in the Presence of a Secular Prince of High Distinction
event that at mass a secular prince of high distinction is present,
the the mass be celebrated by other than a jurisdictional bishop
within his own territory, much is observed as in the case of a mass
in the presence of a grater prelate.
Prince is saluted by an inclination by the priest when passing him.
the prayers at the foot of the altar, he salutes the prince after
saying the usual "Oremus," and then ascends to the altar.
the Gospel, a missal or Evangeliarium is given to him to kiss, but
not the same that is on the altar or used for the reading of the
Gospel. The Celebrant does not kiss the book.
4. At all
but masses of the dead, the Celebrant gives the Pax to a clerk who
then immediately carries it to the prince.
the Last Gospel, the Celebrant reverences the cross and then bows to
the prince before retiring to the sacristy to unvest.
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