Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Another Liturgical Revolution Coming?

These guys claim to be well-informed.

Reliable sources close to the Holy See have indicated that sometime in the second half of 2018, the Novus Ordo Lectionary and Calendar are to be imposed upon the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Mass. 

The new Roman Missal will become available on the First Sunday of Advent 2018 but the Vatican will allow a two-year period to phase it in....

Other sources say that the above is complete balderdash.

There has been discussion about the OF's three-year cycle of readings.  People who favor it say that the more extensive readings from the NT and the inclusion of OT readings are a good thing.  People who oppose it say that it's a LOT easier for the people in the pews to grasp a repeated 52 than a repeated 156 readings.

What IS certain is that the Propers of the Mass (remember them??) have not been updated to reflect the OF cycle.  Maybe just eliminating them will be the next major change; and under Pp. Francis, that could very easily happen.

1 comment:

Herbert Glives said...

If true this is worrying.

The same people seem to be under attack, according to their subsequent posts: