- New names for some things... new to us, at any rate: Roman Missal (Sacramentary); Collect (Opening Prayer); Communion Chant (seems to be interchangeable with Antiphon)
- New Saints since 1975 (St. Katharine Drexel, St. Pio, Bl. John XXIII, St. Josephine Bakhita...)
- New Prefaces (the lengthy thanksgiving prayer that culminates in the "Holy, Holy, Holy")
- New Masses (e.g. Vigil of Epiphany, Vigil of Ascension; new Masses in honor of BVM; Masses for special needs like times of war, of storm, of drought; Mass of Thanksgiving for the Gift of Human Life...)
- "New" Prayers for every day of Lent (some of them date to the 600's); this is an old tradition being restored. The prayers come just before the final blessing.
- Brand new Pentecost Vigil service, along the lines of the Easter Vigil (this is from Pope Benedict, just in 2008)
- New Dismissals: The new options for the dismissal came as a fruit of the Synod on the Eucharist; Pope Benedict strongly recommended them in his document "Sacrament of Charity" (which was his summary of the Synod). The dismissals are so good, I'm going to do a separate post just on them!
Friday, April 15, 2011
Even though the Roman Missal we will be getting in Advent is largely the same old, same old (but with a new translation), it is bringing some new things to the Eucharistic table. A quick list:
Posted by Sr Anne Flanagan at 8:11 AM