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Sacrosanctum Concilium 83

Sacrosanctum Concilium devotes Chapter IV, the next nineteen sections to “The Divine Office,” or the Liturgy of the Hours. Let me preface these next 19 posts by saying the reform of the Office is conceded as one of the big … Continue reading

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Sacrosanctum Concilium 82

Finishing up Chapter III of Sacrosanctum Concilium, we end on a practical note: The rite for the burial of infants is to be revised, and a special Mass for the occasion should be provided. Any last comments before we head … Continue reading

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Sacrosanctum Concilium 81

I have read of complaints in the St Blogosphere about the modern emphasis on resurrection at funerals. It was grounded in the bishops’ teaching at Vatican II: The rite for the burial of the dead should express more clearly the … Continue reading

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Sacrosanctum Concilium 80

More changes from Vatican II. It looks like the bishops really wanted to revise everything. The rite for the consecration of virgins at present found in the Roman Pontifical is to be revised. Moreover, a rite of religious profession and … Continue reading

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Sacrosanctum Concilium 79

Leaving behind the sacraments, we turn to a brief entry on sacramentals, which begins by enlisting the same principle which is to guide the general scope of liturgical reform: The sacramentals are to undergo a revision which takes into account … Continue reading

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Sacrosanctum Concilium 78

We continue in a matrimonial mood, first hearing that like Confirmation, the Rite of Marriage is ideally celebrated with the Eucharist. Matrimony is normally to be celebrated within the Mass, after the reading of the gospel and the homily, and … Continue reading

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Sacrosanctum Concilium 77

Vatican II did have something to say about the wedding liturgy: The marriage rite now found in the Roman Ritual is to be revised and enriched in such a way that the grace of the sacrament is more clearly signified … Continue reading

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