Category Archives: Varietates Legitimae

Varietates Legitimae 70: Conclusion

Tonight we wrap up our discussion on Varietates Legitimae: 70. The Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments presents these rules to the episcopal conferences to govern the work of liturgical inculturation envisaged by the Second Vatican … Continue reading

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Varietates Legitimae 67-69: The Process of Experimentation

Ordinarily, the commission(s) will assist the bishop(s). The CDWDS offers many cautions on the road from experimentation to a more widespread implementation: 67. The episcopal conference will supervise the process of experimentation, (SC 40) normally with the help of the … Continue reading

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Varietates Legitimae 66: Proposals to Rome

In the last post, we read of the possible consultation of bishops with their people. Even more important is the expected consultation with the CDWDS where liturgical experimentation is proposed: 66. The episcopal conference will present the proposal to the … Continue reading

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Varietates Legitimae 65: Local Procedures

Let’s delve deeper into liturgical “modifications,” past the bishops, and especially the role of the clergy, laity, and even of non-Christians: 65. The episcopal conference will examine what has to be modified in liturgical celebrations because of the traditions and … Continue reading

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Varietates Legitimae 63-64: Adaptations, Radical and Profound

Today we’ll look at the subsection “Adaptations Envisaged By No. 40 of the Conciliar Constitution on the Liturgy.” 63. Apart from the adaptations provided for in the liturgical books, it may be that “in some places and circumstances an even … Continue reading

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Varietates Legitimae 62: Procedures with Rome and the Bishops’ Conferences

How do the bishops’ conference and the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments (CDWDS) work together? Good question. 62. When an episcopal conference prepares its own edition of liturgical books, it decides about the translations and … Continue reading

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Varietates Legitimae 61: Liturgy of the Hours

  61. The Liturgy of the Hours has as its goal the praise of God and the sanctification by prayer of the day and all human activity. Episcopal conferences can make adaptations in the second reading of the office of … Continue reading

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