“[C]are must be taken that the sign of peace does not become a sort of “time out” from the liturgy so that people can chat and socialize.”
Archive for category Presiding
It’s a temptation on all sides to over-analyze every move that Pope Francis has made… but what do you make of all this?
Fr. Alexander Lucie-Smith offer eight tips for celebrants that he believes will improve Mass.
For the Eucharistic liturgy to manifest its hierarchic and communal character, its optimal form would involve a bishop presiding, surrounded by a college of presbyters and a college of deacons, and an assembly of the faithful.
How have performatism and “frames” influenced a postconciliar understanding of the role of the eucharistic prayer?
1) How have the Council Fathers’ intentions for on-going liturgical formation for the clergy been carried out in practice over the last fifty years? 2) What concrete “means” have been or could be developed that would successfully achieve the goals of this on-going formation in the present? 3) To what extent should this on-going professional liturgical education be expected of other servant-leaders of community worship?
The Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, Sacrosanctum Concilium, says in §11: “But in order that the liturgy may be able to produce its full effects, it is necessary that the faithful come to it with proper dispositions, that their minds should be attuned to their voices, and that they should cooperate with divine grace lest [...]
Each week this summer, a Pray Tell contributor puts up a question for discussion. Here is this week’s.
Why do some priests substitute “friends” for “disciples” in the institution narrative of eucharistic prayers? A philological investigation of this phenomenon.
How do we know when the liturgy is … well, wrong? And what should we do about it?