Blessing before the gospel

In Paul Turner's Blog by Paul Turner

Q: I recently served as a deacon for Mass when the bishop was the celebrant. The emcee told me to kneel before him to receive the blessing before the gospel.  Can you clarify this?


A: The Ceremonial of Bishops 140 clearly states that a deacon makes a deep bow before the bishop to receive the blessing  before the gospel. He does not kneel.