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Praying the Liturgy (Audio, Dom Alcuin Reid)

St Thomas Aquinas Parish in College Station, Texas, hosted Dom Alcuin Reid. Summary (from www.newliturgicalmovement.org/…/praying-liturgy…), Dom Alcuin was kind enough to offer us a summary of …More
St Thomas Aquinas Parish in College Station, Texas, hosted Dom Alcuin Reid.
Summary (from www.newliturgicalmovement.org/…/praying-liturgy…),
Dom Alcuin was kind enough to offer us a summary of his talk as well. “The sacred liturgy is no ordinary type of activity. It has its own ‘language,’ as it were. But that language is not first and foremost composed of words. It is one of the paradoxes of our times that the introduction of the vernacular languages has resulted in us regarding liturgical rites primarily as a spoken and immediately comprehensible text. Generations have now come to expect everything in the liturgy to be as transparent and immediate as any message or information they encounter from print or electronic media or receive on their own personal devices.
Certainly, the liturgical rites involve words, and they have their meaning which ought ultimately to be within the reach of our understanding (if Latin is used, at least by way of a missal or a translation in a booklet).…More