Not even liturgists are immune to Royal Wedding fever

The Catholic Herald reports on offical prayers in preparation for the royal wedding.

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  1. A few thoughts:

    1) These prayers are collects. What are we supposed to do with them? In Anglican liturgy, multiple collects can sometimes happen at Evensong, for example, but in Roman liturgy, where would you put this? I fully expect RC parishes will insert a petition in prayers of the faithful (at least for those of us who have the Queen as a head of state), but where would a collect go?

    2) Kate Middleton wouldn’t be “Miss Middleton” in a liturgical prayer, because liturgical language uses given names, not surnames. The article has a pretty good point about the use of WIlliam’s titles, though — not very liturgical.

    3) Look at that subheadline: “the Church of England and the Church have prepared special prayers” — Ouch! I don’t even know where to start with the ecclesiological and ecumenical problems in that one.

  2. In Anglican liturgy, multiple collects can sometimes happen at Evensong, for example, but in Roman liturgy, where would you put this?

    Well in the Extraordinary Form, you’d put it after Mass following the antiphon and responsory “Domine salvam fac” and its collect.

    1. True. It’s in the “Ordinary Form” that the practice of multiple collects no longer exists.

      I admit that the “Extraordinary Form” crossed my mind, but I was only focusing on the “Ordinary Form,” as it is “Ordinary,” after all. 🙂

  3. As one of the few absolute monarchies to have survived into the present day, the Vatican should be able to offer some advice on this question.

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