Friday, 6 April 2012
Why sitting round a table for Mass is nonsense
Today I delighted to find another example. On his excellent blog, Mgr Charles Pope has written a piece on The Seating Plan at the Last Supper. Hint - Christ and the apostles were not sat round a table as depicted by, say, Leonardo Da Vinci.
Therefore, by the way, even if we were to accept liturgical archaeologism as a sensible guide to the celebration of Mass, and even if the early Christians ever did in fact model liturgical ceremonies themselves on the ritual of the Last Supper, it would still not be correct even on those terms to have everyone sitting around a large table for Mass.