Pop Quiz: Are You Smarter than a Liturgist?
Sep 15, 2022

Pop Quiz: Are You Smarter than a Liturgist?

Editor’s note: Adoremus prints a Readers’ Quiz from time to time on various topics, such as the the Liturgical Movement (January 2021), the Sacrament of Confirmation (May 2021), and the Order of Mass (November 2020). The present Q&A is of a different kind of quiz. Rather than a study on a single topic, this “pop quiz” represents the variety of questions asked over the course of a typical week in a diocesan liturgy office. How would you answer these simple—or not so simple—questions? Are you smarter than a liturgist?

1. What year is the new translation of the Liturgy of the Hours slated to come out?


2. Christmas in 2022 falls on a Sunday: are there any special considerations for the Mass schedule for that weekend?


3. How does a priest hold his right hand when giving a blessing?


4. How should one genuflect during adoration of the Blessed Sacrament?


5. Are there any norms on the use of TV or projection screens in church during Mass?


6. Is there such a thing as a “betrothal ceremony”?


7. What are the prescribed liturgical colors for a funeral?


8. What are the principal documents that directed the implementation of Sacrosanctum Concilium?


9. How are old missals and other liturgical books disposed of?


10. Is there a ritual for the closing of a church building?


The Editors