrant to assume the versus populum posture other than being a “ring-master,” and “cheerleader” for the sacred synaxis. Please excuse the sarcasm, but I truly prefer celebrating the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass leading the flock to the New Jerusalem. Many other clerics and laity agree. In his post, Mr. Murphy links to the Te Deum Laudemus blog where Diane is blessed by reverent Novus Ordo Masses celebrated at the Assumption Grotto in