Friday, April 6, 2012


The Asperges will be celebrated as a prelude to Mass,not a part of it, and it will be celebrated in the EF Tradition with the schola singing the Vidi Aquam and Easter Water sprinkled which was consecrated at the Easter Vigil:

Prelude Processional: "All You on Earth"

The Preludal Asperges, Vidi Aquam, priest dressed in cope

After the Asperges, the priest changes to chasuble, genuflects before the altar, approaches it, kisses it and incenses as the Introit is chanted in Latin. The Mass is celebrated Ad Orientem also known as Facing God or Facing the Liturgical East where the Lord Jesus will return in Sacrament and at the End of Time, Second Coming:


I arose and am still with Thee, alleluia:
Thou hast laid Thine hand upon me, alleluia:
Thy knowledge is become wonderful,
alleluia, alleluia. Ps. Lord, Thou has searched
me and known Me: Thou knowest my
sitting down and my rising up. V. Glory be
to the Father.

Penitential Act at the Foot of the Altar:

Greeting, introduction to the Penitential Act and the English Confiteor and Absolution

The priest approaches the altar for:

Greek nine fold chanting of the Kyrie

The Priest intones the Gloria

The Collect is chanted in English at the Epistle Side of the Altar:

O God, who on this day,
through your Only Begotten Son,
have conquered death
and unlocked for us the path to eternity,
grant, we pray, that we who keep
the solemnity of the Lord’s Resurrection
may, through the renewal brought by your Spirit,
rise up in the light of life.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.

The Liturgy of the Word

First Reading: Acts 10:34a, 27-43


This is the day which the Lord hath made:
let us rejoice and be glad in it. V. Give
praise unto the Lord, for He is good: for
His mercy endureth for ever.

Epistle: Colossians 3:1-4

Sequence: Victimæ paschali laudes

Gospel Alleluia and verses from the Ordinary Form for Easter

Gospel: Chanted in English: John 20:1-9



Universal Prayers

Offertory Antiphon chanted in Latin and Presentation of the Offerings:

The earth trembled and was still when
God arose in judgment, alleluia

Prayer over the Offerings chanted in English:

Exultant with paschal gladness, O Lord,
we offer the sacrifice
by which your Church
is wondrously reborn and nourished.
Through Christ our Lord.

The Eucharistic Prayer (Preface Dialogue in Latin, Preface I of Easter chanted in English)

It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation,
at all times to acclaim you, O Lord,
but on this day above all
to laud you yet more gloriously,
when Christ our Passover has been sacrificed.
For he is the true Lamb
who has taken away the sins of the world;
by dying he has destroyed our death,
and by rising, restored our life.
Therefore, overcome with paschal joy,
every land, every people exults in your praise
and even the heavenly Powers, with the angelic hosts,
sing together the unending hymn of your glory,
as they acclaim:


The Roman Canon prayed in Latin but the Epiclesis and Consecrations chanted

Mysterium Fidei: Mortem tuam annuntiamus, Domine, et tuam resurrectionen confitemur donec venias.
Corrected English Translation: "We proclaim your Death O Lord, and profess your Resurrection until you come again."

The Per Ipsum and Great Amen

Pater Noster, Embolism and Doxology in Latin

Kiss of Peace

Agnus Dei

Communion Antiphon:

Chanted in Latin: Christ our Pasch is immolated, alleluia:
therefore let us feast with the unleavened
bread of sincerity and truth, alleluia, alleluia,

Communion Hymn: "Be Joyful, Mary, Heavenly Queen"

Prayer after Holy Communion, chanted in English:

Look upon your Church, O God,
with unfailing love and favor,
so that, renewed by the paschal mysteries,
she may come to the glory of the resurrection.
Through Christ our Lord.

The Solemn Easter Blessing in Latin

The Easter Dismissal:

Priest: Ite, Missa est, alleluia, alleluia

People: Deo Gratias, alleluia, alleluia

Recessional: "Jesus Christ is Risen Today"


Pater Ignotus said...

Importing rubrics - rites, gestures, postures, words or phrases - from the EF into the OF, or vice-versa, is not allowed.

From the EWTN Library:
"Mixing the Rites" "Therefore, we have two usages and two forms and two distinct missals for use in the same Roman rite. I believe that the only respectful attitude toward these two forms is to respect each one and follow the indications found in each missal. It is true, for example, that the new missal does not forbid the use of the maniple, but this does not mean that it may be used. Pope Paul VI's missal lists the vestments required for Mass and these are what should be used, no more and no less. The same must be said about gestures and other minor rites."

"Another question refers to those who believe that some or more elements from one rite could be incorporated into the other. Thus, some propose restoring the extraordinary form's beautiful offertory prayers to the ordinary form, or unifying the two liturgical calendars and the cycles of readings. These are valid points of debate, but only the Supreme Pontiff can authorize permanent changes in either form."

"I do not believe, however, that any element can be introduced which would contradict the ordinary form's clear rubrics or even render them ungainly."

Q answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum university.

Fr. Allan J. McDonald said...

The Asperges is purely a prelude. The OF Mass is in Latin and begins with its official Introit and incensation of the altar after it is kissed (although I have seen an OF Mass where the altar was incensed before it was kissed) and it is permissible to chant the gradual in place of the responsorial Psalm, apart from being ad orientem, there is no mixing of rites and ad orientem is permissible in the ordinary form of the Mass. I have a 2002 Editio Typica Tertia Roman Missal in Latin which I will use with the Ordinary Form Latin Mass. The introit, offertory and Communion antiphons are the same as the EF's--so no real hermeneutic of rupture between the two Masses.

ytc said...

I must concur with Pater, even though I prefer the fine rare wine that is the EF versus the bitter vinegar that is the OF.

However, the one point which I think might be okay is the asperges. I do wonder if it is okay to perform asperges outside the context of Mass. If so, then it would technically be legitimate to use the EF's asperges as a prelude to an OF Mass. It might not be within the "spirit" of things--and we know where that darn "spirit" got us!!--but I don't think it can be considered forbidden or even illicit, for that matter. Therefore, I think it is perfectly okay to have the EF asperges as a prelude to an OF Mass. Therefore I think it would be perfectly legitimate as well to wear a cope while performing asperges.

Fr. Allan J. McDonald said...

But this is an OF Latin Mass with all the Of prayer including theRoman Canon--if I did the ef asperes during the of mass that would be problematic and using the ef offertory and order of dismissal and Blessing and ef rubrics.

Pater Ignotus said...

Doesn't the OF offer the option for the Asperges? If so, why not use that option and not mix forms?

Fr. Allan J. McDonald said...

Yes, we chose the other option for the OF Mass, the Confiteor and Kyrie, we've chose not to use the rite of sprinkling during this OF Mass. And certainly we've chosen not to use the option of the question and answer creed with sprinkling at that time.

ytc said...

Pater, because if the OF asperges is used, it is within the Mass and necessarily excises the Penitential Act. In the EF, the asperges is performed as a separate rite before the Mass begins, and never replaces the Confiteor. Since the EF asperges is done outside of the context of Mass and is not necessarily connected to the Mass, it is not forbidden or illicit to perform it before an OF Mass. Since the EF asperges will not occur within the context of the OF Mass, it cannot be called "mixing" the Rites. The asperges and the Mass will be two separate rites, back-to-back, but not mixed.

Fr. McDonald wants to use the confiteor AND have asperges, and to do so, the EF asperges must be used and as a "prelude" to the Mass.

Looking at the whole of his post, there is nothing stated that explicitly or implicitly conflicts or mixes the Forms. At first I wasn't sure about the kissing of the altar (since that is done several times in the EF and I thought that is what he meant), but now I realize that he just means the kiss at the beginning of Mass.

Have fun, Father. I'm sure it will be a beautiful Mass.

Pater Ignotus said...

I'm confused - is the mass at 1:00 p.m. on Easter Ordinary Form or Extraordnary form?

Fr. Allan J. McDonald said...

Misprint in the newspaper, Ordinary Form Latin High Sung Mass with a devotion to precede it.

Gene said...

What do you care, Ignotus? You gonna' show up? LOL!

Templar said...

You've got to be joking Pater. When Father McDonald posts about the EF you ridicule it as Traditionalist Nonsense, but when he posts about making some changes to the OF --- changes allowed by the rubrics, but not what you'd normally find in a run of the mill modernist "faith community" that masquerades as a Catholic Church --- it's queue Pavlov's Dogs time and in you rush to cite the EWTN library (didn't know they were an official arm of the Vatican these days).

There's a pool going on how long before you're re-assigned again. The Diocese has obviously figured out that any one Parish can only handle you for a couple of years without causing permanent damage to the congregation.

ytc said...

It's a Latin OF Mass with all the goodies (Confiteor, Roman Canon), and with an EF asperges preceding the Mass, as in, not part of the Mass.

Pater Ignotus said...

Ah - thx.

Gene said...

Hey, Templar, what's the ante for the Ignotus Revolving Parish pool?

Since he is such an "ecumenicist," do we include protestant parishes as potential pastorates for him? If so, then the odds change considerably...with more locations to choose from, his rotations will unquestionably be more frequent.

If we pick the time of his re-assignment and the unfortunate parish correctly, do we get double our money?

I was also wondering, do Catholics re-assign like the Baptists and just show up outside the rectory one morning with a U-Haul, a check, and a cake?

Or do they do like the Presbyterians and send the problem pastor to a wealthy "country club" parish where nobody really cares what he does as long as he shoots par and keeps his hands off the wives.

Or maybe like the Methodists who, in order to circumvent the problem altogether, just rotate everybody every two or three years...unless the church has a huge apportionment and wants him to stay.

Or the Episcoplians, who send him off to teach philosophy at some snooty little college where they wear academic robes to class, then replace him with a lesbian pastor to confuse everyone?

Wow! So many choices...LOL!

Pater said...

Temp - I did not call the EF "Traditionalist nonsense." But Never did, never will. Other things, yes, but not the EF of the mass.

And I think I have served in one parish as pastor longer than Good Father McDonald has in one parish...

And I maintain, as do the experts I read from Fr. Z to EWTN, that mixing EF and OF in one liturgy is not allowed. Good Father McDonald plays a little game here, calling the EF Asperges a "prelude" to OF mass. But that's about as "rupture" as it gets. It is also most than a little Jesuitically dishonest.

And the word you wanted is "cue" not "queue."

Fr. Allan J. McDonald said...

There are many times during the year when parishes have preludes. Often there is a prelude at weddings, with great singing and while the unity candle is forbidden in my parish, I have seen mothers of the bride and groom light it as a prelude to the Mass as they are seated; I've also seen the non-liturgical lighting of the unity candle at nuptial Masses. I've also seen novenas and rosaries recited prior to Mass as well as the Stations of the Cross. To say that an "independent rite" whether in an EF or OF style can't also be done as a prelude to any Mass is a bit of a stretch. In fact the new Roman Missal for the OF now has the OF rite of sprinkling in the appendix as it states, "if the rite is celebrated during Mass, ti takes the place of the usual Penitential Act at the beginning of Mass." This tells me that it could also be celebrated as a prelude before Mass.

ytc said...

But Pater, it isn't mixing Forms. It's two separate liturgies, without any bleeding into each other, back-to-back.