Re: Tridentine Re: [Gnosticism2] Re: Gnostic creation.
- 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
Good summary. I should say that we have said mass facing the people
since the early 60's.
Mike Leavitt ac998@...
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, ernststrohregenmantelrad
> A book to read isThanks for the timely suggestion; I was making a list last night of
> "The Reform of the Roman Liturgy: Its problems and
> by Monsignor Klaus Gamber
> 1993 Una Voce Press.
books I wanted to look into.