MONDAY, APRIL 1, 2013, 2:24 P.M.

The end of kneeling

At Easter Mass yesterday, the crowd filled the pews. Catholics kneel a lot during Mass ( though not as much as we used to) and I noted how many older people didn't kneel entirely. They rested their behind on the pew and their knees on the "kneeler." I know that kneeling can be very uncomfortable when you've had knee surgeries, especially knee replacements. But we need a new name for this church position. Sneeling? Snitting? A friend said the half-kneel-half-sit stance is called the "Episcopalian squat" but I think he was just joking. Any suggestions to name this new church stance?

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