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"Since such is the nature of man that he cannot easily without external means be raised to meditation on divine things, on that account holy Mother Church has instituted certain rites, namely that certain things be pronounced in a subdued tone (canon and words of consecration) and others in a louder tone; she has likewise made use of ceremonies such as mystical blessings, lights, incense, vestments, and many other things of this kind in accordance with apostolic teaching and tradition, whereby both the majesty of so great a sacrifice might be commended, and the minds of the faithful excited by these visible signs of religion and piety to the contemplation of the most sublime matters which are hidden in this sacrifice."
— Council of Trent (Session XXII)

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"The Church has been called to move on." — GIA's Worship IV Hymnal
published 17 December 2013 by Jeff Ostrowski

928 Funer WHEN IT COMES to processions, I always thought they had to do with the following:

1. Pilgrimages (in other words, making a sacrifice for God)

2. Public Profession (in other words, showing people we’re not embarrassed to be Catholic)

3. Stational Churches (in other words, harkening back to the days when the people would process to different Churches in Rome)

However, here’s what GIA’s Worship IV says about the Palm Sunday procession:

“Such a movement of people expresses the experience of Lent: the Church has been called to move on, to go ever further toward the paschal mystery of death and resurrection.”   (#1048)

Is this statement true? Anyone?