Alan Hommerding has convinced me that “Lamb of God” is a highly appropriate text for this moment, and one should hesitate to replace it with something which diminishes the paschal sacrificial banquet theme.Read more
It is permitted to repeat “Agnus Dei” as many times as needed.Read more
Bottom line: no text other than “Lamb of God” may be used to accompany the Fraction Rite; however, that invocation may be sung more three times, if necessary, to accompany the liturgical action.Read more
by J. Michael Joncas
What might this medieval practice of troping the introit suggest to us? No premium was placed on absolute liturgical uniformity from community to community. The tropes were ephemeral; they responded to a particular location, era and culture and disappeared from the liturgy when any of those factors changed.