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Liturgicae Instaurationes 13

We reach the end of the third instruction on the implementation of Sacrosanctum Concilium. 13. In conclusion: it must be remembered that the liturgical reform decided on by the Council affects the universal Church. It thus requires in pastoral meetings … Continue reading

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Liturgicae Instaurationes 12

The Consilium announces the end of an open era of liturgical experimentation: 12. Any liturgical experimentation that may seem necessary or advantageous receives authorization from this Congregation alone, in writing, with norms clearly set out, and subject to the responsibility … Continue reading

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Liturgicae Instaurationes 11

We have some interesting notes on translation in this section. First, that translation accuracy was indeed a value in 1970: 11. An understanding of the reformed liturgy still demands an intense effort for accurate translations and editions of the revised … Continue reading

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Liturgicae Instaurationes 10

Architecture and interior arrangement gets a notice: 10. In applying the reform of the liturgy, bishops should have special concern about the fixed and worthy arrangement of the place of worship, especially the sanctuary, in conformity with the norms set … Continue reading

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Liturgicae Instaurationes 9

More from the Consilium on some items which, it seems, still are timely cautions today: 9. The Eucharist is celebrated as a rule in a place of worship. (See GIRM 260.) Apart from cases of real need, as adjudged by … Continue reading

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Liturgicae Instaurationes 8

In 1970, Rome gave a “greater latitude” for objects, clothing, and furniture used in liturgy. That has closed down somewhat since. 8. Sacred vessels, vestments, and furnishings are to be treated with proper respect and care. The greater latitude granted … Continue reading

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Liturgicae Instaurationes 7

Here’s a snapshot of the state of women’s liturgical ministries in 1970: 7. In conformity with norms traditional in the Church, women (single, married, religious), whether in churches, homes, convents, schools, or institutions for women, are barred from serving the … Continue reading

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Liturgicae Instaurationes 6

This following section on receiving communion deserves some attention. As with many documents, even Sacrosanctum Concilium, this section represents an evolving approach to liturgical ministry. Unlike the snapshot quotes bandied about by both traditionalists and progressives, we have to view … Continue reading

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Liturgicae Instaurationes 5

The Consilium gets into confection. That’s confecting thebread used for the Sacrament: 5. The bread for eucharistic celebration is bread of wheat and, in keeping with the age- old custom of the Latin Church, unleavened. (See GIRM 282.) Its authenticity … Continue reading

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Liturgicae Instaurationes 4

Blogging will be light for the next few weeks. My mother is in town, and given that the guest room also doubles as the computer room, I may not be posting quite as much. 4. The eucharistic prayer more than … Continue reading

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Liturgicae Instaurationes 3d-g: Texts

Tonight we continue with the second part of Liturgicae Instaurationes 3, looking at considerations for the texts of the then-new Roman Missal: d. Broad options are given for the choice of prayers. Especially on weekdays in Ordinary Time the sources … Continue reading

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Liturgicae Instaurationes 3a-c: Mostly Music

This is a lengthy section. I’ll be splitting up this section into two posts. Today’s post leans more to music than what follows in d through g. Comment on anything you wish in the boxes. 3. The liturgical texts themselves, … Continue reading

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Liturgicae Instaurationes 2: Liturgy of the Word

The Consilium walks the middle way in their assessment and advice for the Liturgy of the Word: 2. Of all the texts read in the liturgical assembly the books of sacred Scripture possess the primacy of a unique dignity: in … Continue reading

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Liturgicae Instaurationes 1

As we get into the main body of Liturgicae Instaurationes, we read first of one of the core principles applied to liturgical reform, “noble simplicity.” 1. The new norms have made liturgical formularies, gestures, and actions much simpler, in keeping … Continue reading

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Liturgicae Instaurationes: Introduction, part 3

This post concludes our look at the introduction of Liturgicae Instaurationes. Rome calls out bishops, reminding us of episcopal responsibilities and duties with regard to the oversight of liturgy. What seemed untimely during the process of the Consilium’s assiduous work … Continue reading

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