To the Editor:
Last summer, I attended one of Deacon Frank Agnoli’s sessions on the changes to the liturgy. Very well done, I might add.
I came away feeling that I understood the reasons for the changes. I have given these changes a chance to “settle in.” Responses come naturally to me now (without having to read from a pew card)… but some of the changes STILL DON’T “FEEL” RIGHT.
When we recite the Nicene Creed, we now say “I believe.”
Shouldn’t we pray as a worship community… a “WE believe” profession of faith, acknowledging that none of us individually believes as well, or as deeply, or as diversely as we do communally?
Doesn’t the original Greek of the Nicene Creed translate to “we believe”… likewise, the original Latin “Credimus?” How about the revised words of consecration… Jesus dying for “the many”… didn’t he die for “ALL”? Should I be professing my unworthiness to have Jesus “come under my roof” like Luke 7’s centurion, or should I be more concerned about my unworthiness to receive the “You” of Jesus into the core of my being?
Perhaps this letter makes “Much ado about nothing?” But, did these changes REALLY improve the spirituality of the Mass or enhance personal and communal worship experience?
My answer is “No.” I guess I should retake Deacon Agnoli’s course.
Missal changes didn’t improve Mass
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I WANT TO EXPRESS MY CONCRENS OVER THE NEW ‘ I BELIEVE’ AND OTHERS THAT FOLLOW.WE SHOULD BE ENCOURAGED TO ANSWER AS A GROUP WHEN WE CONGREGATE ,BUT WHEN WE USE ‘ l ‘ IN THE MASS AS THOUGH IT’S ONE PERSON.
IT SHOULD FELT LIKE WE ARE IN COMMUNION ALL OF US . EG;WE SING ‘ LETS BREAK BREAD TOGETHER ,AT THE ALTER,FOR WE ARE ONE AND CHRIST IS WITH US’.
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