Book of the Gospels kiss

In Paul Turner's Blog by Paul Turner

Q: In your Glory in the Cross, you mention that while other marks of veneration (such as candles and incense; as well as the greeting and the signing of the Book at the beginning) are omitted when the Passion is Proclaimed, the Book of the Gospels is still kissed at the end. Paschale solemnitatis also makes no mention of omitting the kiss. The Ordo from Paulist Press, however, states that the kiss is omitted – as does the Ceremonial of Bishops (#273).  So… omit or not?


A: That is an erratum in Glory in the Cross. I’d not checked the CB before writing about the conclusion of the gospel. The kiss is omitted.