Friday, March 10, 2017
I DISAGREE THAT THE ORDINARY FORM OF THE MASS CAN'T BE AS REVERENT AS THE EXTRAORDINARY FORM EVEN IF LATIN IS NOT USED
WHAT YOU ARE ABOUT TO READ WILL NOT BE SUCCESSFUL UNLESS IT COMES FROM ON HIGH, FROM THE POPE AND BISHOPS OF THE HOLY ROMAN, LATIN RITE OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH. IF THIS IS NOT THE DIRECTION OF LEADERSHIP ANY CONGREGATION AND PRIEST DOING SO FROM BELOW WILL BE SEEN AS IDIOSYNCRATIC AND THE WORK OF THE PRIEST PROMOTING IT WITH BE UNDONE BY A SUBSEQUENT PASTOR WHO DOES NOT ACCEPT THE RE-SACRALIZATION OF THE MASS IN THE ORDINARY FORM. WE CANNOT REFORM THE ORDINARY FORM IF SUBSEQUENT BISHOPS AND PRIESTS PREFER STATUS QUO AND RETURN TO IT THUS CREATING MORE ANGST AND DIVISION IN PARISHES.
What does an Ordinary Form Mass, even all in English, which recaptures the Sacrifice and reverence of the Extraordinary Form?
1. It begins with the reform of the OF Roman Missal to include what the Ordinariate's Divine Worship the Missal already accomplishes except ours would not have the Anglican patrimony or archaic English, but would allow for the use of EF characteristics gutted from the current OF Roman Missal.
2. The Mass is celebrated ad orientem with the chanting in English of the Propers, Introit, Offertory and Communion Antiphons and as it is done in the EF Roman Missal. This allows for plain chant in English or more complicated forms of English chant but certainly does not exclude our patrimony in Latin!
3. The entire Mass is celebrated ad orientem as in the EF Missal except for the Liturgy of the Word which remains as is in terms of style but without the useless repetition of the refrain of a "responsorial psalm, but the use of the Gradual and Tract.
4. The return of the use of the altar railing with communion received kneeling and on the tongue and the only option for the Precious Blood for the laity by way of intinction, not the common chalice.
5. The rule of silence in the Church maintained scrupulously before, during and after Mass.
6. Silence occurring in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in the context of actual liturgical prayer rather than imposed on the liturgy after certain elements of the Mass. This means a Silent Canon and other points of silence during actual liturgical prayer that is common in the EF Roman Missal.
Any other suggestions that embraces the Ordinary Form of the Mass and does not suggest it be suppressed in favor of the 1962 Roman Missal?????