Category Archives: General Introduction to the Lectionary

General Introduction to the Lectionary for Mass: A Final Look

We’ve reached the end of our examination of the texts of the General Introduction to the Lectionary for Mass. You can review the whole document online, if you wish. I refer you to the appendices, which include a “Table of … Continue reading

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GILM 123-125: Heading, Incipit, Final Acclamation

Wrapping up the final three numbered sections of the GILM, the Church treats with a few small details. First, the “heading” to the Scripture passage, something I don’t find terribly helpful: 123. There is a heading prefixed to each text, … Continue reading

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GILM 122: Traditional Titles of Biblical Books

I worked with a priest once who insisted on stating the Pauline authorship of Hebrews. Would that either of us looked more carefully at GILM 122: The traditionally accepted titles for books are to be retained with the following exceptions. … Continue reading

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GILM 119-121: Biblical References

How are Scripture passages referenced in the Lectionary? 119. The text reference (that is, to chapter and verses) is always given according to the Neo-Vulgate edition for the psalms. [123] But a second reference according to the original text (Hebrew, … Continue reading

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GILM 114-118: Printing a Lectionary

Five short sections that discuss the various publication aspects of a Lectionary. First, a note on psalms and gospel acclamations: 114. The texts for the chants are always to be adjoined to the readings, but separate books containing the chants … Continue reading

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GILM 113: A Multi-Volume Lectionary

A few practical notes, from a generation when the CDWDS was more pragmatic in its approach to liturgy: 113. The size of the Lectionary will necessitate editions in more than one volume; no particular division of the volumes is prescribed. … Continue reading

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GILM 111-112: Translation

Chapter VI begins with a timely note on the state of translation as it used to be in the good ol’ days: 111. In the liturgical assembly the word of God must always be read either from the Latin texts … Continue reading

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