Category Archives: Tres Abhinc Annos

Tres Abhinc Annos: Use of the Vernacular (28)

28. The competent territorial authority observing those matters contained in the Constitution on the Liturgy art. 36, § 3 and § 4 may authorize use of the vernacular in liturgies celebrated with a congregation for: the canon of the Mass; … Continue reading

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Tres Abhinc Annos: Funerals and Vestments (23-27)

Only two more posts to go on this document. Today we’re looking at funeral rites in chapter VI: 23. The color for the office and Mass for the dead may in all cases be violet. But the conferences of bishops … Continue reading

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Tres Abhinc Annos: Variations on the Divine Office (19-22)

Tres Abhinc Annos has some things to say about the Liturgy of the Hours in Chapter V: 19. Pending complete reform of the divine office, on days of class I and class II with a matins of three nocturns, recitation … Continue reading

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Tres Abhinc Annos: Special Cases (17-18)

This chapter is entitled, “Some Special Cases.” First, we read of adjustments in the Wedding Mass: 17. In nuptial Masses the celebrant says the prayers Propitiare and Deus, qui potestate not between the Pater noster and its embolism, but after … Continue reading

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Tres Abhinc Annos: Changes in the Ordo Missae (7-16)

Chapter III covers “Changes in the Order of Mass,” and we begin with genuflections: 7. The celebrant genuflects only: on going to or leaving the altar if there is a tabernacle containing the blessed sacrament; after elevating the host and … Continue reading

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Tres Abhinc Annos: Prayers in the Mass (4-6)

Chapter two, prayers in the Mass: 4. In the Mass only one prayer is to be said; depending on the rubrics, however, there is added before the single conclusion: a. i. the prayer proper to a rite (Codex rubricarum no. … Continue reading

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Tres Abhinc Annos: Options in the Texts for Mass (1-3)

Leading off the “second instruction” is a chapter entitled, “Options in the Texts for Mass.” Here it is: 1. Outside Lent, on days of class III, the Mass either of the office of the day or of the commemoration made … Continue reading

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