Thursday, March 21, 2019

YOURS TRULY THE CELEBRANT FOR THE EXTRAORDINARY FORM OF THE MASS FOR THE THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT AT THE CATHEDRAL OF SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST AT 1 PM AT LAFAYETTE SQUARE IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN SAVANNAH. BE THERE OR BE SQUARE, LAFAYETTE SQUARE THAT IS

I know that the Gospel reading is no longer read at Sunday Mass in the revised three year lectionary. It is only to be found for daily Mass readings. The same is true of the Epistle. What a shame these Lenten Sunday readings are no longer heard in the Ordinary Form Sunday cycles for Lent. Scandalous actually!



4 comments:

John Nolan said...

Compare this with Cranmer's BCP for Lent III.

Collect: 'We beseech thee, Almighty God, look upon the hearty desires of thy humble servants, and stretch forth the right hand of thy Majesty, to be our defence against all our enemies.'

Epistle: Ephesians 5, 1-9

Gospel: Luke 11, 14-28

Familiar? It should be. Now compare it with the same passages in the NO. Of course, that Gospel passage had to go - too strong meat might put off Sunday congregations. Yet there are those who still think the 1970 Lectionary, cobbled together in haste and signed off by Paul VI without his even reading it, is the best thing since sliced bread. God help us.

Paul McCarthy said...

Father see you there Sunday.

TJM said...

John Nolan,

The Novus Ordo is full of pablum, no surprise.

Mark Thomas said...

I don't understand as to why Latin Church priests don't follow Father McDonald's lead in the restoration of liturgical peace throughout the Church.

Offer the Novus Ordo for those who desire to worship via the OF.

Offer the EF for those desire to worship via the TLM.

That is that...very simple.

Pax.

Mark Thomas