The Sacrifice of the Mass continues its textbook explanation of the Extraordinary Form of the Latin Rite Mass. This chapter covers the Canon of the Mass (aka the Eucharistic Prayer). So this chapter also applies to Eucharistic Prayer 1 in the Ordinary Form. :)
The Sacrifice of the Mass continues its textbook explanation of the Extraordinary Form of the Latin Rite Mass. This chapter covers what’s known in the OF as the Eucharistic Prayer. It divvies up this astoundingly rich prayer into bite-sized portions, and explains it very thoroughly. This whole segment only covers the very beginning! Pretty good stuff, eh?
The Sacrifice of the Mass continues its explanations of the Extraordinary Form of the Latin Rite Mass. (Okay, as it was in the early 1900′s. When it was the only Latin Rite Mass form.) Hope you continue to find it educational, because I sure do! (And as always, there’s a lot that applies to the Ordinary Form as well.)
I should warn people that my Latin may not be pronounced the way they’re used to hearing it. I took classical Latin in high school, because that’s what my public school district offered. So although I try diligently to pronounce everything in the Italianate pronunciation of church Latin that’s common in traditional circles in the US, there’s a lot of stuff I have trouble remembering to pronounce that way. Also, priests get into a sort of rhythm of prayer just as congregations do, which I certainly do not reproduce! So use this as a textbook for understanding, but not for best practices with the Latin. (There are many CDs and free downloads for hearing the words of the EF Mass said and sung; use them for that.)
Also, if you’re looking for The Story of a Soul, I published the rest of St. Therese’s book on Wednesday, her feastday. I’ll get working on the foreword and epilogue next week.