Login




oder neu registrieren?



Suche

Suchen Sie im kath.net Archiv in über 70000 Artikeln:









Top-15

meist-diskutiert

  1. Papst Franziskus für Zivilunion für gleichgeschlechtliche Paare
  2. Ein künstlich zusammengeschnittenes Interview und Schweigen im Vatikan
  3. ‚Gehorsamstraining’: Kommentator verurteilt Maskenverordnungen
  4. „Wortlaut der Interviewäußerung ist mir nicht bekannt, aber die Wirkung ist fatal“
  5. Umstrittene Papstaussagen - Gebetsaktion am Petersplatz
  6. "Tun wir so als wäre da nichts"
  7. EKD-Vorsitzender Bedford-Strohm träumt von „gemeinsamer Feier des Abendmahls“
  8. Kardinal Burke: Franziskus’ Aussagen im Dokumentarfilm ‚Francesco’ nicht lehramtlich
  9. US-Bischof: Die Kirche kann ‚objektiv unmoralische Beziehungen’ nicht akzeptieren
  10. "Die Katholiken sind nicht heimatlos geworden!"
  11. Vertuschungsvorwürfe – Hamburger Erzbischof Heße gerät weiter unter Druck
  12. Zusätzliche Verwirrung in einer ohnehin bereits vergifteten Zeit
  13. „Welt“: „Konservative fühlen sich von diesem Papst nicht mehr repräsentiert“
  14. Covid-19-Pandemie hat ‚neue Ekklesiologie, neue Theologie’ gebracht
  15. Schweden: Schüler muss Kreuz für Klassenfoto abnehmen

Liturgy

7. September 2009 in English, 1 Lesermeinung
Druckansicht | Artikel versenden | Tippfehler melden


Revival of ancient rite brings multiple advantages, some misperceptions - By Bishop Edward J. Slattery / Tulsa / USA


USA (kath.net)
Because the Mass is so necessary and fundamental to our Catholic experience, the liturgy is a constant topic in our conversation. That is why when we get together, we so often reflect upon the prayers and readings, discuss the homily, and -- likely as not -- argue about the music. The critical element in these conversations is an understanding that we Catholics worship the way we do because of what the Mass is: Christ’s sacrifice, offered under the sacramental signs of bread and wine.

If our conversation about the Mass is going to “make any sense,” then we have to grasp this essential truth: At Mass Christ joins us to Himself as He offers Himself in sacrifice to the Father for the world’s redemption. We can offer ourselves like this in Him because we have become members of His Body by Baptism.

We also want to remember that all of the faithful offer the Eucharistic Sacrifice as members of Christ’s body. It’s incorrect to think that only the priest offers Mass. All the faithful share in the offering, even though the priest has a unique role. He stands “in the person of Christ,” the historic Head of the Mystical Body, so that at Mass, it is the whole body of Christ -- Head and members together that make the offering.
Facing the same direction

From ancient times, the position of the priest and the people reflected this understanding of the Mass, since the people prayed, standing or kneeling, in the place which visibly represented Our Lord’s Body, while the priest at the altar stood at the head as the Head. We formed the whole Christ -- Head and members -- both sacramentally by Baptism and visibly by our position and posture. Just as importantly, everyone -- celebrant and congregation -- faced the same direction, since they were united with Christ in offering to the Father Christ’s unique, unrepeatable and acceptable Sacrifice.

When we study the most ancient liturgical practices of the Church, we find that the priest and the people faced in the same direction, usually toward the east, in the expectation that when Christ returns, He will return “from the east.” At Mass, the Church keeps vigil, waiting for that return. This single position is called ad orientem, which simply means “toward the east.”
Multiple advantages

Having the priest and people celebrate Mass ad orientem was the liturgical norm for nearly 18 centuries. There must have been solid reasons for the Church to have held on to this posture for so long. And indeed there were! First of all, the Catholic liturgy has always maintained a marvelous adherence to the Apostolic Tradition. We see the Mass, indeed the whole liturgical expression of the Church’s life, as something which we have received from the Apostles and which we in turn are expected to hand on intact. (1 Corinthians 11:23)

Secondly, the Church held on to this single eastward position because of the sublime way it reveals the nature of the Mass. Even someone unfamiliar with the Mass who reflected upon the celebrant and the faithful being oriented in the same direction would recognize that the priest stands at the head of the people, sharing in one and the same action, which was -- he would note with a moment’s longer reflection -- an act of worship.
An innovation with unforeseen consequences

In the past 40 years, however, this shared orientation was lost; now the priest and the people have become accustomed to facing in opposite directions. The priest faces the people while the people face the priest, even though the Eucharistic Prayer is directed to the Father and not to the people.

This innovation was introduced after the Vatican Council, partly to help the people understand the liturgical action of the Mass by allowing them to see what was going on, and partly as an accommodation to contemporary culture where people who exercise authority are expected to face directly the people they serve, like a teacher sitting behind her desk.

Unfortunately this change had a number of unforeseen and largely negative effects. First of all, it was a serious rupture with the Church’s ancient tradition. Secondly, it can give the appearance that the priest and the people were engaged in a conversation about God, rather than the worship of God. Thirdly, it places an inordinate importance on the personality of the celebrant by placing him on a kind of liturgical stage.
Recovering the Sacred

Even before his election as the successor to St. Peter, Pope Benedict has been urging us to draw upon the ancient liturgical practice of the Church to recover a more authentic Catholic worship and, for that reason, I have restored the venerable ad orientem position when he celebrates Mass at the Cathedral.

This change ought not to be misconstrued as the Bishop “turning his back on the faithful,” as if I am being inconsiderate or hostile. Such an interpretation misses the point that by facing in the same direction, the posture of the celebrant and the congregation makes explicit the fact that we journey together to God. Priest and people are on this pilgrimage together.

It would also be a mistaken notion to look at the recovery of this ancient tradition as a mere “turning back of the clock.” Pope Benedict has spoken repeatedly of the importance of celebrating Mass ad orientem, but his intention is not to encourage celebrants to become “liturgical antiquarians.” Rather, His Holiness wants us to discover what underlies this ancient tradition and made it viable for so many centuries, namely, the Church’s understanding that the worship of the Mass is primarily and essentially the worship which Christ offers to His Father.



Ihnen hat der Artikel gefallen? Bitte helfen Sie kath.net und spenden Sie jetzt via Überweisung oder Kreditkarte/Paypal!

 





Lesermeinungen

 Flolin 8. Mai 2010 

07. September 2009, 09:18 - Liturgy

This issue is more than ever a very essential Catholic issue. The way we celebrate the Mass is what distinguishes us among others.

It is so much burdening to see co-mass-visitors who do not kneel down at all during the Offertory, at the Consecaration, and during communion when one receives the best Gift ever to receive: The Body and Blood of the Lord Himself. And it is a sacrilege when lay people touch the consecrated Host. Mother Mary teaches us to receive It without touching It, i.e., through mouth communion (read the testimony of Catalina concerning the Holy Mass).
Every Catholic should ponder on these points and always ask the guidance of the Holy Spirit
in these matters.
God reveals Himself according to one´s spiritual constitution. We all know, He´s always with us.
Amen.

Blog source:
http://www.kath.net/detail.php?id=23842

For more details, see link:
The True Question should be: Who Is The Holy Eucharist?

www.ewtn.com/faith/teachings/eucha5.htm


0

0
 

Um selbst Kommentare verfassen zu können müssen Sie sich bitte einloggen.

Für die Kommentiermöglichkeit von kath.net-Artikeln müssen Sie sich bei kathLogin registrieren. Die Kommentare werden von Moderatoren stichprobenartig überprüft und freigeschaltet. Ein Anrecht auf Freischaltung besteht nicht. Ein Kommentar ist auf 1000 Zeichen beschränkt. Die Kommentare geben nicht notwendigerweise die Meinung der Redaktion wieder.
kath.net verweist in dem Zusammenhang auch an das Schreiben von Papst Benedikt zum 45. Welttag der Sozialen Kommunikationsmittel und lädt die Kommentatoren dazu ein, sich daran zu orientieren: "Das Evangelium durch die neuen Medien mitzuteilen bedeutet nicht nur, ausgesprochen religiöse Inhalte auf die Plattformen der verschiedenen Medien zu setzen, sondern auch im eigenen digitalen Profil und Kommunikationsstil konsequent Zeugnis abzulegen hinsichtlich Entscheidungen, Präferenzen und Urteilen, die zutiefst mit dem Evangelium übereinstimmen, auch wenn nicht explizit davon gesprochen wird." (www.kath.net)
kath.net behält sich vor, Kommentare, welche strafrechtliche Normen verletzen, den guten Sitten widersprechen oder sonst dem Ansehen des Mediums zuwiderlaufen, zu entfernen. Die Benutzer können diesfalls keine Ansprüche stellen. Aus Zeitgründen kann über die Moderation von User-Kommentaren keine Korrespondenz geführt werden. Weiters behält sich kath.net vor, strafrechtlich relevante Tatbestände zur Anzeige zu bringen.


Mehr zu

English

  1. ‘What our world needs more than fashion models are role models’
  2. Fleischloser Freitag kehrt zurück
  3. With great concern
  4. APOSTOLIC CONSTITUTION ANGLICANORUM COETIBUS - ENGLISH LANGUAGE
  5. ANGLICANS ENTERING THE CATHOLIC CHURCH
  6. 'Stick' around for Holy Mass
  7. How beautiful are the footsteps of those who bring good news
  8. How important it is to let your light so shine
  9. McCain and the Pope
  10. The Hope of a Sophist:







Top-15

meist-gelesen

  1. Papst Franziskus für Zivilunion für gleichgeschlechtliche Paare
  2. „Wortlaut der Interviewäußerung ist mir nicht bekannt, aber die Wirkung ist fatal“
  3. ‚Gehorsamstraining’: Kommentator verurteilt Maskenverordnungen
  4. Ein künstlich zusammengeschnittenes Interview und Schweigen im Vatikan
  5. Zusätzliche Verwirrung in einer ohnehin bereits vergifteten Zeit
  6. Umstrittene Papstaussagen - Gebetsaktion am Petersplatz
  7. Schweden: Schüler muss Kreuz für Klassenfoto abnehmen
  8. "Tun wir so als wäre da nichts"
  9. „Welt“: „Konservative fühlen sich von diesem Papst nicht mehr repräsentiert“
  10. Kardinal Burke: Franziskus’ Aussagen im Dokumentarfilm ‚Francesco’ nicht lehramtlich
  11. Vertuschungsvorwürfe – Hamburger Erzbischof Heße gerät weiter unter Druck
  12. Die Hybris des Jesuitenpaters James Martin
  13. Die Ehe ist heilig, während homosexuelle Beziehungen gegen das natürliche Sittengesetz verstoßen
  14. "Kirche, du sollst nicht lügen!"
  15. EKD-Vorsitzender Bedford-Strohm träumt von „gemeinsamer Feier des Abendmahls“

© 2020 kath.net | Impressum | Datenschutz