“I said ‘Bravo, let’s put this on steroids. Let’s make this part of our college Lenten spiritual regimen,’” [Archbishop Timothy] Dolan said Thursday from New York. “It’s an act of penance. Is there anything colder, damper than taking off on a dark Roman morning … to walk a half hour to a church? That’s what Lent is all about.”
Archive for April 19th, 2011
The 1998 sacramentary-that-never-was contains this noble effort at telling the story of the Chrism Mass.
The way the Chrism Mass is celebrated in some dioceses distorts its ecclesiology. Even though the entrance antiphon refers to all of the baptized as priests (“Jesus Christ has made us a kingdom of priests to serve his God and Father: glory and kingship be his for ever and ever. Amen.” [Rev. 1:6]—also the second reading of the Mass), the procession is often made up of clergy only.
An open thread offers a space in which readers can propose and discuss topics that interest them in the area of prayer and worship.
Sandra Bowden’s “Crucifixion” series is a series of four meditations on the death of Christ.