Category Archives: Inter Oecumenici

Inter Oecumenici on Liturgical Design (90-99)

Let’s wrap up the final ten sections of Inter Oecumenici and read how the Consilium addressed liturgical design with an eye to promoting “active participation of the faithful.” Chapter V begins: I. DESIGN OF CHURCHES 90. In building new churches … Continue reading

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Inter Oecumenici on the Divine Office (78-89)

As we head to the finish of Inter Oecumenici, we get Chapter IV’s twelve sections on the Divine Office. First the Consilium reaffirms the ideal of celebrating the Hours for various religious groups who are “bound to choir”: I. CELEBRATION … Continue reading

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Inter Oecumenici on Sacramentals (76-77)

A quick post on two sections of IO: VII. SACRAMENTALS (SC 79) 76. For the blessing of candles on 2 February and of ashes on Ash Wednesday just one of the prayers for these in the Missale Romanum suffices. 77. … Continue reading

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Inter Oecumenici on the Rite of Marriage (70-75)

The Rite of Marriage gets six sections in our document. Let’s tune in and see what the Consilium said … VI. RITE OF MARRIAGE (SC 78) 70. Unless there is some good, excusing reason, marriage shall be celebrated within Mass, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Inter Oecumenici on the Vernacular at Mass (57-60)

If any post on Inter Oecumenici can generate some combox traffic, this should be it. Let’s see what the Church had to say about the vernacular in 1964: V. PART ALLOWED THE VERNACULAR IN MASS (SC 54) 57. For Masses, … Continue reading

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Inter Oecumenici on the Homily and Prayer of the Faithful (53-56)

We have an early post-conciliar definition of the homily (as opposed to a sermon) and for the sake of the edification of the faithful, an emphasis on Scripture and the liturgical year: III. HOMILY (SC 52) 53. There shall be … Continue reading

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