Category Archives: post-conciliar liturgy documents

PS 16: “Stational” Gatherings

Remember, you can check the full document Paschale Solmnenitatis on this site, among many others on the internet. Are you aware of the tradition of “stational” churches? 16. “All Lenten observances should be of such a nature that they also … Continue reading

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PS 14-15: Lenten Penance

Remember, you can check Paschale Solemnitatis on this site, among many on the internet. If the main vector of Lent for the faithful is the Word and the sacraments of initiation, Penance is not out of the picture, certainly: 14. “The … Continue reading

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PS 11-13: Lenten Liturgy

Remember, you can check the full document Paschale Solemnitatis on this site, among many on the internet. Having reviewed RCIA yesterday, let’s review the first three sections which inform us of “Celebrations during the Lenten season.” First a reminder of the … Continue reading

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PS 7-10: Christian Initiation

Remember, you can check the full document on this site, among many on the internet. Lent involves the RCIA, and there’s a bit of discussion on how this impacts liturgy: 7. The whole rite of Christian initiation has a markedly … Continue reading

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PS 6: The Season of Lent

Remember, you can check the full document on this site, among many others on the internet. A brief citation from the Ceremonial of Bishops introduces this chapter (PS 6-26) on Lent: 6. “The annual Lenten season is the fitting time … Continue reading

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PS 5: Purpose of Paschale Solemnitatis

Remember, you can check Paschale Solemnitatis on this site, among many on the internet. In 1988, the curia’s diagnosis warranted  review of important points. As we’ve discussed earlier, this document presents little novelty, but will likely contain a few surprises … Continue reading

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PS 3-4: Challenges for Paschal Observances

Remember, you can check the full document on this site, among many on the internet. First, the acknowledgement that many Christians actively and devotedly engage their faith during the Lent-Triduum-Easter cycle: 3. In many parts of the Christian world, the … Continue reading

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