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sábado, 23 de janeiro de 2016

“A Brief Explanation of Some Aspects of the Mass in its Extraordinary Form Series”


CM 2To acquire a ”notable liturgical formation and a deep, personal familiarity with the earlier form of the liturgical celebration” (Motu Proprio, Benedict XVI, July 2007) or an exploration into the theological, historical, devotional, liturgical, ritualistic, architectural, artistic, linguistic, practical, legalistic, mystical… aspects of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.
Why is the Extraordinary Form so important?
Contrarily to a common misinformed affirmations, the desire to follow this Old Rite is not the fruit of a certain futile nostalgia of the past. It suffices to look at the crowds of young families and seminarians to be convinced. The EF carries within itself a mysterious strength, a power that transcends times and generations.
Since there is only one and unique teaching of our Mother the Church about the Sacrifice of the Mass, the core theology, divinely taught, cannot be the point of differentiation between one rite or another. They are all diverse expression of Continue reading