Wednesday, July 4, 2012
THE ANGLICAN ORDINARIATE GETS ALL THE GOOD STUFF! DIES IRAE, SEPTUAGESIMA AND SACRAL ENGLISH WITH THEES AND THOUS AND BETTER WEDDING AND FUNERAL RITES! READ ON--MAYBE THERE IS HOPE FOR THE LATIN RITE TOO?
The Holy See has released the revised Liturgies for Weddings and Funerals for the Anglican Ordinariate here in the USA and England. It is far superior to the ones we have in the Latin Rite although ours haven't been revised yet and are still awaiting revision, so I am praying that the following are the template for the Latin Rite's revision! Why should the former Anglicans have a better liturgy than the Latin Rite--it just isn't fair!
We've already seen that their calendar is far superior to the current Latin Rite Calendar which includes Sundays after Epiphany and after Pentecost and the return of the season of Septuagesima! You can refresh yourself by pressing HERE and becoming depressed over their good fortune not accorded the Latin Rite!
First I'll give you the Marriage Rite and of course following marriage is death, so I'll give you the funeral rites after marriage!
I wonder if the mixing of "rites' will begin to happen as the Anglican Ordinariate seems to be getting all the good stuff and sacral language to boot!
The Marriage Rite of the Anglican Ordinariate:
Press HERE for their revised Marriage Rite (The Latin Rite's is still in the process of being revised, although the new English Missal has most of it except for the marriage vows, etc)
The Marriage vows:
I, N, take thee, N, to my wedded wife, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse: for richer, for poorer; in sickness and in health; to love and to cherish, till death us do part, according to God's holy law; and thereto I plight thee my troth.
The Giving of the rings:
With this ring I thee wed; with my body I thee worship; and all my worldly goods with thee I share: In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit (Ghost). Amen.
Then the pronouncement of them being husband and wife:
Then shall the Priest or Deacon join their right hands together,
Those whom God hath joined together let no man put asunder.
Then shall the Priest or Deacon say to the people:
Forasmuch as N and N have consented together in holy wedlock, and
have witnessed the same before God and this company, and thereto
have given and pledged their troth either to other, and have declared the same by giving and receiving of a ring [or rings], and by joining of hands; I pronounce that they be man and wife together, In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit (Ghost). Amen.
The Funeral Rites of the Anglican Ordinariate:
Press HERE their revised Funeral Rite (The Latin Rite is still in progress and I hope they'll allow us this one!)
"15. Either black or violet vestments may be worn during a Funeral Mass. In the case of a funeral of a child who died before attaining the age of reason, white vestments are used."
And Dang! They get the Dies Irae as a sequence before the Gospel if they want it!
The readings are chosen from the appropriate section of the Roman
Lectionary. In place of the Responsorial Psalm and Gospel Acclamation, any of the psalms from the Order for Funerals outside Mass may be used.
The Sequence Dies Irae (Day of Wrath) may be sung or recited, if suitable.
Absolution at the Bier is basically the Tridentine's Requiem in good English that is sacral! How come they get to have all the good stuff?
6. After the Funeral Mass, the rite of Absolution at the Bier is celebrated. This rite is not to
be understood as a purification of the dead—which is effected rather by the Eucharistic sacrifice—but as the last farewell with which the Christian community honours one of its members before the body is committed to the earth. This rite is accompanied by the sprinkling with holy water and the censing. The sprinkling with holy water, which recalls the person’s entrance into eternal life through Baptism, and the incensation, which honours the body of the deceased as a temple of the Holy Spirit, may also be considered as signs of farewell.