Hence the Lord's day is the original feast day, and it should be proposed to the piety of the faithful and taught to them so that it may become in fact a day of joy and of freedom from work. 2. Roman Ritual, title VIII, chap. Nevertheless, let the paschal fast be kept sacred. Although the sacred liturgy is above all things the worship of the divine Majesty, it likewise contains much instruction for the faithful (34). They should be instructed by God's word and be nourished at the table of the Lord's body; they should give thanks to God; by offering the Immaculate Victim, not only through the hands of the priest, but also with him, they should learn also to offer themselves; through Christ the Mediator (38), they should be drawn day by day into ever more perfect union with God and with each other, so that finally God may be all in all. This He did that, by preaching the gospel to every creature (14), they might proclaim that the Son of God, by His death and resurrection, had freed us from the power of Satan (15) and from death, and brought us into the kingdom of His Father. Vatican II documents for the faithful of the Church. https://thecatholicspirit.com/news/local-news/ad-limina-blog, Quick summaries of Vatican II’s 16 documents, Vatican II at 50: For Twin Cities Catholics, council continues to stir faith and heat emotions, Archdiocese well positioned to carry out Vatican II, Tommies fall to Mount Union in Division III championship. It is therefore of the highest importance that the faithful should easily understand the sacramental signs, and should frequent with great eagerness those sacraments which were instituted to nourish the Christian life. She does this, not only by celebrating the eucharist, but also in other ways, especially by praying the divine office. These are sacred signs which bear a resemblance to the sacraments: they signify effects, particularly of a spiritual kind, which are obtained through the Church's intercession. 119. b) The same is to apply to the penitential elements. English Latin. Early in the game, another view emerged as a competitor to the emphasis on the councilâs actual decisions. Perfectae Caritatis, Decree On Renewal of Religious Life. In the earthly liturgy we take part in a foretaste of that heavenly liturgy which is celebrated in the holy city of Jerusalem toward which we journey as pilgrims, where Christ is sitting at the right hand of God, a minister of the holies and of the true tabernacle (22); we sing a hymn to the Lord's glory with all the warriors of the heavenly army; venerating the memory of the saints, we hope for some part and fellowship with them; we eagerly await the Saviour, Our Lord Jesus Christ, until He, our life, shall appear and we too will appear with Him in glory (23). It said that ecumenism should be everyone’s concern and that genuine ecumenism involves a continual personal and institutional renewal. For all these documents see Vatican II. 28. Professors who are appointed to teach liturgy in seminaries, religious houses of study, and theological faculties must be properly trained for their work in institutes which specialize in this subject. 44, 45, and 46. For all these documents see Vatican II. 48. The liturgy in its turn moves the faithful, filled with "the paschal sacraments," to be "one in holiness" (26); it prays that "they may hold fast in their lives to what they have grasped by their faith" (27); the renewal in the eucharist of the covenant between the Lord and man draws the faithful into the compelling love of Christ and sets them on fire. 25. Let bishops carefully remove from the house of God and from other sacred places those works of artists which are repugnant to faith, morals, and Christian piety, and which offend true religious sense either by depraved forms or by lack of artistic worth, mediocrity and pretense. In Nicholsâ view there is the only way to go about interpreting what was said by the Church Fathers. It is to be stressed that whenever rites, according to their specific nature, make provision for communal celebration involving the presence and active participation of the faithful, this way of celebrating them is to be preferred, so far as possible, to a celebration that is individual and quasi-private. 18:20) . But how are they to believe him whom they have not heard? 99. Therefore, the proper of the time shall be given the preference which is its due over the feasts of the saints, so that the entire cycle of the mysteries of salvation may be suitably recalled. holy father: roman curia: news services: vatican city state: archive: documents of the second vatican council. Therefore no other person, even if he be a priest, may add, remove, or change anything in the liturgy on his own authority. 36. "If any regions are wont to use other praiseworthy customs and ceremonies when celebrating the sacrament of matrimony, the sacred Synod earnestly desires that these by all means be retained" (41). Because of the use of the mother tongue in the administration of the sacraments and sacramentals can often be of considerable help to the people, this use is to be extended according to the following norms: a) The vernacular language may be used in administering the sacraments and sacramentals, according to the norm of Art. English Latin, 15. Among these the parishes, set up locally under a pastor who takes the place of the bishop, are the most important: for in some manner they represent the visible Church constituted throughout the world. It was preceded by the revival of Gregorian Chant in the 1800s by the Abbey of Solemnes, the renewal of the Liturgy of the Hours by Pope St. Pius X, and of the liturgies of Holy Week by Pope Pius XII. It is desirable that the competent territorial ecclesiastical authority mentioned in Art. But in drawing up these rituals or particular collections of rites, the instructions prefixed to the individual rites the Roman Ritual, whether they be pastoral and rubrical or whether they have special social import, shall not be omitted. The 16 Documents of the Second Vatican Council. His purpose also was that they might accomplish the work of salvation which they had proclaimed, by means of sacrifice and sacraments, around which the entire liturgical life revolves. 89, the psalms are no longer to be distributed throughout one week, but through some longer period of time. As regards instruction it is important to impress on the minds of the faithful not only a social consequences of sin but also that essence of the virtue of penance which leads to the detestation of sin as an offence against God; the role of the Church in penitential practices is not to be passed over, and the people must be exhorted to pray for sinners. 120. Sometimes it may be expedient that several dioceses should form between them one single commission which will be able to promote the liturgy by common consultation. also n. 1241, 1248. In Nicholsâ view there is the only way to go about interpreting what was said by the Church Fathers. The Church is His beloved Bride who calls to her Lord, and through Him offers worship to the Eternal Father. 65. THE OTHER SACRAMENTS AND THE SACRAMENTALS. The marriage rite now found in the Roman Ritual is to be revised and enriched in such a way that the grace of the sacrament is more clearly signified and the duties of the spouses are taught. By tradition going back to early Christian times, the divine office is devised so that the whole course of the day and night is made holy by the praises of God. Tweet. 3. 41. Confirmation may be given within the Mass when convenient; when it is given outside the Mass, the rite that is used should be introduced by a formula to be drawn up for this purpose. Letter 66, n. 8, 3. Matrimony is normally to be celebrated within the Mass, after the reading of the gospel and the homily, and before "the prayer of the faithful." Pastors of souls should see to it that the chief hours, especially Vespers, are celebrated in common in church on Sundays and the more solemn feasts. The liturgical year is to be revised so that the traditional customs and discipline of the sacred seasons shall be preserved or restored to suit the conditions of modern times; their specific character is to be retained, so that they duly nourish the piety of the faithful who celebrate the mysteries of Christian redemption, and above all the paschal mystery. It is to be taught under its theological, historical, spiritual, pastoral, and juridical aspects. Thus to achieve the restoration, progress, and adaptation of the sacred liturgy, it is essential to promote that warm and living love for scripture to which the venerable tradition of both eastern and western rites gives testimony. Authored By: Second Vatican Council. 6:4; Eph. Religious singing by the people is to be intelligently fostered so that in devotions and sacred exercises, as also during liturgical services, the voices of the faithful may ring out according to the norms and requirements of the rubrics. He was also full of love, tremendous love for â¦ 1. It is fitting that the use of pontificals be reserved to those ecclesiastical persons who have episcopal rank or some particular jurisdiction. English Latin, 7. Thus by baptism men are plunged into the paschal mystery of Christ: they die with Him, are buried with Him, and rise with Him (16); they receive the spirit of adoption as sons "in which we cry: Abba, Father" ( Rom. English Latin, CONSTITUTIONON THE SACRED LITURGYSACROSANCTUM CONCILIUMSOLEMNLY PROMULGATED BYHIS HOLINESS. Decreed by the Council and promulgated on December 4, 1963 by Pope Paul VI. The vernacular version, however, must be one that is drawn up according to the provision of Art. From that time onwards the Church has never failed to come together to celebrate the paschal mystery: reading those things "which were in all the scriptures concerning him" (Luke 24:27), celebrating the eucharist in which "the victory and triumph of his death are again made present" (19), and at the same time giving thanks "to God for his unspeakable gift" (2 Cor. Approved 2,344 to 6 and promulgated by Pope Paul VI on 18 November 1965. 106. E) Promotion of Liturgical Life in Diocese and Parish. In fact, the Church has, with good reason, always reserved to herself the right to pass judgment upon the arts, deciding which of the works of artists are in accordance with faith, piety, and cherished traditional laws, and thereby fitted for sacred use. And how are men to preach unless they be sent?" 11. Pope John XXIII leads the opening session of the Second Vatican Council in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican Oct. 11, 1962. 5:11). 77. Presbyterorum Ordinis, Decree On the Ministry and Life of Priests. Apart from these instances, no special honors are to be paid in the liturgy to any private persons or classes of persons, whether in the ceremonies or by external display. It said the church depends on Scripture and tradition as the one deposit of God’s word and commended the use of modern scientific scholarship in studying Scripture. Great importance is to be attached to the teaching and practice of music in seminaries, in the novitiates and houses of study of religious of both sexes, and also in other Catholic institutions and schools. St. Augustine, Tractatus in Ioannem, VI, n. 7. 50 Years of the Modernist Juggernaut Vatican II: The Documents Examined Bp. Holy Scripture, indeed, has bestowed praise upon sacred song (42), and the same may be said of the fathers of the Church and of the Roman pontiffs who in recent times, led by St. Pius X, have explained more precisely the ministerial function supplied by sacred music in the service of the Lord. 43. Holy Mother Church is conscious that she must celebrate the saving work of her divine Spouse by devoutly recalling it on certain days throughout the course of the year. The practice of penance should be fostered in ways that are possible in our own times and in different regions, and according to the circumstances of the faithful; it should be encouraged by the authorities mentioned in Art. He is present in the sacrifice of the Mass, not only in the person of His minister, "the same now offering, through the ministry of priests, who formerly offered himself on the cross" (20), but especially under the eucharistic species. Cf. 2, "On Revelation:" Denzinger 1786 (3005). 86. English Latin, 14. Just as Christ was sent by the Father, so also He sent the apostles, filled with the Holy Spirit. We learn from the same Apostle that we must always bear about in our body the dying of Jesus, so that the life also of Jesus may be made manifest in our bodily frame (31). Christ Jesus, high priest of the new and eternal covenant, taking human nature, introduced into this earthly exile that hymn which is sung throughout all ages in the halls of heaven. 1. 8. Votes were obtained from the Vatican Secret Archive and entered into an electronic database, along with other biographical, diocesan, and national-level â¦ 16. The divine office, because it is the public prayer of the Church, is a source of piety, and nourishment for personal prayer. English Latin, 10. When passing judgment on works of art, local ordinaries shall give a hearing to the diocesan commission on sacred art and, if needed, also to others who are especially expert, and to the commissions referred to in Art. 2. 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