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‘Ad orientem’ in the age of horizontalism

We need to follow the teaching of Joseph Ratzinger that what makes the liturgy “ad orientem” is not the posture or position of the priest vis-à-vis the people as such, but the eschatological horizon that is the very heart and soul of what ad orientem meant in the first place. [1]