Summary of Ecclesia orans 39, no. 2 (2022)
Founded in 1984, Ecclesia orans is the official periodical of the Pontifical Institute of Liturgy. Its principles and objectives are founded on Sacrosanctum Concilium (the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy), with particular emphasis on articles 15, 16, 23 and 44. Subscribe to Ecclesia orans here.
Dominik Jurczak, Assistant Editor
“In the earthly liturgy we take part in a foretaste of that heavenly liturgy” (SC 8):
The study of the liturgy as an ecclesial service for a renewed spirituality
La réforme restituée, Part One
In order to deepen the requirement of ritual unity affirmed by Traditionis custodes, this study begins by offering a first approach to the place of the liturgy in the teaching and ministry of Pope Francis, underlining the way in which the action and though of the Pope “follows in the footsteps of the Council”. After this, the article looks at four fundamental aspects of Traditionis custodes: the interpretation and reception of the Second Vatican Council and of the liturgical reform, the centrality of the liturgy in the munus sanctifiandi of the bishops (first part), the clarification of the relationship between ritual unity and ecclesial unity, and the issue of liturgical books as expression of the “lex orandi”. Finally, we reread these same aspects in the light of Pope Francis’ principles for an “outgoing” church in order to identify their main challenges (second part, forthcoming in EO 2023/1).
Presentation and Discussion of a Reformation-Era, Catholic,
Vernacular Baptismal Rite in Germany in Manuscript Cgm 9509, Part One
Luke A. Donahue
Part 1 of this paper briefly describes Cgm 9509 of the Bavarian State Library (BSB), a previously unstudied manuscript containing a Catholic, vernacular baptismal rite from Reformation-era Germany. This research presents its context and provides the author’s transcription and translation of this rite. This increases our understanding of the usage of the vernacular in the liturgy in the Reformation era and presents the manuscript for further study.
In the second part of this paper, the manuscript will be compared to a printed rite with which it is catalogued together in the BSB. The author begins to answer questions regarding the co-usage of these books and the genesis of the manuscript.
Der schönste Tag im jungen Leben:
Kirchliche Sinngehalte und individuelle Bedeutungszuschreibungen
als Gegenstand der Liturgiewissenschaft, Part One
Seen from the perspective of liturgical and pastoral history, the celebration of First Communion shows a wide range of forms, contexts and motives. To this day, the ecclesiastically prescribed meanings of this celebration and the individually shaped attributions of meaning to it can still diverge strongly. In their heterogeneity, they serve as examples for the challenges faced by a factual and contemporary approach in liturgical studies, which takes a multi-perspective view at the history, theology and practice of Christian worship, shows sensitivity for celebrations of faith shaped by varying characteristics of social and cultural history as well as biographical and environmental factors, and is able to make interdisciplinary connections.
The Epistle to the Hebrews in the Roman Canon Missae:
Melchizedek and Other Features, Part One
Matthew S.C. Olver
This article, which is divided into two parts (the second of which will appear in the next issue) attempts to demonstrate within a specific euchology the claim that Jean Daniélou made in his seminal study, The Bible and the Liturgy, namely, that liturgical texts are themselves an expression of scriptural interpretation or exegesis. This claim is explored in four key ways where the author suggests that the Epistle to the Hebrews is appropriated in the Roman Canon Missae. The first is incorporation of the phrase «eternal covenant» from Heb 13:20-21 into the Supplices te, an unusual feature that is always witnessed in the Codex Veronensis. The second is the introduction of the figure of Melchizedek into the preexisting Greek source material shared with the Alexandrian tradition, forming a triumvirate of Abel, Abraham, and Melchizedek—all of whom figure in important ways in the argument of Hebrews. The third is the use of the substantive adjective maiestatis, also in the Supplices te, taken from the unique use of the term Heb 1:3 and possibly 8:1, and echoed in 1 Clem. 36:2 and T. Levi 3:9. Finally, the use of the phrase sacrificium laudis from Heb 13:15, which draws on Ps 50:14 and Ps 116:14-18. While the figure of Melchizedek and the phrase sacrificium laudis are found in the Old Testament but are unique to Hebrews in the New Testament, the fact that they are textually related to the other two features of the Roman Canon that are completely unique to the in the Scriptures (maiestatis and «eternal covenant» in connection with Jesus) means that there is a preponderance of evidential weight that Hebrews exercised a decisive and singular influence on much of what distinguishes the Roman Canon from other early anaphoras.
Catalogue des livres liturgiques de la collégiale de Mons-en-Hainaut
et le culte de sainte Waudru
This study focuses on the liturgical and musical heritage of the city of Mons-en-Hainaut (Belgium), in particular the office of Saint Waudru, patroness of the city. It seeks to understand the context in which the cult of Waudru developed and transformed over the centuries. The first part of the study lists all of the liturgical and musical sources preserved at the Sainte-Waudru collegiate church. The second part is dedicated to examining the celebrations in honor of the saint, before and after the Council of Trent. The third part of the study, published later, will focus on the interactions between the chapter of the canons of Saint-Germain and that of the canonesses of Sainte-Waudru, during the life and transformation of the two collegiate churches of Mons.
The Baptismal Formula: A Search For Origins
Alistair C. Stewart
The origins of the baptismal formula found in fourth century eastern baptismal rites are explored. It is suggested that the formula originates as early as the first century in a syntactic dialogue between the candidate and the baptizer. The prayer of the candidate is subsequently transferred to the baptizer and, because it originated as a calling out by the candidate, is known as an epiklesis. The recognition that epiklesis in the third and fourth centuries may refer to the formula clarifies a number of aspects of the development of the baptismal rite.
Giuseppe Caruso reviews Discendi studioso: Per i settant’anni di Marcello Marin, edd. M. Veronese-V. Lomiento (Auctores nostri 22), Edipuglia, Bari 2019, 522 pp., ISBN 978-88-7228-907-5, € 55,00.
Keith F. Pecklers reviews Thomas O’Loughlin, Eating Together Becoming One: Taking Up Pope Francis’ Call to Theologians, Liturgical Press Academic, Collegeville (MN) 2019, 174 pp., ISBN 9780814684580, $29.95.
Dominik Jurczak reviews Marco Benini, Liturgische Bibelhermeneutik. Die Heilige Schrift im Horizont des Gottesdienstes (Liturgiewissenschaftliche Quellen und Forschungen 109), Aschendorff Verlag, Münster 2020.
Emanuele Borsotti reviews Mario Castellano, Per una pastorale ancorata all’altare: L’opera teologico-liturgica di Mariano Magrassi nella Chiesa italiana post-conciliare (Scala Theologiae 1), Edizioni La Scala, Noci 2020.
Angelo Lameri reviews Łukasz Celiński, I riti che seguono l’anafora nella messa in Occidente: Studio di liturgia comparata, LIT-Verlag, Münster 2020, 492 pp. ISBN 978-3-643-91325-8, € 49,90.
Łukasz Celiński reviews Die Dynamik der Liturgie im Spiegel ihrer Bücher = La dynamique de la liturgie au miroir de ses livres: Festschrift für Martin Klöckener, edd. H. Bricout-B. Kranemann-D. Pesenti (LQF 110), Aschendorff, Münster 2020, 654 pp., ISBN 978-3-402-11286-1, € 79,00.
Marco Benini reviews Gepriesen bist Du, Herr! Gebetbuch des byzantinischen Ritus, edd. O. Petrynko-A. A. Thiermeyer, Eichstätt: Collegium Orientale/Aktionsgemeinschaft Kyrillos und Methodios e. V. 2020; 1248 S.; 45,00 €; ISBN 978-3-9815216-5-8.
Ubaldo Cortoni reviews I monaci Silvestrini e la Toscana (XIII-XVII secolo), ed. F. Salvestrini, Olschki, Firenze 2020, VI-200 pp., ISBN 978882226705 4, € 26,00.
Cassian Folsom reviews Juan Pablo Rubio Sadia, El Liber Sacramentorum monastico del Archivo De Santo Domingo de Silos (MS. 8) (Studia Silensia XLI), Abadia de Silos 2020, cii 341 pp. ISBN 9788409194797, € 36,40.
Georg Taubitz reviews Gottesdienst und Kirchenbilder, edd. S. Kopp-B. Kranemann (Quaestiones disputatae 313), Herder, Freiburg 2021, ISBN 978-3-451-02313-2, 352 pp.
Marco Navoni reviews Norberto Valli, È apparsa nel mondo la salvezza: Natale ed Epifania nel rito ambrosiano (Bibliotheca Ephemerides Liturgicae Subsidia 198), CLV-Edizioni Liturgiche, Roma 2021.