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A Biblical Walk Through the Mass (Book Review) [Ecumenical]
Zenit.org ^ | May 5, 2011 | Kathleen Naab

Posted on 05/08/2011 7:56:44 PM PDT by Salvation

A Biblical Walk Through the Mass


Interview With Author on Finding Scripture in the New Translation

By Kathleen Naab

LITTLETON, Colorado, MAY 5, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Many Catholics might not realize just how much an hour at church on Sunday mornings puts them in contact with the Bible.

In addition to the readings and psalm, "practically everything in the liturgy has some roots in Scripture,” according to a scholar who has written a book to point out these connections.

Dr. Edward Sri goes into the biblical roots of liturgy in <A href="http://www.ascensionpress.com/shop/Scripts/prodList.asp?idCategory=159">"A Biblical Walk Through the Mass."</A> And he says the forthcoming new translation of the Mass makes these roots even more visible.

ZENIT: Will the new translation help us become more in tune with Scripture and see the links between liturgy and the Bible?

Sri: From the opening Sign of the Cross to the closing “Thanks be to God,” the prayers and rituals of the Mass are permeated by the Bible. Indeed, practically everything in the liturgy has some roots in Scripture. Knowing more about that biblical background will help deepen our understanding of what we are really saying and doing in the Mass.

The new translation of the Mass will help make the biblical background shine more brilliantly. It will convey more fully the rich biblical metaphors, images and allusions found in the Latin text of the Mass.

ZENIT: Can you give some examples?

Sri: In the prayer shortly before Holy Communion is distributed, the priest has been saying, “Happy are those who are called to this supper.” But in the new translation, the priest will say, “Blessed are those who are called to the supper of the lamb.” These new words more clearly recall a climactic moment of the Book of Revelation when Jesus, the Lamb of God, is depicted as a bridegroom joining himself to his bride, the Church. An angel announces this intimate union, saying, “Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the lamb” (Revelation 19:19). The new translation more clearly echoes the angel’s invitation to the heavenly wedding supper of the lamb and reminds us that Holy Communion is an intimate loving communion with Jesus -- one that is likened to the union shared between husband and wife.

Similarly, the people have been saying, “Lord, I am not worthy to receive you …” But in the new translation, we will say, “Lord, I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof.” The new words reflect the humility and trust of the Roman centurion who asked Jesus to heal his paralyzed servant at home (cf. Matthew 8:5-13). As a Roman officer who was in charge of a hundred soldiers oppressing the Jewish people, the centurion humbly acknowledges, “Lord, I am not worthy to have you come under my roof.” Like the centurion, we, at this moment in the Mass, recognize our own unworthiness to have Jesus come sacramentally under the “roof” of our souls in Holy Communion.

ZENIT: How did the history of this intertwining between liturgy and Scripture unfold? Masses were celebrated for decades before Scripture (the New Testament) was even written, so when did liturgical texts and Scriptural texts become so closely linked?

Sri: One could say that the Bible and the liturgy always have gone hand-in-hand.  The intertwining of the Bible and liturgical worship is older than the Mass itself, for ancient Jewish worship was filled with allusions to the Hebrew Scriptures. Jesus’ words at the Last Supper also contained numerous allusions to Old Testament passages and images.  It is not surprising, therefore, that when the Eucharist was celebrated in the early Church, the various expressions of Christian liturgical worship continued to be shaped by biblical themes.  Over time, as the rituals and prayers of the Mass developed, the Scriptures remained a key source of inspiration for these liturgical rites and played an important role in helping shape the liturgy that has come down to us today.

ZENIT: From blogs to books, happily there is a lot of information available on the new translation -- for anyone interested to find it. What about those Catholics who are not, perhaps, as interested as they should be. Are there practical ways the Church can take advantage of this catechesis opportunity?

Sri: I think we have a unique opportunity to help the faithful reflect more on the meaning of the Mass and how it relates to their lives. People will need to learn new responses and new musical settings. As they are taken out of their routine in the liturgy and will need to learn the newly translated Mass parts, there is a wonderful opportunity to teach about the meaning of what we say and do in the liturgy and to catechize on the Eucharist and the Mass itself. Thus, I hope the preparation goes beyond mere mechanics -- simply training people to say new responses -- and leads to catechetical and spiritual renewal.

ZENIT: You mention the importance of preparing ourselves, our families and children, for the transition to the new translation. What methods or resources would you suggest?

Sri: First and foremost, we need to take time to educate ourselves about the upcoming changes so that we are able to understand them and enter into the newly translated prayers ourselves. I recommend that people take time to seek out articles and books on this topic. Attending a workshop offered by one’s diocese or parish or by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops also could be very helpful.

Moreover, by learning about the Mass changes, we can help others through the transition. Many people have questions about the various changes and about why we even need a new translation. Once we come to grasp the meaning of the changes, we will be better equipped to help explain the meaning behind the changes to others.

We also want to prepare our children for the upcoming transition. In my home, we have just begun talking about the new translation -- albeit in very basic terms that a 10- or 8-year-old might understand. Yet, we should not be surprised at how much children can perceive.

We recently discussed how the new words, “And with your spirit,” point to the unique action of the Holy Spirit working through the ordained priest to change the bread and wine into the body and blood of Christ. Our children quickly saw, on their own, how the previous words, “And also with you,” did not convey that important point as clearly. But the key to having conversations like this -- whether it be with our children or friends or family -- is to educate ourselves on the meaning of the changes. The person who does not take time to learn about the new translation will not be able to help others. As the saying goes, “You can’t give what you don’t have.”

ZENIT: Would you say that "A Biblical Walk Through the Mass" is an ecumenical tool?

Sri: I have had a number of Protestant Christians express gratitude for this project. Some have noted how it has helped them appreciate the Mass more and how they never realized how biblical the Mass was. While the primary audience I had in mind was Catholic, I am hopeful that the book might be of service to our Protestant brothers and sisters, helping explain the Mass in Biblical terms that they may find more appealing.

ZENIT: You say your book could be viewed as a "Bible study" on the Mass. Do you see it as a good tool for group sessions?

Sri: The book is meant to be a biblical tour through the Mass parts, helping people understand the significance of all that we say and do in the liturgy. The book can be read on its own for one’s own personal study or devotion. But Ascension Press also has developed excellent supplemental resources that can accompany the book and be used in small group settings for catechesis. There are study workbooks for participants, easy-to-use leaders’ guides and DVD video presentations on the new translation and the Mass as a whole that go along with the "Biblical Walk Through the Mass" book. Parishes, schools and small groups around the country are using these additional components for adult education and to prepare people for the new translation.



TOPICS: Apologetics; Catholic; History; Theology
KEYWORDS: catholic; liturgy
The book is meant to be a biblical tour through the Mass parts, helping people understand the significance of all that we say and do in the liturgy.
1 posted on 05/08/2011 7:56:53 PM PDT by Salvation
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Please provide the biblical basis for the practice of the “liturgy.”


2 posted on 05/08/2011 7:58:03 PM PDT by fwdude (Prosser wins, Goonions lose.)
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3 posted on 05/08/2011 8:00:16 PM PDT by Artemis Webb (What, if not a bagel and coffee, confirms the existence of a just and loving God?)
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It talked about how Protestants ministers were using it to understand biblical basis for the Mass.


4 posted on 05/08/2011 8:01:49 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: fwdude; Religion Moderator
I'm sure you will find that in the book. Why don't you get a copy and read it?

BTW, here are the Religion Moderator's Guidelines for Ecumenical Threads

Basically no antagonism.

5 posted on 05/08/2011 8:04:54 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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A Biblical Walk Through the Mass (Book): Understanding What We Say and Do In The Liturgy

Catholic Ping!

6 posted on 05/08/2011 8:06:46 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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Bible references for the Catholic Mass

Also see the Mass references in the Book of Revelation

INTRODUCTORY RITES

 WE STAND UP

ENTRANCE SONG

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
And also with you.

Biblical Foundation

Mt 28:19
I Chron 16:36

II Cor 13:13

PENITENTIAL RITE

My brothers and sisters, to prepare ourselves to celebrate the sacred mysteries, let us call to mind our sins:

I confess to almighty God, and to you, my brothers and sisters, that I have sinned through my own fault in my thoughts and in my words, in what l have done, and in what l have failed to do. And l ask blessed Mary, ever virgin, all the angels and saints, and you, my brothers and sisters, to pray for me to the Lord our God.

May almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins,
and bring us to everlasting life.
Amen.

Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

James 5:16
Rom 12:16; James 3:6

I Thes 5:25

Rev 5:11, 6:9

Rev. 2:5,16,21; 3:3; 16:11

I Jn 1:9

 Tobit 8:4; I Tim 1:2;Psm 51


GLORIA
Glory to God in the highest,

and peace to his people on earth.
Lord God, heavenly King, almighty God and Father,
we worship you, we give you thanks,
we praise you for your glory.
Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father, Lord Cod, Lamb of God,
you take away the sin of the world, have mercy on us;
you are seated at the right
hand of the Father, receive our prayer.
For you alone are the Holy One,
you alone are the Lord,
you alone are the Most High,
Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit
in the glory of God the Father. Amen.

OPENING PRAYER
This prayer, said by the priest, is different in each single mass. Whe he finish we answer: Amen

WE TAKE A SEAT  

GLORIA
Lk. 2:14

Rev 19:6
Rev 22:9; Eph 5:20; Rev 7:2

II Jn 3; Phil 2:11; Jn 1:29

 

Rom 8:34
Lk 4:34; Lk 1:32

Jn 14:26

LITURGY OF THE WORD


FIRST READING
The Word of the Lord / Thanks be to God

RESPONSORIAL PSALM

SECOND READING
The Word of the Lord / Thanks be to God

ALLELUIAWE STAND UP

The Lord be with you.
And also with you.

A reading from the holy gospel according to...
Glory to you, Lord. ( GOSPEL )

This is the gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

HOMILY WE TAKE A SIT

WE STAND UP

CREED OR THE PROFESSION OF FAITH

PRAYER OF THE FAITHFUL OR GENERAL INTERCESSIONS

Text related to the readings of the Day

Old Testament / Acts of the Apostles

Psalm

New Testament

Psalm
II Cor 1:2

Gospel- Explanation of Readings
Deut 6:4 Gen 14:19 Gen 1:1
Jn 3:16 Acts 2:36
Lk 1:35
Matt 1:22-23
Jn 19:1-2, 17-19
I Pe 3:18-19
I Cor 15:3-4
Mk 16:19
Acts 10:42. II Tim 4:1
Acts 2:17 Rom 5:5
Mt. 16:18. Rom 12:5
Rev 5:1, 7:9, 22:5, 20
Jn 20:23
Rom 8, 11
I Tim 2:1-2

LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST
WE TAKE A SEAT

PRESENTATION OF GIFTS

COLLECTION

Blessed are you, Lord, God of all creation. Through your goodness we have this bread to offer, which earth has given and human hands have made. It will become for us the bread of life.
Blessed be God for ever.

Blessed are you, Lord, God of all creation. Through your goodness we have this wine to offer, fruit of the vine and work of human hands. I will become our spiritual drink.
Blessed be God for ever.

Pray, brethren, that our sacrifice may be acceptable to God, the almighty Father.

May the Lord accept the sacrifice at your hands for the praise and glory of his name, for our good, and the good of all his Church.

WE STAND UP


PRAYER OVER THE GIFTS
This prayer, said by the priest, is different in each single mass. Whe he finish we answer: Amen.

PREFACE AND EUCHARISTIC PRAYER

The Lord be with you.
And also with you.

Lift up your hearts.
We lift them up to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It's right to give him thanks and praise.

Father, it is our duty and our salvation ...
... And so we join the angels and the saints in proclaiming your glory as we sing (say):

Holy, holy, holy Lord. God of power and might.
Heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.

WE KNEEL DOWN

Lord, you are holy indeed, the fountain of all holiness.
Let your Spirit come upon these gifts to make them holy,
so that they may become for us the body + and blood of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Before he was given up to death, a death he freely accepted, he took bread and gave you thanks. He broke the bread, gave it to his disciples, and said:
Take this, all of you, and eat it: this is my Body which will be given up for you.
When supper was ended, he took the cup. Again he gave you thanks and praise, gave the cup to his disciples, and said:
Take this, all of you, and drink from it; this is the cup of my Blood, the Blood of the New and Everlasting Covenant. It will be shed for you and for all men so that sins may be forgiven. Do this in memory of me.
Let us proclaim the mystery of faith.

Christ has died, Christ has risen, Christ will come again .

WE STAND UP

In memory of his death and resurrection,
we offer you, Father, this life-giving bread, this saving cup. ....


...Through him, with him, in him, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all glory and honour is yours, almighty Father,
for ever and ever.
Amen. 

Acts 4:35 - II Cor 9:12-13

Eccl 3:14 Sirach 17

 

Jn 6:35
Psm 68, 36

Lk 22:17-18

Psm 68:36

 

Heb 12:28

 

Psm 50:23

 

Text related to the readings of the Day
 

II Cor 1:2
Lam 3:41
Col 3:17
Col 1:3

 

 

Is 6:3 . Rev 4:8

 

Mk 11:9-10

 

II Mac 14:36

 

Phil 2:8 Jn 10:17-18

Mk 14:22-25 Mt 14:22-25 Lk 22:19-20. I Cor 11:23-25

 Acts 2:23-24 / I Cor 15, 3-4
Rev 22:17 22:20

Jn 6:51

 I Cor 10:17

 Eph 6:18

II Mac 12:45-46
I Cor 15, 20-23. 29-30

 2 Tes 1:4-5.
Rev 7:9-15

Heb 9:15
I Cor 12:12-13
Rev 7:12

RITE OF COMMUNION


Let us pray with confidence to the Father in the words our Saviour gave us:

OUR FATHER

Deliver us, Lord, from every evil, and grant us peace in our day. In your mercy keep us free from sin and protect us from all anxiety as we wait in joyful hope for the coming of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours, now and forever.

Lord Jesus Christ, you said to your apostles: "I leave you peace, my peace I give you", look not on our sins, but on the faith of your Church, and grant us the peace and unity of your kingdom where you live for ever and ever.
Amen.

The peace of the Lord be with you always.
And also with you.

WE GIVE EACH OTHER A SIGN OF PEACE

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
grant us peace.


This is the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world. Happy are those who are called to his supper.

Lord, I am not worthy to receive you,
but only say the word and I shall be healed
.

WE GO TO RECEIVE COMMUNION

At the moment of communion the priest or the minister will say: The body of Christ.
We must answer:Amen.

WE RETURN TO OUR PLACE AND WE TAKE A SIT TO PRAY QUIETLY

WE STAND UP

PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION
This prayer, said by the priest, is different in each single mass. Whe he finish we answer: Amen

 

CONCLUDING RITE

 The Lord be with you.
And also with you.

May almighty God bless you, the Father, and the Son,
and the Holy Spirit.
Amen.

Go in the peace of Christ.
Thanks be to God.

FINAL SONG

Mt. 6:9-13

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jn 17:15

 

 

Rev 5:12-13

 

Jn 14:27

 

 

Jn 20.19

 

 

Rom 16:16

Jn 1:29

 

 

 

Rev 19:9

Mat 8:8

 

 

Text related to the readings of the Day
 

II Cor 1:2

 

Lk 24:51

 

 

Lk 7:50II Cor 9:15

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7 posted on 05/08/2011 8:08:49 PM PDT by narses ("Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions." Chesterton)
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Awesome!


8 posted on 05/08/2011 8:10:00 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: narses; Unam Sanctam

**Christ has died, Christ has risen, Christ will come again**

Thank goodness we won’t have to hear that thing from OCP after Advent!!


9 posted on 05/08/2011 8:13:04 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Artemis Webb

**Sri: I have had a number of Protestant Christians express gratitude for this project. Some have noted how it has helped them appreciate the Mass more and how they never realized how biblical the Mass was. While the primary audience I had in mind was Catholic, I am hopeful that the book might be of service to our Protestant brothers and sisters, helping explain the Mass in Biblical terms that they may find more appealing.**


10 posted on 05/08/2011 8:18:17 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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Salvation I do not doubt your good intentions. Obviously though there is a segment of the population (the FR population) that is antagonistic toward Catholicism and will be regardless of reading, logic, debate or facts.


11 posted on 05/08/2011 8:22:58 PM PDT by Artemis Webb (What, if not a bagel and coffee, confirms the existence of a just and loving God?)
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To: narses

But I can hardly wait for the new translations. No such thing as being a ‘holy rebel’. My priest says we have to wait until Advent.


12 posted on 05/08/2011 8:28:08 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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13 posted on 05/08/2011 8:31:05 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

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14 posted on 05/08/2011 8:34:27 PM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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Whoa!!!! I honestly just ordered this book about 4 hours before you posted this thread!! Ha!!


15 posted on 05/08/2011 8:48:54 PM PDT by surroundedbyblue
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That’s great! I am ordering it too. Someone gave me a gift certificate for a web place which shall remain nameles so I’m going to cash it in.


16 posted on 05/08/2011 8:51:34 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

No antagonism intended, unless you found this subjectively antagonistic. I’ll check out the book.


17 posted on 05/08/2011 8:56:21 PM PDT by fwdude (Prosser wins, Goonions lose.)
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To: fwdude; Religion Moderator

No, It’s just that those are the Religion Moderator’s guidelines for ecumenical threads.


18 posted on 05/08/2011 8:57:51 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: fwdude

Here you go: http://www.scribd.com/doc/51156926/Why-Orthodox-Worship-is-Liturgical-The-Biblical-Basis-for-Ritual-in-Christian-Worship-Robert-K-Arakaki


19 posted on 05/08/2011 9:11:56 PM PDT by vladimir998 (When people deny truth exists they must be wrong)
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To: fwdude

http://www.amazon.com/Bible-Liturgy-Jean-Danielou/dp/0268003734/ref=pd_sxp_f_pt


20 posted on 05/08/2011 9:13:58 PM PDT by vladimir998 (When people deny truth exists they must be wrong)
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To: Salvation; Artemis Webb; fwdude
Salvation, dear friend, please note that our Lutheran and Anglican brethern also share much the same beliefs in their services or Masses.

I've been to an Anglican mass in England (to quite a few actually before the penny dropped!) and their practises and beliefs are similar to ours.

I prefer not to use the term "Protestant" for our brothers and sisters in Christ but as per their separate faith foundations like Lutherans, Anglicans, Presbyterians, Pentecostals, Baptists, Methodists etc.

21 posted on 05/09/2011 1:13:22 AM PDT by Cronos (Libspeak: "Yes there is proof. And no, for the sake of privacy I am not posting it here.")
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To: Cronos

I, too, have been to a service in an Anglican Church. Very reverent.

Now being in some others — oops — this is an ecumenical thread.


22 posted on 05/09/2011 8:38:59 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: narses

C’mon! Everybody knows ‘doze Cat-licks don’t know nut’in ‘bout the Bible. BIG Sarc/off!


23 posted on 05/09/2011 4:22:54 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: fwdude
Please provide the biblical basis for the practice of the “liturgy.”

How about "do this in memory of me"?

24 posted on 05/09/2011 8:29:00 PM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: Salvation

The Mass is an excellent book by Dr. Ed Sri of the Augustine Institute, a Catholic graduate school of Theology in Denver. It takes the reader through every aspect of the Mass and shows how it relates to our Biblical heritage (Old Testament). He also covers the coming changes this Advent in certain prayers and responses.

There is a video program of 5 sessions taught by Dr. Sri which is available from Ascension Press. It is an excellent program to offer at the parish level for those parishioners wanting to learn more about the Mass.


25 posted on 05/10/2011 4:02:16 PM PDT by CdMGuy
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To: Salvation

bookmark


26 posted on 04/05/2014 5:46:28 PM PDT by nina0113
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