After the Council, detailed directions for the celebration of the revised form of Mass were drawn up, including an instruction that the priest should celebrate Mass facing the people, in accordance with the rites of the Church.Read more
The Ordinariate has the faculty to celebrate the Holy Eucharist and the other Sacraments… according to the liturgical books proper to the Anglican tradition … so as to maintain the liturgical, spiritual and pastoral traditions of the Anglican Communion within the Catholic Church, as a precious gift nourishing the faith of the members of the Ordinariate and as a treasure to be shared.Read more
Fr. Robert Pasley, the chaplain of the Church Music Association of America, has a written a lengthy addition to our conversation about the ways in which the forms of the Mass may enrich one another. I received permission to reprint it here on Pray Tell as part of my larger desire to create respectful dialogue.Read more
To some readers of Pray Tell it might seem eyebrow-raising to be addressing this issue in the summer of 2012. But some of our friends continue to assert that we regular celebrators of the OF are laboring under a massive misunderstanding of the implementation documents of the liturgical reforms of the Second Vatican Council.
So let’s look at this issue again.Read more
One further thing Robert Hugh Benson could not foresee in any way in 1907 was the change, development, destruction – and your choice of term will obviously indicate your particular view – of the sacred liturgy.Read more
If I were to put this polemically, which of course I would never do, I would say that identifying the crucifix rather than the Eucharist as the point of orientation at Mass skirts the edge of idolatry.Read more