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Offline Isaac14

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Bishop's visit - one question
« on: August 26, 2015, 09:37:39 PM »
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My mission parish is very soon to be visited by our Bishop. I learned yesterday there is a custom to greet the Bishop with bread and salt. Can anyone say more about this? When does this take place - when he's first arriving, or some other time, like before the Liturgy he serves? Is there a specific greeting used? I'd ask a Priest, but we're currently awaiting assignment of a new Priest. I didn't turn much up with a google search either, so any info, advice, or links would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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Re: Bishop's visit - one question
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2015, 09:56:07 PM »
Hello all!

My mission parish is very soon to be visited by our Bishop. I learned yesterday there is a custom to greet the Bishop with bread and salt. Can anyone say more about this? When does this take place - when he's first arriving, or some other time, like before the Liturgy he serves? Is there a specific greeting used? I'd ask a Priest, but we're currently awaiting assignment of a new Priest. I didn't turn much up with a google search either, so any info, advice, or links would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
Usually when he first comes. However, if he is serving DL, it should be when he comes into the coffee hour/luncheon (I assume you are having one). Usually it is young girls/children who do the presenting. The salt is in a little cup in the middle of the bread.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bread_and_salt

You should ask an expert, like Liza Symonenko.
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Re: Bishop's visit - one question
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2015, 11:23:11 PM »
Thank you, Isa. Much appreciated.