Communion singing


According to the liturgy documents, the communion song begins while the priest is receiving the Sacrament and continues for as long as the Sacrament is being administered to the faithful. Delaying the song encourages people to adopt an attitude of individual quiet reflection at this point rather than the union of spirit appropriate to this rite. Despite logic, it is common for the communion procession to take place in silence or to be accompanied by quiet instrumental music and for a communion hymn to be sung after communion has finished. Why is it so? - Elizabeth Harrington

Communion singing