Redemptionis Sacramentum. The Sacrament of Redemption. A Summary Guide. This is an unofficial summary and guide to the Instruction. 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. Redemptionis Sacramentum / Instruction on Certain Matters to Be Observed or to Be Avoided Regarding the Most Holy Eucharist [Congregation For Divine.

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It is also important to interpret the Instruction in the light of this recent Papal Pronouncement that forcefully proposes anew the timeliness of Sacrosanctum Conciliumthe conciliar Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy whose 40th anniversary we have just celebrated.

This prayer is intrinsically determined by the profession of faith. As regards all these sorts of bodies and other entities and all undertakings in liturgical matters, there has long been the need for the Bishops to consider whether their working has been fruitful thus far, [59] sacramenyum to consider carefully which changes or improvements should be made in their composition and activity [60] so that they might find redmptionis vigour.

The homily must expose what we must believe to be Catholics dogma and what we must do to get to Heaven morals.

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. In fact, no sacgamentum similar practices should be introduced, nor should unconsecrated hosts ever be used for this purpose.

Complaints Regarding Abuses in Liturgical Matters [ The Matter of the Most Holy Eucharist [ Over and above the corrective sense, however, I consider it important to grasp its intimate sense of promotion. The need for an ordained priest to celebrate the Eucharist “in persona Christi” is inherent in this logic.

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Thirty Questions on the Instruction Redemptionis Sacramentum

Gold and Silver Vestments. The Reservation of the Most Holy Eucharist [] 2.

It will be preferable, moreover, when both a Priest and a Deacon are absent, that the various parts be distributed among several faithful rather than having a single lay member of the faithful direct the whole celebration alone. The last chapter of the present Instruction will treat of the varying degrees to which the individual norms are bound up with the supreme norm of all ecclesiastical law, namely concern for the salvation of souls. Dispositions for the Reception of Holy Communion [ The instruction is seeking to implement the Constitution on the Liturgyno.

AAS 65 This rite may take place either within or outside Mass, with a congregation present. Should the priest regularly go to the tabernacle before the distribution of Holy Communion?

The instruction calls back in n. AAS 87 p.

Does the instruction change the Offertory Procession? I do not think that convenience justifies a departure from the instructions in the liturgical books.

The community that gathers for the celebration of the Eucharist absolutely requires an ordained Priest, who presides over it so that it may truly be a eucharistic convocation. AAS 90 pp.

He may entrust it to a concelebrating Priest or occasionally, according to circumstances, to a Deacon, but never to a layperson. This adds to the range in the General Instruction of the Roman Missal, n. In addition to these are the other functions that are described in the Roman Missal, [] as well as the functions of preparing the hosts, washing the liturgical linens, and the like.

Congregation for Divine Worship, Instruction, Redemtpionis instaurationes, n. This act of appointment, however, does not necessarily take a liturgical form, nor, if it does take a liturgical form, should it resemble sacred Ordination in any way. The instruction simply reiterates the Roman Missal in saying that the sign of peace is given before Holy Communion in a sober manner by each person present and to those standing around them.


His presence is neither abstract nor merely symbolic, but so alive that it brings him within our reach, as happens most intensely in the celebration of the Reemptionis. This is a most serious duty incumbent upon each and every one, and all are bound to carry it out without any favouritism.

The Matter of the Most Holy Eucharist [] 2.

It agrees with the denunciations made over and over, by priests and faithful attached to Tradition, who can but rejoice at seeing their complaints finally taken into account by a text emanating from a Roman dicastery. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Lk 22,18; Code of Canon Lawcan. Eucharistic Congresses and Eucharistic Processions [ To conclude, we will be careful not to forget that the Roman document grants to all the faithful the possibility to check for themselves the earnestness and the real efficacy of this reminder of the liturgical norms.

All that is said in this Instruction is directed toward such a conformity of our own understanding with that of Christ, as expressed in the words and the rites of the Liturgy.


Congregation for the Clergy, Decree, Mos iugiter22 February Code of Canon Law, can. Cardinal Arinze replied on 24 October Ignatius of Antioch, Ad Magn. Communion under Both Kinds [ For in doing thus, they render the celebration of the Sacred Liturgy unstable, and not infrequently distort the authentic meaning of the Liturgy.

If Communion from the chalice is carried out by intinction, each communicant, holding a communion-plate under the chin, approaches the priest, who holds a vessel with the sacred particles, a minister standing at his side and holding the chalice. AAS 69 pp.