The New Liturgical Movement has photos of its opening Mass for the Church Music Association of America's Colloquium at the Cathedral of the Madeleine in Salt Lake City. This is an Ordinary Form Mass. I can't help but wonder if the Ordinary Form of the Mass had been celebrated this way from the beginning if we would not have had and continue to have the liturgy wars and the dueling EF/OF scenario. I guess will have to wait until heaven when we can play back parallel time.
I hope a lot of our bishops see these pictures. This should become the MANDATED NORM as to how the Ordinary Form should be celebrated. Do this (and revoke the indult for Communion in the Hand)along with singing the propers and I'll shut up!
Compare this concelebration to any other (including the one that sometimes shows at the top of this blog). The difference is minor: orderly appearance and ad orientem. Very simple.
At this point, I agree with Joseph; I'm ready to sign up for simple changes, perhaps I've been beaten up into submission -- ad orientem, kneeling for communion, less or no Prot hymns... Simple, simple, simple.
Is hem-lifting in the Ordinary Form rubrics?
The cathedral is gorgeous but, as usual, the altar is WAY TOO SMALL.
Way too small for what?
"Is hem-lifting in the Ordinary Form rubrics?"
Hey, don'tcha know? That anything goes in the Novus Ordo. Even reverence! (However rarely seen.)
Anonymous has a point. There is nothing in the rubrics of the OF which orders that the priest's chasuble be raised at the elevations. However, GIRM 42 says regarding gestures and posture that "attention should be paid to what is determined by this General Instruction and the traditional practice of the Roman Rite". Many gestures were explicitly dropped (most of them in 1967 before the NO was promulgated) and should not therefore be arbitrarily reinstated. The rubrics indicate a profound bow at the Et incarnatus in the Creed, rather than a genuflexion, but the slight bow at Adoratur and the sign of the cross at the Et vitam venturi have not been suppressed, are traditional, and so may be used.
Notice the maniples here too....
As I've always argued, the maniple was never abrogated. There was just never anything more said about it.
Silence doesn't excuse, silence assumes when the rule previously existed.
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