Category Archives: post-conciliar liturgy documents

Misadventures in Roman Documents

I noticed an effort at CMAA’s forum to duplicate a discussion we had here almost five years ago. Looking at GIRM 30 through 41, the author intends to … (highlight) some issues that would at times vary from what I … Continue reading

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PS 108: Final Words

Paschale Solemnitatis concludes thus: “It is proper to the Paschal festivity that the whole Church rejoice at the forgiveness of sins, which is not only for those who are reborn in Holy Baptism, but also for those who have long been … Continue reading

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PS 107: Pentecost

Remember, you can check Paschale Solemnitatis on this site, among many on the internet. 107. This sacred period of fifty days concludes with Pentecost Sunday, when the gift of the Holy Spirit to the Apostles, the beginnings of the Church … Continue reading

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PS 106: Popular Piety During the Easter Season

Remember, you can check the full document Paschale Solemnitatis on this site, among many on the internet. We discussed something of today’s topic in our examination of the Directory on Popular Piety and the Liturgy. There is the principle that … Continue reading

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PS 105: Blessing Homes at Easter

Remember, you can check the full document Paschale  Solemnitatis on this site, among many on the internet. 105. Where there is the custom of blessing houses in celebration of the Resurrection, this blessing is to be imparted after the Solemnity … Continue reading

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PS 104: Easter Communion, Especially for the Sick

Remember, you can check the full document Paschal Solemnitatis on this site, among many on the internet. 104. During Easter time, pastors should instruct the faithful who have been already initiated into the Eucharist on the meaning of the Church’s precept … Continue reading

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PS 102-103: The Neophytes at Easter

Remember, you can check the full document Paschale Solemnitatis on this site, among many on the internet. In these sections, the CDWDS reminds us of the place of neophytes in prayer during the Easter season, especially during the week following … Continue reading

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PS 100-101: Fifty Days of Easter

Remember, you can check the full document Paschale Solemnitatis on this site, among many on the internet. 100. The celebration of Easter is prolonged throughout the Easter season. The fifty days from Easter Sunday to Pentecost Sunday are celebrated as … Continue reading

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PS 99: Paschal Candle

Remember, you can check all of Paschale Solemnitatis on this site, among many on the internet. Do not neglect the Paschal Candle once the Vigil is over: 99. The paschal candle has its proper place either by the ambo or … Continue reading

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PS 97-98: Easter Day

Remember, you can check the full document Paschale Solemnitatis on this site, among many on the internet. We’re now done with considerations of the Easter Vigil (PS 77-96), so we turn out attention to the next morning: 97. Mass is … Continue reading

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PS 95-96: Promoting and Preparing the Easter Vigil

Remember, you can check all of Paschale Solemnitatis on this site, among many on the internet. With these two sections, some notes on publicity and catechesis: 95. In announcements concerning the Easter Vigil care should be taken not to present … Continue reading

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PS 93-94: Pastoral Considerations for the Easter Vigil

Remember, you can check the full document Paschale Solemnitatis on this site, among many on the internet. Now that we’ve reviewed the structure of the Vigil in some detail(PS 82-92) we now turn to pastoral consideration that might impact the celebration. … Continue reading

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PS 90-92: Liturgy of the Eucharist at the Easter Vigil

Remember, you can check the full document Paschale Solemnitatis on this site, among many on the internet. 90. The celebration of the Eucharist forms the fourth part of the Vigil and marks its high point, for it is in the … Continue reading

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PS 88-89: Liturgy of Baptism at the Easter Vigil

Remember, you can check the full document Paschale Solemnitatis on this site, among many on the internet. In these two sections, Rome treats the third major part of the Easter Vigil: 88. The third part of the Vigil is the … Continue reading

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PS 87: Gloria to Homily at the Easter Vigil

You can check the full document Paschale Solemnitatis on this site, among many on the internet. 87. After the readings from the Old Testament, the hymn “Gloria in excelsis” is sung, the bells are rung in accordance with local custom, … Continue reading

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