Inter Oecumenici on Other Sacraments (61-69)

Nine sections for the “gulp” of this post, but they cover most of the other sacraments. We’ll save the Rite of Marriage for the next post.

CHAPTER III
THE OTHER SACRAMENTS AND THE SACRAMENTALS

I. PART ALLOWED THE VERNACULAR (SC 63)

61. The competent territorial authority, on approval, that is, confirmation, of its decisions by the Holy See, may introduce the vernacular for:

  1. the rites, including the essential sacramental forms, of baptism, confirmation, penance, anointing of the sick, marriage, and the distribution of holy communion;
  2. the conferral of orders: the address preliminary to ordination or consecration, the examination of the bishop-elect at an episcopal consecration, and the admonitions;
  3. sacramentals;
  4. rite of funerals.

Whenever a more extensive use of the vernacular seems desirable, the prescription of the Constitution art. 40 is to be observed.

The vernacular is now permitted in pretty much any of these sacramental and other celebrations.

II. ELEMENTS TO BE DROPPED IN THE RITE OF SUPPLYING CEREMONIES FOR A PERSON ALREADY BAPTIZED (SC 69)

62. In the rite of supplying ceremonies in the case of a baptized infant, Rituale Romanum tit. II, cap. 6, the exorcisms in no. 6 (Exi ab eo), no. 10 (Exorcizo te, immunde spiritus — Ergo, maledicte diabole), and no. 15 (Exorcizo te, omnis spiritus) are to be dropped.

63. In the rite for supplying ceremonies in the case of a baptized adult, Rituale Romanum tit. II, cap. 6, the exorcisms in no. 5 (Exi ab eo), no. 15 (Ergo, maledicte diabole), no. 17 (Audi, maledicte satana), no. 19 (Exorcizo te — Ergo, maledicte diabole), no. 21 (Ergo, maledicte diabole), no. 23 (Ergo, maledicte diabole), no. 25 (Exorcizo te — Ergo, maledicte diabole), no. 31 (Nec te latet), and no. 35 (Exi, immunde spiritus) are to be dropped.

No exorcisms for an already-baptized person when the Church “supplies” ceremonies for the emergency situation.

Next we have some adjustments for the rite of confirmation …

III. CONFIRMATION (SC 71)

64. If confirmation is conferred within Mass, the Mass should be celebrated by the bishop himself; in this case he confers the sacrament clad in Mass vestments.

The Mass within which confirmation is conferred may be celebrated as a second-class votive Mass of the Holy Spirit.

65. After the gospel and homily, before the reception of confirmation, it is well for those being confirmed to renew their baptismal promises, according to the rite in lawful use in individual regions, unless they have already done so before Mass.

66. If the Mass is celebrated by someone else, the bishop should assist at the Mass in the vestments prescribed for the conferral of confirmation; they may be either of the color of the Mass or white. The bishop himself should give the homily and the celebrant should resume the Mass only after the conferral of confirmation.

67. The conferral of confirmation follows the rite outlined in the Pontificale Romanum, but with a single sign of the cross at the words In nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti that follow the formulary, Signo te.

… for prayer at the hour of death …

IV. CONTINUOUS RITE FOR ANOINTING THE SICK AND VIATICUM (SC 74)

68. When the anointing of the sick and viaticum are administered at the same time, unless a continuous rite already exists in a local ritual, the sequence of the rite is to be as follows: after the sprinkling with holy water and the prayer upon entering the room as given in the rite of anointing, the priest should, if need be, hear the confession of the sick person, then administer the anointing and finally give viaticum, omitting the sprinkling with its formularies, the Confiteor, and the absolution. If, however, the apostolic blessing with plenary indulgence at the hour of death is also to be imparted, it shall be given immediately before the anointing; the sprinkling with its formularies, the Confiteor, and absolution are omitted.

… and for the consecration of a bishop:

V. LAYING ON OF HANDS IN THE CONSECRATION OF A BISHOP (SC 76)

69. At the consecration of a bishop all bishops present, clad in choral vesture, may participate in the laying on of hands. Only the consecrator and the two coconsecrators, however, pronounce the words, Accipe Spiritum Sanctum.

Again, if anyone more expert in the pre-conciliar rituals has anything useful to add, please be encouraged to do so.

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