Re: [liturgy-l] Ash Wednesday and Lent
- In a message dated 3/2/2006 9:17:45 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
There should be no Mass or Eucharist on Ash Wednesday because it is a fast
day. (We've been around and around on this before on this list. You don't
feast and fast at the same time.) The fast begins at midnight, and therefore
the first Ash Wednesday liturgy would be Matins, not Vespers. (I mean, what
would one do with fat Tuesday---Mardi gras?) One might receive communion at
the end of Wednesday. I think there's something to be said for saving
communion for Sundays in Lent, not the days "of" Lent.
I thought that historically the only day without a Mass would be Good Friday.
The current ECUSA Prayer Book certainly allows for a Mass on Ash Wednesday,
with certain penitential features added including the blessing and imposition
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> Frank Senn wrote:Frank,
>> The reform of the Roman Mass in 1969 erred liturgically in troping the
>> Kyrie with the penitential petitions.
Could you clarify the error? I understand that the Kyrie is not originally
penitential in nature and I know that the Roman Mass includes it within the
penitential rite (at least in the 3rd option) but my impression is that the
tropes are acclamations not penitential petitions.