RDCA II, 72-78: Liturgy of the Eucharist

The Liturgy of the Eucharist follows. I’ll give some of the highlights in brief in this post. In #72, the following antiphon is given for the preparation of the gifts:

Lord God, in the simplicity of my heart I have joyously offered all things to you; with joy I have looked upon your chosen people, Lord God, I have obeyed your will.

No psalm given with this, but the uncited reference is 1 Chronicles 29:17, part of David’s canticle at the succession of his son Solomon as king.

Number 73 indicates the bishop will kiss the altar and “Mass proceeds in the usual way; however, neither the gifts nor the altar are incensed.”

Number 74 gives the prayer over the gifts.

“Eucharistic Prayer I or III is said,” according to RDCA II, 75, which then provides the proper preface for the Mass. Insertions for Prayer I (#76) and III (#77) are given.

The antiphon options for Communion go with Psalm 128:

My house shall be called a house of prayer, says the Lord: in it all who ask shall receive, all who seek shall find, and all who knock will have the door opened to them (alleluia).

May the children of the Church be like olive branches around the table of the Lord (alleluia).



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Todd lives in the Pacific Northwest, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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One Response to RDCA II, 72-78: Liturgy of the Eucharist

  1. This is the first time the bishop kisses the altar and acknowledges it as a sign of Christ. The Dedication Preface is particularly beautiful as are the insertions for the Eucharistic Prayers.

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