In 1670, following approval received in 1615 from Pope Paul V, a translation of the Roman Missal was published in classical Chinese. In the Missal, the feast on January 1st contains all the same readings as the Latin Roman Missal but bears a different title. Instead of the feast of the “Circumcision of the Lord,” the liturgical calendar names the day the “Establishment of the Holy Name of Jesus” (立耶穌聖名).
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The singing is neither artful nor elegant, but the Chinese love to sing, and these Catholics know why they sing.
“In the West, copying signals a lack of imagination. But in China… ‘mimicry is actually a form of mastery, in a symbolic sense.'”
CNN has this story on a priest in China’s underground Church. There is a lot of footage of the liturgy, which seems quite interesting and raises two questions.