The Concord Pastor comments on Good Friday, and wonders about the distribution of the Eucharist on that day.
I’m aware the entrenched recent practice is not the oldest of the Christian traditions. I’d welcome an opportunity to theologize on the parish level about it. Most often, our post-Triduum discussions wait until the second week of Easter. The overriding concerns on both liturgy committees and parish staffs are more the practical ones.
I heard of one priest who advocated veneration and Communion in the same procession. That kind of pragmatism: I sure hope we don’t center on that stuff in my new parish. Concord Pastor is the kind of priest you want in your parish, and the sort we need more of in the other churches around Christendom. Somebody who sees liturgy as neither a plaything or as an object to test one’s obedience to the red.