|Splendid: The Gospel being read in French, versus populum, at the Solemn Pontifical Mass|
Thank God for Robert Cardinal Sarah. He gets it! He understands that Pope Benedict when His Holiness unlocked the locked vault in the archives of Church liturgy, that having the EF and OF Masses celebrated together would lead to "mutual enrichment" not just of the EF's influence on the OF but just as importantly the OF's influence on the EF.
It has come to fruition, although Father Z lamments it. He should be doing a dance, a liturgical dance of happiness.
I lift this from Fr. Z's blog:
At the end of the Chartres Pilgrimage, during the splendid Mass with Card. Sarah in the Usus Antiquior, the Subdeacon faced the people instead of ad orientem, and spoke (didn’t sing) the Epistle in French. The Deacon spoke the Gospel in French. Epistle HERE – Gospel HERE.
I personally think this is marvelous and in fact this is what I have done had some of the EF High and Solemn High Masses I've had over the years.
What do you think about Pope Benedict's organic development of the EF Mass as Cardinal Sarah promotes in this splendid Mass?