Wednesday, August 24, 2005
Bells at the Consecration still an option...and other liturgical ?'s
"The General Instruction of the Roman Missal refers to bell ringing in No. 150: "A little before the consecration, when appropriate, a server rings a bell as a signal to the faithful. According to local custom, the server also rings the bell as the priest shows the host and then the chalice."
"...The Holy See has maintained the practice of ringing the bell at the consecration in St. Peter's Basilica."