17 June 2015

Mutual Enrichment

Another old post of mine, in support of Cardinal Sarah's enlightened views about the Enrichment od the Ordinary Form

The Abbot of Fontgombault, in an interview reported in the blog Rorate Caeli, said (among many interesting things) the following:

Many young priests ... want a liturgy that is richer in the level of rites, associating more strictly the body to the celebration. Would it not be possible to propose in the Ordinary Form the [EF] prayers of the Offertory; to enrich it with [the] genuflections, inclinations, signs of the cross, of the Extraordinary Form? A rapprochement would [thus] easily take place between the two Forms, giving an answer to a legitimate [desire] and, additionally, a longed-for desire of Benedict XVI.

What Father Abbot calls for is exactly what the Ordinariate Use leads the way towards.

7 comments:

AndrewWS said...

Isn't Fontgombault the one that has permission to still celebrate the 1965 mass on a more or less regular basis?

Servant said...

Yes...I've seen the Ordinariate Use celebrated via a video I watched and I felt that this Mass was much closer to the Traditional Latin Mass than is the current Novus Ordo. If we could somehow replace the Novus Ordo with something like the Ordinariate liturgy, we'd be much closer to where we need to be, liturgically speaking.

Peregrinus Toronto said...

Exactly right, Father. We need to make the Ordinariate rite more widely known. Thanks for your efforts.

ChrisB said...

To show that 3rd millennium Roman Catholics identify with those who worshiped before us - pray The Roman Canon on Sundays and important feasts.

And I'd love to recite the ancient opening: "I will go up to the altar of God - to God who gives joy to my youth...." A fitting opening to the great story.

The habit of Unforgetting...

Ma Tucker said...

I would not concern myself with reforming the deformed. You can just let it rot into oblivion and get on with the Old Rite which is where we all know we need to be anyway.

Athelstane said...

One wishes there were an indult given by the Holy See for any Roman Rite priest to celebrate the Ordinariate Use, which is after all merely a use of the Roman Rite, yes?

Failing that, it would be nice to see such an indult for priests incardinated in the UK, if not all English-speaking countries.

Matthew Rose said...

AndrewWS, the FSSP also has Roman Curial permission to use the 1965 Rite; that was the other part of the infamous protocol which prohibited them from punishing their members who used the Paul VI Rite.