***107 Q. When he has arrived at the altar, after making a profound bow with the ministers, What is the meaning of this profound bow?

5 Points: A.

2 Points: The profound bow shows our deep reverence to Jesus,
3 Points: symbolized by the altar.

***108 Q. The Priest venerates the altar with a kiss.
What is the meaning of kissing the altar?

10 Points: A: Kissing the altar

2 Points: shows our veneration
3 Points: and deep love for Jesus,
1 Point: who is our Lord,
1 Point: our God,
3 Points: and our Spouse.

***109 Q.When kissing Jesus, symbolized by the altar, who does the Priest represent and what for?

15 Points: A: When kissing Jesus,

2 Points: symbolized by the altar,
2 Points: the Priest represents our liturgical assembly,
3 Points: the whole Church,
3 Points: the spouse of Jesus,
4 Points: to show our spousal love for Him.

***110 Q. ... and, if appropriate, incenses the cross and the altar.
Can you give some meanings to incensing the cross and the altar?

15 Points: A. -Incensing

1 Points: is an expression of reverence to God
2 Points: and to persons or things belonging to God, such as, in this case, the cross and the altar.

3 Points: We read, for instance, in Ex 30: 1.6-9 "For burning incense you shall make an altar of acacia wood... This altar you are to place in front of the veil that hangs before the ark of the commandments where I will meet you. "On it Aaron shall burn fragrant incense. Morning after morning, when he prepares the lamps, and again in the evening twilight, when he lights the lamps, he shall burn incense..."

2 Points: -Incensing is also an expression of prayer
3 Points: as we read, for instance, in Ps 141:2 Let my prayer be incense before you; my uplifted hands an evening sacrifice.

***111 Q. Then, with the ministers, he goes to the chair. Can you give some
names used for the Priest and for his chair during the Mass?

5 Points: A. The Priest is called

1 Point: presiding priest
1 Point: or priest celebrant.
2 Points: Consequently, his chair is called presidential chair
1 Point: or presider's chair.

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