For readers exasperated with the theological, liturgical and pastoral preliminaries, today we have a preview of “adaptations which can be made,” part b of chapter III.
The next numbered sections of part bconsider language (39), music and singing (40), gestures, postures, and other movements (41-42), art (43), and devotions (44-45).
Longer sections will follow, but a short one for the moment:
38. In an analysis of a liturgical action with a view to its inculturation, it is necessary to consider the traditional value of the elements of the action and in particular their biblical or patristic origin (cf. above Nos. 21-26), because it is not sufficient to distinguish between what can be changed and what is unchangeable.
Not everything that can be changed should be changed.