I haven't talked much about the title of my blog. Here's the meaning.
Lex Orandi Lex Credendi is a Latin phrase that says "the Church prays as the Church believes". Whether it is the Liturgy of the Eucharist, or a celebration of the Liturgy of the Hours...the prayerful actions of the priest and the faithful always reflects the foundational roots of what the Church believes.
That's something I hadn't thought about. Not only is it what we say in prayer in Mass, or when we sing sacred music, that is our belief. But how the priest and the faithful orient themselves. The rituals that we go through; kneeling, bowing, what we do, and don't do at Mass. This shows what we believe, by making a physical representation of our love and honor we have for God. That's where the Novus Ordo has a potential to go wrong. If we take away all of the rituals that orient ourselves proper to God in the Mass, then we fully don't understand what it is that we as Catholics believe. How can we when some stand or sit during the Eucharistic prayer? Or allow anyone to go up to the altar and take the ciborium, and distribute Christ with our un-consecrated hands? No wonder priests are confused about their purpose in the Mass.