- Mass: Invocabit me, et ego exaudiam eum. Deus, qui Ecclesiam tuam annua quadragesimali observatione purificas: præsta familiæ tuæ, ut quod a te obtinere abstinendo nititur, hoc bonis operibus exsequatur. Per Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum, Filium tuum, qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti, Deus, per omnia sæcula sæculorum. Amen.
- Robert Hart sermon. Some of the right kind of ecumenism, possible because Cranmer kept our readings for today. O Lord, who for our sake didst fast forty days and forty nights; Give us grace to use such abstinence, that, our flesh being subdued to the Spirit, we may ever obey thy godly motions in righteousness, and true holiness, to thy honour and glory, who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen. Different, and the Protestant intent is clear, but beautiful and sound. (Nice about Winfred Douglas’s diurnal: you can read the Prayer Book collects devotionally in addition to the Benedictine Roman Rite offices.) Faith vs. works is the big non-issue of/excuse for the ‘Reformation’. I think Cardinal Pole said it best: believe you are saved by faith; act as if you are saved by works. James 2:14-26. Interestingly the Knott or English Missal does an American Missal-like compromise, using Cranmer’s collect but having the Catholic one in the supplement in back for those who do the translated Mass exactly.
- The Novus Ordo compromises here, without compromising doctrine of course: Concede nobis, omnipotens Deus, ut, per annua quadragesimalis exercitia sacramenti, et ad intellegendum Christi proficiamus arcanum, et effectus eius digna conversatione sectemur. Per... Like with Cranmer, hard to take when you know the bad intent behind the change but at face value, no problem.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Dominica I in Quadragesima
The temptation of Christ.