[Bards] bowing to the thrones

Susan Bowen sbowen002 at houston.rr.com
Mon Jun 25 12:49:04 PDT 2007

I started bowing to the thrones because of church tradition. In 
Catholic/Episcopal tradition, if there is consecrated Body and Blood 
reserved at the altar, then one should genuflect when entering a pew, 
whether or not a service was in progress. You can tell if there is because 
there is a red candle burning near where the Sacrament is kept. If there is 
no red light, then one merely bows from the waist when entering the pew. 
Since both of these observances involve bowing to "Presence," and both come 
out of medieval tradition, it only made sense to me to apply what I knew 
about one situation to the other. 

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