provide the texts of chants/minor propers?
Yes. In addition to the orations for Mass, the texts of the chants (Introit,
Gradual, Alleluia, Tract, Offertory, and Communion) are provided in
Worship as found in the musical patrimony of the Anglican tradition. The Coverdale translations of the Psalm texts in the chants are common to the
Anglican Missals and Anglican translations of the Graduale Romanum. The
Gradual and the Alleluia given in the Missal may always be replaced by the
Responsorial Psalm and Alleluia of the Lectionary. In addition to, or in
place of, the Introit, Offertory, and Communion, an appropriate hymn mayalso be sung.
Which Eucharistic Prayer is used?
The Missal contains two Eucharistic Prayers. The Roman Canon is the
normative Eucharistic Prayer of the
celebration of Mass. The
Alternative Eucharistic Prayer, which corresponds to Eucharistic Prayer II
, is provided for Masses on weekdays, for Masses withchildren, and other Masses where pastoral needs suggest it.
How does Mass according to
The rites preceding the Liturgy of the Word, namely the Entrance, the
Reverence of the Altar, the Collect for Purity, the
Summary of the Law, the Kyrie, the
Gloria, the greeting, and the Collect have the character of a beginning
and preparation. Their purpose is to ensure that the faithful who gather as
one dispose themselves to listen properly to God’s Word and to celebrate
the Eucharist worthily. The Missal includes several appendices with
additional options for these preparatory rites. The Prayers of Preparation
may be prayed by the Priest and Ministers in the sacristy before Mass, or
the Prayers at the Foot of the Altar may be prayed at the lowest steps of
the altar after the Priest and Ministers have vested. The Rite of Sprinkling
of Holy Water as a memorial of Baptism may precede the principal
Sunday Mass and is especially fitting during the Sundays in Eastertide.
On occasion, especially during Lent, the recitation of the Decalogue may
replace theSummary of the Law
Why are there two forms of the Offertory?
provides for two forms of the Offertory, in order to respect a
divergence in the liturgical experience among the Ordinariate communities.
The first form of the Offertory is drawn from the Anglican Missal
tradition. The second form reflects the
as revised following
the Second Vatican Council. The choice of the Offertory form should
reflect the overall shape of the liturgical celebration, such as the distinction
between Sunday and weekday Masses, and is made within the context of
the particular tradition of a parish of the Ordinariate. It is not meant toprovide variety from Sunday to Sunday