Re: Re: reorganisation and destruction of irish catholic churches
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Lenten Veils (FastentÃ¼cher, also called HungertÃ¼cher [“hunger veils”]) or vela quadrigesimalia, curtains that have been used (since the 10th century) to veil altars during Lent, interpreted as a symbol of the separation of the repentant sinner from the Church…
You say the veils are to demonstrate the “separation of the repentant sinner from the Church.” Why is it to show the separation of “repentant sinners” and not just “all sinners”? Why would they emphasize the separation of those who have repented? Or, is it to show that even our repentance is fruitless without the sacrifice of Christ?
Also, the below post of the Lenten Veil in Carinthia allows the altar (and thus the whole Sacrifice of the Mass) to be seen only blocking the “rood” (or cross.) Yet, the Lenten Veil hanging in the Gurk Cathedral seems to block the whole sanctuary. Is this because it is not hanging as it once would have?