Monday, July 9, 2012
THE NUPTIAL LITURGY CONUNDRUM
This past Saturday I had my second Nuptial Mass since the new revised English missal came into use. I've had plenty of Nuptial Liturgies outside of Mass, but Saturday's was my second Nuptial Mass using the new missal.
The new missal has a very unusual rubric. The penitential act is to be omitted and now it explicitly says to say or chant the Gloria.
Without the Penitential Act's introduction, it is awkward to get from the Greeting to the Gloria. For example to say or chant "The Lord be with you" and its response, do you then go directly into the Gloria?
On Saturday, I said some spontaneous remarks that in retrospect was simply poor liturgical blather.
I don't think it would have been forbidden to have the Rite of Sprinkling with Holy Water, but I don't know.
The Anglican Use Rite for the Nuptial Mass has the Kyrie chanted or said after the chanting of the Introit and the Greeting followed by the Gloria. How does that sound?