Genuflexion Today

For those who went to Mass today, I wonder if you genuflected during the Creed at the words, “and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary and became man”?

Today is one of two days a year when we are supposed to genuflect at that line – instead of bowing.

My observation is that we have gotten a lot better about bowing (it seems to me that hardly anyone used to do it), but perhaps we need some more reminders about genuflecting on March 25th and ___________. Can you guess the other day?

I celebrated Mass today at our Marian altar here in the American priest residence. Here is the view I had (warning: cell phone photo):

My cell phone camera takes me back to about the year 2002. I thought I had posted a photo of this altar on the blog before, but I can’t find it. Will have to post better photos sometime soon.

Fortunately I remembered to genuflect.

Answer: the other day is December 25th – Christmas.

Bonus: here is a photo that I took of that altar (with a real camera) this past December 12:

It is one of the side altars in our main/historic chapel.

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9 Responses to Genuflexion Today

  1. Magdalena says:

    Or you could go exclusively to the extraordinary form, where the Incarnation is reverenced by genuflection 100% of the time. These actions of reverence before the sacred mysteries are that necessary for our spiritual life.

  2. hashtagcatholic says:

    I did! Yay! Fr Bazzel worked a reminder into his homily. Plus, it tells you to in the Missal. 🙂

  3. Flannery says:

    I was ready. I remembered. I even had my missal open to the creed (the new translation still throws me). And the creed was skipped.

  4. Analda Anglin says:

    We did! Our priest even alerted everyone to that point before we began the Creed.

  5. Phyllis Trexler says:

    I would like to see people genuflect before getting in the pew!

  6. Mona says:

    Dec 8th?

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