Started by RogerMartim, April 20, 2014, 05:55:18 PM
Quote from: Weedon on April 25, 2014, 09:17:59 AMI think that's not too hard to surmise, Bishop. The norm for the time when the practice began was probably once a month communion (or less). So most Sundays, the missal stand stood in the middle bearing the Altar Book. I'd be willing to wager that what was usual (for the p. 5 or 32 Sundays) became thought of as simply the norm even for a p. 15 Sunday. I remember for some time after we had gone to the weekly Eucharist, the elders persisted in moving the missal stand to the center of the Altar after the Divine Service as they assisted with cleaning up afterwards.
Quote from: peter_speckhard on April 25, 2014, 04:54:23 PMOur church has an all male "board of deacons" (what was called the board of elders in my other church) whose duties include doing the altar set-up and clean-up for communion services as well as assisting with distribution. Not sure how that started, but I see no reason to change it.
Quote from: Dan Fienen on April 25, 2014, 10:13:47 PMAs I prepare for my installation this coming Sunday I'm concerned, what if I discover to my horror that the tradition at my new church has the Missal Stand in the middle of the Altar, the Elements on the right side and the pastor pronouncing the Verba from the right side. Is changing this a hill to die on? Is this an issue to stake the viability of my continued ministry? What is at stake with where the Elements are placed on the altar and where the pastor stands?
Quote from: Weedon on April 25, 2014, 12:00:37 PMthen again, it may just be where Lutherans historically left the missal:http://www.gloriachristi.org/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/2hamburg_lutheran_divine_service.jpghttp://2.bp.blogspot.com/-diqFXY5RDDo/UUm9oxoMWjI/AAAAAAAAA9M/v0yf35saNpA/s1600/First+Lutheran+service+in+Brandenburg+1539.jpg
Quote from: peter_speckhard on April 25, 2014, 11:22:40 PM