aug 202012
 

Den engelske presten, Fr. Ray Blake, skriver ganske interessant om hvordan han feirer den nye (og den tradisjonelle) messen:

Most of the Masses I celebrate, in either Form, are strictly according to the rubrics, including the turning from the altar to the people at the proper times. At a said Mass I read the entrance and communion antiphon, at a Mass where our choir is present, following the rubrics these are sung in preference to hymns, we also follow the rubric in singing the Gradual in preference to the Responsorial Psalm, because we have bought copies of the new Graduale, we even sing the Offertorium.

Alt var heller ikke rosenrødt, innrømmer han, med feiringen av den tradisjonelle messen fram mot 1965:

The TLM of today isn’t the TLM of the Concilliar and pre-Concilliar period – thank God. From what I can see that was a period of experimentation and rubrical laxity, even Fr Paul Crane the founder of Christian Order had his altar on castors so it could be wheeled forward for ad populum celebration. The strict distinction of low and sung Mass had broken down somewhat, vernacular hymns were common, even the singing of the Ordinary at low Mass had crept in in places, as had the use of vernacular for the lections, at least in some places – a practice still in use by the SSPX on the continent and permitted by Summorum Pontificum. In many dioceses the rule was that from “amice to amice” low Mass should not exceed half an hour, which meant many priests left great junks out. Of course Pius XII had encouraged the “dialogue Mass” and various priests experimented with ways of getting the people involved.

Derfor – og det er hovedpoenget i hans innlegg – liker han ikke at ting på en upassende måte blir satt på spissen, ved at den tradisjonelle messen verdig feiret blir sammenlignet med “ballongmesser” o.l.

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