Thanks to dear younger son and his attentiveness at Divine Liturgy this morning, we have these amazing statistics to offer:
The number of times a worshipper makes the sign of the Cross during Divine Liturgy: 42 (yes, folks, that’s forty-two)
The number of times this is generally done in the LR (at the Novus Ordo, from now on abbreviated NO – hat-tip to ByzCat 😉 ): 2 (could be three if the Confiteor is used as the Penitential Rite)
The number of times the Holy Father is mentioned and prayed for during DL: 4
The number of times the Holy Father was mentioned at the most recent occasion we assisted at the NO: none – zip – zilch – nada – null – ZERO.
I am off to a meeting/prayer group so I will postpone until (hopefully) this evening the comparison and contrast of the Prayer(s) before Communion of the NO and the DL.
Pax et bonum!