In This Issue: Ecclesia orans 38, no. 2 (2021)

Summary of Ecclesia orans 38, no. 2 (2021)

Founded in 1984, Ecclesia orans is the official periodical of the Pontifical Institute of Liturgy. Its principles and objectives are founded on Sacrosanctum Concilium (the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy), with particular emphasis on articles 15, 16, 23 and 44. Subscribe to Ecclesia orans here.

Testimoniare Gesù Cristo nel mondo di oggi: Riflessioni sulla cristologia
Walter Kardinal Kasper

Hic et nunc virtuales: Cuestiones de antropología litúrgica, Parte II
Gonzalo Guzmán
The two basic coordinates of existence: time and space, naturally come into play in the liturgical celebration as part of the sacramental language of the worship that the priestly people offer to God and the sanctification that He himself performs of humanity in the same celebrations. This research tries to answer whether the virtual hic et nunc resulting from the pandemic, typical of the applications provided over the Internet, are adequate and sufficient for the mistagogic performativity of the liturgy.

A first part of this research on the hic of liturgical celebrations has recently been published by Ecclesia orans, now, with this article as a second part, some reflections about the celebratory nunc in virtuality are offered.

Ecclesiastical History and Mystical Contemplation of Germanus I (ed. Migne): An attempt to evaluate and establish a precise chronology
Georgios A. Keselopoulos
This paper attempts to evaluate and establish a precise chronology for the text of the Ecclesiastical History and Mystical Contemplation [CPG 8023] of Germanus I, Patriarch of Constantinople, as given in Migne’s Patrologia Graeca, on the basis of the references to the Prothesis rite within this text. Using the comparative liturgy method, Migne’s text is compared with earlier versions of the same text and other liturgical commentaries. It is established that this text is a composite text and probably describes liturgical practice relating to the Prothesis in the half of the 12th century.

The Tridentine Genius of Traditionis Custodes
Alexander Turpin
With his recent decree Traditionis Custodis (2021), Pope Francis abrogated broad permission for the use of the Missale Romanum of 1962. There have been many objections, but there is a basic difference between criticisms of a liturgical reform and the theological and juridical principles by which such a reform is carried out. This essay is a survey of the role of authority and theology in the Roman liturgy’s history. Since the Council of Trent (1545-1563), the Roman pontiffs have assumed a unilateral and universal authority to alter, redact, abolish, and impose liturgical books for the Roman rite. Additionally, Rome’s liturgical magisterium since Trent – except for Benedict XVI’s Summorum Pontificum (2007) – has insisted upon unifying the Latin church by means of just one version of Missale Romanum at a given moment. I argue that Summorum Pontificum deviates from the tradition and thus Traditionis Custodes was inevitable all along.

A proposito di Jean-François Goudesenne Émergences du Chant Grégorien
A. Turco

 Il Sacramentario di Tyniec. Prospettiva liturgico-musicale
M. Zachara

Jesse Siragan Arlen reviews Michael Papazian, The Doctor of Mercy: The Sacred Treasures of St. Gregory of Narek (Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 2019). 278 pages. $49.95. ISBN 9780814685013.

Maurizio Barba reviews Sufficit gratia mea: Cristologia – Mariologia – Ecclesiologia – Liturgia – Agiologia – Cultura. Miscellanea di studi offerti a Sua Em. il Card. Angelo Amato in occasione del suo 80° genetliaco, ed. M. Sodi (Vatican City: Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 2019). 737 pages. €43.00. ISBN 9788826603483.

Juan Javier Flores Arcas reviews Gilles Drouin, L’espace liturgique, un espace d’initiation: Actes du colloque de l’Institut supérieur de liturgie (Paris: Cerf, 2019). 306 pages. €24.00. ISBN 9782204134828.

Stefan Geiger reviews Zukunftsraum Liturgie: Gottesdienst vor neuen Herausforderungen, eds. P. Ebenbauer, B. J. Groen, Österreichische Studien zur Liturgiewissenschaft und Sakramententheologie 10 (Wien: LIT, 2019). 200 pages. €29.90. ISBN 9783643509413.

Sebastià Janeras reviews Enrique Bermejo Cabrera, Peregrinar a Tierra Santa con Egeria: Biblia y Liturgia (Santiago de Compostela: Editorial Eco Franciscano, 2019). 140 pages. €12.48. ISBN 9788494498473.

Keith F. Pecklers reviews Samuel Torvend, Still Hungry at the Feast: Eucharistic Justice in the Midst of Affliction (Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 2019). 144 pages. $19.95. ISBN 9780814684689.

Wilfred Sumani, Bonding in Worship: A Ritual Lens on Social Capital in African Independent Churches in South Africa, eds. C. Wepener-I. Swart-G. ter Haar, et al., Liturgia Condenda 30 (Leuven: Peeters, 2019). vi-333 pages. €64.00. ISBN 9789042938335.

Andrea Longhi reviews Francesca Leto, Viaggio nel tempo e nello spazio liturgico: Saggio sull’architettura sacra, Edizioni Messaggero (Padova: Padova University Press, 2020). 138 pages. €11.00. ISBN 9788825047486.

Fabio Trudu reviews Dom Jacques-Marie Guilmard, L’origine du chant grégorien: Études d’histoire du répertoire (Solesmes: Les Éditions de Solesmes, 2020). 344 pages. €21.90. ISBN 9782852743267.

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