Saturday, November 15, 2008

A Question

Can the Eucharistic Prayer in the Ordinary Form of Mass be said in silence in the manner of the Extraordinary Form of Mass?

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have no source matter to refer to, but if they are but two forms of the same rite, then I would say yes, why not?

10:25 AM  
Blogger Ttony said...

Benedict XVI PP now gloriously reigning says "Yes", but the Tablet tells us that he isn't a trained liturgist.

3:58 PM  
Blogger Mac McLernon said...

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6:21 PM  
Blogger Pastor in Valle said...

Cardinal Hume said that it was quite all right in a talk to the priests of this diocese.
And the text of the Mass directs that the Words of Consecration be said 'clara ac distincte'; this might be taken to suggest that the rest of the Canon be said unclearly and undistinctly.………

7:59 PM  
Blogger la mamma said...

I remember a priest I know (and you may well know him too) saying, 'you cannae make God in your head', which I take to mean that the words of Consecration at least need to be said out loud.

9:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

la mamma:

very true, but a whisper is still audible! ;-P

10:04 PM  
Blogger Matt Doyle said...

The Birmingham Oratory did once, so it must be okay.

3:07 AM  
Blogger Ttony said...

From "The Spirit of the Liturgy", the part of the section on the human voice pp 214-216, which begins:

"In 1978, to the annoyance of many liturgists, I said that in no sense does the whole Canon always have to be said out loud."

10:10 AM  

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