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« on: December 06, 2017, 07:48:20 PM »
To what rule has the Western Rite Liturgies - either in ROCOR or Antioch - integrated icon-kissing or candle lighting? Is this a practice that occurs or not?
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Re: Icon kissing...
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2017, 02:01:05 AM »
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Re: Icon kissing...
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2017, 07:53:28 AM »
To what rule has the Western Rite Liturgies - either in ROCOR or Antioch - integrated icon-kissing or candle lighting? Is this a practice that occurs or not?

I can only speak about ROCOR Western Rite but, in my experience, icon veneration (self-crossing, prostration, icon kissing,  candle lighting etc) is done in the same way as it is in the rest of the Church. No difference at all.

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Re: Icon kissing...
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2017, 08:49:51 AM »
To what rule has the Western Rite Liturgies - either in ROCOR or Antioch - integrated icon-kissing or candle lighting? Is this a practice that occurs or not?

Since both these things happen in Roman Catholic churches, I suppose it's more likely to take place in WRO parishes...
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Re: Icon kissing...
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2017, 12:28:01 PM »
To what rule has the Western Rite Liturgies - either in ROCOR or Antioch - integrated icon-kissing or candle lighting? Is this a practice that occurs or not?

Since both these things happen in Roman Catholic churches, I suppose it's more likely to take place in WRO parishes...

I can only speak from experience in America, but these types of veneration never happened in my experience as a Roman Catholic - at least liturgically, even in the Tridentine Mass. I mean, people might kiss the Bible or kiss their Rosary, but in America, there are no locations set aside to venerate icons or statues; and if you were to go up to a statue and kiss its feet, people would look at you like you are out of your mind or perhaps "holier than thou art," as this doesn't happen common place.

I've seen times where a bishop or the Pope might kiss an icon or statue, or a priest, but certainly to me these things are more extraordinary than something that happens every Mass, and they usually happen when it's in the form of a gift or a speech rather than personal prayer.
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Re: Icon kissing...
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2017, 03:54:26 PM »
Well, that's true that in most occassions in most RC places kissing an icon would be quite surprising (they have icons more for adorations - the same manner as it goes for the Most Blessed Sacrament), they tend more to kiss cross (not only on Good Friday). But as for lighting candles, I think it's getting more and more popular...
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Re: Icon kissing...
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2017, 02:05:08 AM »
Well, that's true that in most occassions in most RC places kissing an icon would be quite surprising (they have icons more for adorations - the same manner as it goes for the Most Blessed Sacrament), they tend more to kiss cross (not only on Good Friday). But as for lighting candles, I think it's getting more and more popular...

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Re: Icon kissing...
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2017, 07:27:28 AM »
Well, that's true that in most occassions in most RC places kissing an icon would be quite surprising (they have icons more for adorations - the same manner as it goes for the Most Blessed Sacrament), they tend more to kiss cross (not only on Good Friday). But as for lighting candles, I think it's getting more and more popular...

Is adoration when you just sit there?
Just sit, or, more often, kneel.
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