Another perspective on ad orientem--the priest leading
Yeah, that was me. I was sore the next morning.Fr. McDonald, I wonder if you've seen the Aug. 18th ad orientem article posted on the website of the Archdiocese of Washington? http://shar.es/1nP9aD
Well, I guess he should've been cited for "Following too close" (while on the motorcycle) and for "Failure to wear seat belt" once he boarded the car!Changing gears, I read a recent article by a young priest which questioned the historical pedigree of Eucharistic Prayer II (he asserts that more recent scholarship shows that it cannot be attributed to Hippolytus and that it is of Eastern origin and is, therefore, not appropriate for the Roman (Western) Rite). He also mentioned that the current GIRM states that EP II is only to be used on weekdays.In my parish, I can't say that I can recall the last time that EP I (the Roman Canon) was used at Sunday Mass. EP II, however, has been used quite regularly on Sundays--what gives? Why doesn't the bishop enforce the GIRM (at a minimum)?
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