One of the most telling differences between the Traditional Latin Mass and most celebrations of the Novus Ordo is the manner in which the congregation receives Holy Communion.

In the Traditional Mass, Communion is received on the tongue and kneeling; in the Novus Ordo in the hand and standing.

Many clergy and laity are implacably opposed to the traditional practice, but, as LMS Chairman Dr Joseph Shaw explains here, the traditional practices of Communion on the tongue and kneeling go back many centuries.