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):
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: