kiss of peace

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(Roman Catholic Church) a greeting signifying Christian love for those assisting at the Eucharist

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Spellman looked forward to ordaining him personally, but because Spellman was dead by 1969, Cardinal Terence Cooke stood in his place and bestowed the kiss of peace.
When we approached the moment of the kiss of peace, we saw one of the most vigorous fighters in defence of human rights, a victim herself whose husband was "disappeared" - and still has not been returned - by the armed forces, shake hands with a retired navy officer who also participated in the liturgy.
The Holy Father will hand over the Bull of Creation as cardinal, assign the title or deaconry and exchange a kiss of peace with the new members of the College of Cardinals.
The kiss of peace is not an expression of your friendship with whomever is standing around you, and you don't have to crawl over three pews to get to somebody you know.
Outgoing bishop Ambrose Griffiths led the congratulations with the kiss of peace after he anointed his successor and presented him with a book of the Gospels, a copy of St Cuthbert's cross and ring, mitre and pastoral staff.
What it means to be the People of God is explained by the Creed we say; and that we are one in Christ is symbolized by the Kiss of Peace.
Vatican offices, it seems, are disturbed that the kiss of peace is performed with too little sobriety.
The Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments has decided that the kiss of peace should stay where it is in the Mass, but it should be performed with greater sobriety, according to Catholic News Service.
Don't sit in the same pew as Ponie if you panic at the kiss of peace.
LOVE gives herself to all things, most excellent in the depths, and above the stars, cherishing all: for the High King she has given the kiss of peace.
And so I made my first change as general superior and asked them to give me what I most longed for and needed--a kiss of peace.
When I go to Mass on Sunday, usually my mind doesn't show up until after the sermon, and my heart doesn't show up until the kiss of peace.
My strong feeling, based on the intent of the kiss of peace during the liturgy, is that it should be placed immediately after the penitential rite at the beginning of Mass.