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1. Contingit in coetibus liturgicis magna varietas gestuum et corporis habituum in cursu celebrationis. Exempli gratia debentne fideles:
a) stare durante oratione super oblata?
b) genuflectere post Sanctus ac tota Prece eucharistica durante?
c) sedere post communionem?

Resp.
Ut assolet, IGMR dat regulas simplicissimas ad has quaestiones solvendas (IGMR 21):
a) Fideles stant dum orationes praesidentiales proferuntur; ergo etiam durante oratione super oblata;
b) Item, fideles stant durante tota Prece eucharistica, excepta consecratione. Practice, fideles genuflexi manent ab epiclesi ante consecrationem usque ad acclamationem post consecrationem.
c) Fideles sedere possunt durante silentio post communionem.

Ea quae supra definiuntur minime supervacanea censenda sunt, quia eo tendunt, ut unitas sese gerendi habeatur in coetu qui Eucharistiam celebrat, et ideo manifestetur unitas in fide et in cultu communitatis. Videntur saepe fideles statim post Sanctus, et adhuc saepius post consecrationem, corporis habitu diverso quasi oblivisci se esse participes Liturgiae Ecclesiae, quae est summa actio communitatis, et non tempus sese alienandi in actionem devotionis privatae.

1. A wide variety of gestures and postures in the course of a celebration occurs within liturgical gatherings. For example, should the faithful:
a) stand during the prayer over the offerings?
b) kneel after the Sanctus and during the entire eucharistic Prayer?
c) sit after communion?

Resp.
As usual the IGMR gives very simple rules for resolving these questions (IGMR 21):
a) The faithful stand while the presidential prayers are said; therefore, even during the prayer over the offerings;
b) Moreover, the faithful stand during the entire eucharistic Prayer, except for the consecration. In practice, the faithful remain kneeling from the epiclesis before the consecration until the acclamation after the consecration.
c) The faithful can sit during the silence after communion.

The things which have been defined above must not at all be regarded as superfluous, for they are meant to secure a unity of posture among the group that celebrates the Eucharist and thus so that the community's unity of faith and worship might be manifested. The faithful often seem to assume a variety of postures immediately after the Sanctus and still more often after the consecration, as if they forget that they are participants in the Liturgy of the Church, which is the highest action of the community and not the time for separating oneself for an act of private devotion.

Notitiae 14 (1978), 300–301, n. 1congregation, posturePDF of Notitiae 14 (1978), 300–301