The Diocese of Trenton Celebration of the Traditional Latin Mass

General Questions on the Extraordinary Form
The Solemn High Mass
The Solemn High Pontifical Mass
Priest Facing the Altar (Ad Orientem)
Sacred Silence and Active Participation
The Asperges Me (Sprinkling Rite)
Holy Communion
Why are the sacred ministers sitting down so often?

Sometimes the music of the Solemn High Mass is longer than the ceremonies themselves. In order to avoid exhausting the sacred ministers, they may sit down during the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass while the choir is singing.