Liturgical Vestments and the Vesting Prayers
Father Gagliardi Explains the Tradition and Meaning
ROME, DEC. 18, 2009 (Zenit.org).- In this article, Father Mauro Gagliardi, a consultor of the Office for the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff, explains the prayers the celebrant says while vesting for the liturgy.
These prayers -- the reciting of which is an ancient custom -- are brief, but very rich from a biblical, theological and spiritual point of view.
"Such a liturgical practice must be retained rather than jettisoned," he explains. "Its beauty and utility for the priest's spiritual life needs to be rediscovered."
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