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 is the bishop saying some prayers from the throne?

The throne is a symbol of the bishop's authority and he has the right to say the Collect, Post-Communion prayer, Gloria and Creed from his chair. Also, when the subdeacon and deacon receive their blessings after the Epistle and before the Gospel, they approach his throne for those blessings.