16 December 2015

Extraordinary Form Mercy

I haven't read anywhere about provisions or suggestions put officially in place for the benefit of those who use the EF and who, praiseworthily, might wish to associate themselves with our Holy Father's Jubilee Year of Mercy. If somebody else has heard of official suggestions, perhaps they will share them with me and their fellow readers.

The Mass Pro Remissione Peccatorum seems very suitable and even refers to knocking at the Holy Door! (Under the 1962 rules, one can't say Votives in Advent or Lent.) Any ideas?

The Appendix pro aliquibus locis gives, in July, a Mass of our Lady Mother of Mercy, consisting simply of the Common Mass Salve with a proper Collect.

My own Anglican and Patrimonial instincts incline me to remind you of the Litany, or Litanies. Perhaps of the Quarant' Ore?

Any other ideas?


Matthew Roth said...

Priests should be encouraged to use the older form of the sacrament of Confession. The additional prayers, including the first part of the prayer of absolution, are wonderful.

Of course there is always the Votive Mass of the Sacred Heart and also the Votive Mass of the Holy Cross.

Pardon my ignorance, but I have tried in vain to learn which text and accompanying ritual is meant when referring to the Litany...

D. Benedict Andersen OSB said...

Is the Commination an authorised form of prayer in the Ordinariate? If so, I can't imagine a more appropriate devotion for the Year of Mercy. Could a more Patrimonial Year of Mercy be imagined?

"Let us therefore return unto him, who is the merciful receiver of all true penitent sinners ..."

"O most mighty God, and merciful Father, who hast compassion upon all men ..."

"Thou sparest when we deserve punishment, and in thy wrath thinkest upon mercy ..."

"after the multitude of thy mercies look upon us; through the merits and mediation of thy blessed Son, Jesus Christ our Lord."

swell said...

here is a website for EF devotees of the YOM. mercifullikeourlady.comn

Edwin said...

The Commination Service was said at Cuddesdon in my time there; it was rumoured that on a previous occasion, at "Cursed be he that moveth his neighbour's landmark" there was a strangled gurgle from among the farmers at the back of church as one of them keeled over with a heart attack. Be careful what you ask for.