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Cowboys675 wrote:

Hi, guys —

I would like to know what the Church says about liturgical dance.

Thanks,

Cowboys675

  { What is the Church's view toward liturgical dance? }

John replied:

Dear Cowboys675,

The Church has prohibited liturgical dance in western culture, however religious dance is permitted under the following three circumstances.

That it's:

  • not during the Liturgy
  • not done in:
    • the sanctuary
    • nave, or
    • any area set aside exclusively for liturgy, so a parish hall would be OK, and
  • No priest, bishop, or deacon may participate.

For more information on liturgical norms, I highly recommend a book by James Akin, named
"MassMass Confusion by James Akin

 

God Bless.

In Him,

John DiMascio

 

 

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