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« on: April 18, 2008, 11:24:49 PM »

In any of the OO jurisdictions, is there a practice of the congregation kneeling during the Eucharistic liturgy.

In India, except on the feast of Pentecost when the entire congregations prostrates there is no kneeling on Sunday.  Also I don't think there is kneeling and penitential prostrations during Grand Vespers or the little hours on Sunday before the Divine liturgy begins.

I have heard Canon 20 of Nicea quoted as the basis for prohibition of kneeling on Sunday.  What is the current practice in the rest of the Communion.

Also can anyone from the Indian Church confirm why the priest (and him alone) kneels while commemorating (this is after the creed).

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« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2008, 11:42:53 PM »

In the Armenian Church I don't think we are supposed to kneel on Sundays, but it is nevertheless a common practice.
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