Oct 102012

Jimmy Akin has an update regarding the uses of modified Agnus Dei in the  liturgy. He now has the bulletin from the USCCB himself and he posted (bolding is his):

This alteration is effective immediately, and affects all existing and future musical settings of the Lamb of God.

The relevant paragraph [of the bishops’ document Sing to the Lord: Music in Divine Worship] now reads (new text in underline):

188. The supplicatory chant Agnus Dei accompanies the Fraction Rite. It is, “asa rule, sung by the choir or cantor with the congregation responding; or it is, at least, recited aloud. This invocation accompanies the fraction and, for this reason, may be repeated as many times as necessary until the rite has reached its conclusion, the last time ending woth the word dona nobis pacem (grant us peace)” (GIRM, no. 83). The Agnus Dei should not be prolonged unnecessarily (see GIRM, no. 83) nor may other texts be added to this chant.

In other liturgical news Rorate Caeli has a letter from the CDW in response to a question from the Philippines.

“The liturgical law of the Roman Rite does not foresee the use of dance or drama within the Sacred Liturgy, unless particular legislation has been enacted by the Bishops’ Conference and confirmed by the Holy See. Any other practice is to be considered an abuse.”

Hey another step to reducing the leotardation of the liturgy.

On the humorous side “Eye of the Tiber” strikes gold again with SSPX Acolyte Stumbles During Offertory; Mass Deemed Invalid.

  5 Responses to “Liturgical News”

  1. “Leotardation of the liturgy”!!! I nearly fell out of my chair. I don’t care what anybody says, that’s funny right there.

    Fr. Philip Neri, OP

  2. Jeff, believe “IT” or not, I still remembered, by heart, saying those words below which “I” learned during the mid/late sixties when “I” served High Mass.

    Agnus Dei qui tollis peccata mundi, miserere nobis
    Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi, miserere nobis.
    Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi, dona nobis pacem. Amen

    Anyway I don’t have any problem if U>S (usual sinners) in our church make some changes but long story short, I do get in an UP roar when The Catholic Church that “I” accepted since a child, allow dogs in animal flesh, for whatever reason, to attend Mass cause at this time, I believe that we have enough spiritual dogs in human flesh and leave “IT” at that for NOW!

    Personally, I don’t think that “I’M” that hard to get along with because for example when some priest raise the host way UP and says; “Happy are those who are called to His supper” and some priest say, “Blessed are those who are called to His supper”. Our parish is expected to reply something like, I’m not worthy to have you under my roof but only say the word and my spirit will be safed. What “I” actually reply out loud is, Lord Jesus Christ, I’m not worthy to have you under my room but only say the word and my soul and spirit will be saved. No one as yet thrown me out for doing so.

    Also, just before they read the Gospel according to “Jesus” the priest or deacon says; A reading from the Holy Gospel according to. … and most reply, praise to you Lord while doing the sign of “The Cross”.

    For years now I’ve been adding to “IT”, Praise and Glory to You Lord Jesus Christ.

    There’s another change where the word praised has been removed but I still add the word ” Praise” to the new change for GOD (Good Old Dad).

    I hear ya! Victor, why can’t you follow the new changes?

    Too long to explain here folks but if His Holiness wrote me a letter and told me to follow the letter these changes, I probably would listen and Obey what He told me but then “I” don’t think that He would do that at this time cause there have been so many so called christian aliens in human flesh invating our church and “I” believe that His Holiness would deal with them before He dealt with my so called possible silly changes.

    I better close NOW!

    Go Figure!


  3. To keep “The Above” record straight Victor! Did that not take place in the late fifties and early sixties when you were an Altar Boy, where you stole from “The Holy Angels” and on the third occasions, The Priest at that time who was Saint Francis looked you in the eyes and simply told your soul that “There are a LOT of Hypocrites in this world” and so with those words, He put a stop to “IT”!. Is that not so Victor? 🙂

    WHATEVER sinner vic! 🙁


  4. “The Leotardization of the Liturgy” or the “Retardation of the Rite?” any way you look at it, I think Benedict has done a lot to stop the bleeding and the nakedness. Just sayin…..

  5. I’m no SSPXer and I enjoy satire as much or more as the next guy, but it has to have a least a bit of reality to it to “work”. Unfortunately, the following link is not accidental, but instead completely intentional, as are most of the things which lead folks to question the validity of masses these days: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxfO7a7_bWs

    Just tryin’ to keep it real….

    Pax Christi,
    Jeff H.

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