Day #78: Sacrosanctum Concilium 33-36

We continue our reading of section 3 of Chapter I of the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy.  Today we look at “Norms based upon the didactic and pastoral nature of the Liturgy.”  In other words, we are looking at how the liturgy teaches us.

Here we see the call for liturgy to have a “noble simplicity”.  We also see the specific call for a “more varied and suitable” reading from Scripture, and the homily/sermon is to primarily be a reflection on that reading.

Article 36 is what opened the door for the translation of the liturgy into the vernacular.

One Scripture reference:

Rom. 15:4

And one footnote today:

[34] Cf. Council of Trent, Session XXII, Doctrine on the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, c. 8.


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