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Re: Tridentine Re: [Gnosticism2] Re: Gnostic creation.

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  • Mike Leavitt
    Hello David ... Good summary. I should say that we have said mass facing the people since the early 60 s. Regards -- Mike Leavitt ac998@lafn.org
    Message 1 of 39 , Feb 16, 2003
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      Hello David

      On 16-Feb-03, you wrote:

      > You're referring to the Tridentine mass.
      >
      > The point of the Vatican II reforms was to involve the laity in the
      > ceremony. The old mass was in Latin and the main portion, the
      > consecration, etc., was performed by the priest with his back to the
      > church, facing the altar, which was against the wall, while the
      > people watched passively & uncomprehendingly. Now the mass is in the
      > vernacular and the altar has been pulled away from the, to front
      > center stage, as it were, so the priest is facing the people when he
      > performs the consecration.
      >
      > There are some other changes, specific prayers changed or omitted,
      > (e.g. elimination of "Introibo ad altare Dei...") but that's the
      > gist of it.
      >
      > Ultraconservative Catholics are still up in arms about this change,
      > and the current Pope has allowed limited use of the Tridentine rite
      > to pacify them. You can probably find one near you, if you're
      > interested.

      Good summary. I should say that we have said mass facing the people
      since the early 60's.

      Regards
      --
      Mike Leavitt ac998@...
    • Gerry <gerryhsp@yahoo.com>
      ... Thanks for the timely suggestion; I was making a list last night of books I wanted to look into. Gerry
      Message 39 of 39 , Feb 19, 2003
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        --- In gnosticism2@yahoogroups.com, ernststrohregenmantelrad
        <no_reply@y...> wrote:
        > A book to read is
        >
        > "The Reform of the Roman Liturgy: Its problems and
        > Background"
        >
        > by Monsignor Klaus Gamber
        >
        > 1993 Una Voce Press.



        Thanks for the timely suggestion; I was making a list last night of
        books I wanted to look into.

        Gerry
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