Bishop Emeritus Edward J. Slattery joins us to talk about the sacred liturgy.
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A few things we discuss in the episode:
- Ad Orientem: Ad orientem, Latin for “to the east”, is a posture in Christian liturgy, today generally unrelated to the geographical east. Practically, it only means that the priest offers Mass (Eucharist) on the same side of the altar as the people, facing the same direction as the people, which, depending on the orientation of the church and the position of the altar within it, can be towards the west or any other direction rather than to the east and thus no longer has the significance it once had of facing east, the rising sun, which, according to a traditionalist Catholic view is symbolic of the “New Jerusalem”, with the priest leading his flock as the Good Shepherd does.
- The Spirit of the Liturgy by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger
- The Traditional Latin Mass – The Traditional Latin Mass was the exclusive form celebrated during the Second Vatican Council. As a matter of fact, most of the changes that have been introduced by the 1960’s liturgical reform took place in the years after the Second Vatican Council. The Council itself never abolished the traditional liturgy, and its famous document about the Liturgy of the Church, “Sacrosanctum Concillium,” mentions only the possibility of some adaptations but never called for the change of language nor the rite of the Holy Mass as a whole.It is, therefore, very desirable that all the faithful should know the traditional liturgy and should be able to understand its significance and its importance for the future of Holy Mother Church. For more info click here.
Discussing sacred liturgy with Bishop Edward Slattery
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