Let’s say you have the good liturgical practice of processing with palms outside. (I’ve often thought what it would be like for Christians in a town to pool congregations and observe the opening rituals together, splitting up to process to one another’s churches before the CDWDS catches on–but that’s a topic for another post.)
How bad does the weather have to be before you go to plan B? In Iowa today, people are bracing for rain, wind, and snow. Our liturgical pastor has already suggested we stay inside and salvage what we can of a procession from gathering space to nave.
Let’s say your pastor shrugs his shoulders and let you sit in the purple chair. What would you decide? Use the church basement and process up steps? Utilize your narthex? Or lacking either of those options, just move up the main aisle with the palms?