Our parish has Litya rubrics which include a direction for the priest to face the west before saying the last prayer at the end of the petitions ("Hear us, O God our Savior, the hope of all the ends of the earth...").
He then says, "Peace be to all," then finally turns to face East again. Is this just an error in the text? Why would the presbyter face west to pray to God? I am guessing he should turn to the west at the peace, not before the prayer as the text seems to direct. Any help would be appreciated; thank you!
Edited by Peter Simko, 08 October 2014 - 03:58 PM.