A consideration of the New Testament Greek imperative ἰδοὺ, “behold” or “remember”, in Matthew 28.Read more
“Biblical” Prayers of the People?
I find myself quite ambivalent about attempts to the link the Prayers of the People with the biblical readings for the day. Why not simply announce the intentions, and leave it at that?Read more
Re-Reading Sacrosanctum Concilium: Article 51
Article 51 decrees that the Roman Rite liturgy is to be reviewed and reformed in such a way that more biblical material is made available to worshipers.Read more
Lectio Divina and Liturgy
This is not catechesis. It is not exegesis. It is not Bible study. But it can be a kind of mystagogy, opening our hearts and lives to Christ’s presence in the Word.Read more
More about SC 24, Sacred Scripture, and the Lectionaries
All readers of this blog are grateful to Father Joncas for his series on re-reading of the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy [SC]. But doRead more
Re-Reading Sacrosanctum Concilium: Article 24
Readers may wish to address how and how well a “warm and living love for sacred Scripture” has marked Catholic life over the last fifty years. They may also wish to revisit earlier discussions challenging how scripture has been distributed for Roman Rite liturgical celebration.Read more
Revisiting the illumination of liturgical texts: an amplification of Word made flesh?
Is the illumination of ritual texts relevant for Christian liturgy today?Read more
Whatever became of “bible services”?
It will be another thirty weeks before we get to our re-reading of Sacrosanctum Concilium 35. [UPDATED] But I am teaching an elective, “The RCIA: The SacramentsRead more
A “default” communion canticle: Wisdom 16: 20–21, 26; 17:1.
This morning’s use of the Canticle of Wisdom as the reading for morning prayer in Give Us This Day (alas not used in the Lectionary) put me in mind of its significance as one of the default communion psalms and canticles.Read more
Ephesians 5:21–33 on August 25/26, 2012
As mentioned previously, I hope that some preachers will take up the challenge of preaching on Ephesians this coming summer. This means that they willRead more