Today we begin a Pop-Up Catechesis series: A Walk Through the Mass. In this episode, we explore the Entrance Procession.
If you’ve ever attended a parade, you know that it is intended to be a spectacle—something to be seen. The parade participants are certainly not heading to a specific destination; they are just walking by in order to be seen and cheered. Parades have their roots in military victories. When a victorious army would return home, the soldiers would march through the streets to be cheered on by those for whom the army fought and won.
The Entrance Procession of the Mass is a holy parade. In most cases, it would be much closer for the priest and servers to enter the sanctuary from the sacristy. Instead, they walk from the back of the church to the sanctuary in order to be seen. And what is there to see? A victory parade! In this episode of Pop-Up Catechesis, we explore the significance of the Entrance Procession of the Mass as our “victory parade.”
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