Category Archives: Rites

OCM 62-63: Exchanging Consent

What couples and ministers once (or continue) to term as “wedding vows” is listed as “Consent” in the revised rite. 62. The bridegroom says: I, N., take you, N., to be my wife. I promise to be faithful to you, … Continue reading

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OCM 61: Inviting Consent

What couples and ministers once (or continue) to term as “wedding vows” is listed as “Consent” in the revised rite. 61. The Priest invites them to declare their consent: Since it is your intention to enter the Covenant of Holy … Continue reading

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Scripture for the Sick or Dying: Isaiah 61:1-3

In the Gospels, Jesus’ first liturgical role was a reader at a synagogue service (Luke 4:18-19). He cited this passage in Isaiah: The spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me; He has sent … Continue reading

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Funeral Lectionary: 2 Corinthians 1:3-7

Corresponding with my friend John Donaghy, deacon and missionary, he shared the readings he selected for his funeral. The passage from the second Corinthian letter isn’t in the funeral lectionary, but I think it’s a good inclusion. I asked John … Continue reading

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Funeral Lectionary: 2 Timothy 1:9-10

I had another recent funeral in which the family went off the page (but stayed in the Book) to find a reading that they felt was suitable for a father’s funeral. Some Catholic clergy and liturgists get the yips on … Continue reading

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Funeral Lectionary: Psalm 16: 1-2, 7-11

I had an experience with the funeral of a choir spouse recently. The family requested Psalm 16, and specifically Scott Soper’s fine setting. OCP’s editors place it in their annual missal in the Psalter. The antiphon is a bit long … Continue reading

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Restoration of Order

I noticed this essay and commentary on flipping Confirmation to pre-First Eucharist. Aside from liturgy and sacramental theology, Eastern Christianity was one of the fields I studied and term-papered in grad school. I was quite familiar with the early bishops … Continue reading

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