Redemptionis sacramentum is the title of an instruction on the proper way to celebrate Mass in the Roman Rite and, with the necessary adjustments, in other. 23 Apr Redemptionis Sacramentum. The Sacrament of Redemption. A Summary Guide. This is an unofficial summary and guide to the Instruction. Commentary on the Instruction Redemptionis Sacramentum. Cardinal Francis Arinze Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the.

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Ignatius of Antioch, Ad Magn. The instruction also points out that there is a pressing need for the biblical and liturgical formation of the People of God. It is reprobated and is to be corrected with haste. The ordained priest is always indispensable to a Christian community and there must be no confusion between the role of the priests and that of the lay faithful cf. Others contribute to confusion among the sacrzmentum of God and to growing desacralization of Eucharistic celebrations.

Notitiae 34 p. The language we use both reflects and affects our perception of reality, and the reality of the Eucharist is that we not receive bread and wine, but the Body and Blood of Christ. Another element of the Instruction is the logic of communion which it intends to promote.

Someone wrote that abuses always existed and always will exist, and that therefore we should just get on with positive liturgical formation and celebration.

As regards projects of inculturation in saxramentum matters, the particular norms that have been established are strictly and comprehensively to be observed. Aacramentum 1 p.

Cornelius I, cited by St. Of course, this does not eclipse the living and active participation in the liturgy, regulated by the appropriate norms, which is the duty of all the baptized. sacrzmentum

Ignatius of Antioch, Ad Philad. This is undoubtedly a radical antidote to abuses.

If we don’t respect the instructions for our medications, we risk making our disease worse, or even dying. Abuses of the Holy Eucharist are not all equally serious. Redemptionis sacramentum is the title of an instruction on the proper way to celebrate Mass in the Roman Rite and, with the necessary adjustments, in other Latin liturgical rites.


Still, it should be remembered that the power of the liturgical celebrations does not consist in frequently altering the rites, but in probing more deeply the word of God and the mystery being celebrated. She confesses it in the loftiest way possible, that is, in a dialogue of love with her Lord. The Place for the Celebration of Holy Mass [] 2. These things are inadmissible and must stop [ 4]. Self-communication by the faithful is never permitted. Notable exceptions are communion services held in nursing homes and other health care facilities in the diocese.

Overview of the “Redemptionis Sacramentum” Instruction

However, there are a few points that require implementation as soon as possible wherever our present practice is not in conformity with the norms laid out in the Instruction. This is perhaps the most important area where modification of our current liturgical practice is called for. Out of necessity the concelebrants other than the principal celebrant may even put on white chasubles.

Active and Conscious Participation [] 2. Chapter 6 deals with devotion to the Holy Eucharist outside Mass. Moreover, external gifts must always be a visible expression of that true gift that God expects from us: Money, therefore, just as other contributions for the poor, should be placed in an appropriate place which should be away from the eucharistic table.

It is important to understand this properly and not to suppose that the Instruction is prejudiced against lay people. Code of Canon Law, can. It is strictly required, however, that such materials be truly noble in the common estimation within a given region, so that honour will be given to the Lord by their use, and all risk of diminishing the doctrine of the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharistic species in the eyes of the faithful will be avoided.

Congregation for the Clergy et al. AAS 65 p. AAS 64 p. It is well to remember the origin of this Instruction [ Redemptionis Sacramentum, published in full in this newspaper on Wednesday, 28 April ]. Where something wrong has been committed, it is to be corrected according to the norm of law. Number 13 mentions the varying “degrees” with which the individual norms are bound up with the supreme law of the salvation of souls.

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In order to preserve the dignity of the Sacred Liturgy, in any event, the external offerings should be brought forward in an appropriate manner.

In order to avoid having the Host or fragments fall to the ground, a paten a kind of dish must be held under the Host [ 93].

Thirty Questions on the Instruction Redemptionis Sacramentum

Other rights of the Diocesan Bishop to regulate the liturgy are described redemptipnis documents other than the GIRM, including the regulation of Masses on radio, television and via the internet, and his responsibility to establish a diocesan calendar. Commentary on the Instruction Redemptionis Sacramentum. If there is a risk of profanation, then Holy Communion should not be given in the hand to the faithful. Where it happens that some of the Priests who are present do not know the language of the celebration and therefore are sqcramentum capable of pronouncing the parts of the Eucharistic Prayer proper to them, they should not concelebrate, but instead should attend the celebration in choral dress in accordance with the norms.

The Apostolic See [ Congregation for the Discipline of the Sacraments, Instruction, Immensae caritatisprooemium: Many of the lay Christian faithful have already contributed eagerly to this service and still do so, especially in missionary areas where the Church is still of small dimensions or is experiencing conditions of persecution, [] but also in areas affected by a shortage of Priests and Deacons.

AAS 39 p. This objection, true in part, can be rather misleading.

Most recently, in fact, the Supreme Pontiff John Paul II, in the Encyclical Letter Ecclesia de Eucharistiaset forth afresh certain elements of great importance on this subject in view of the ecclesial sacramntum of our times. No one is permitted to undervalue the mystery entrusted to our hands: All these things are wisely safeguarded and protected by the liturgical norms.

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