He returned the Latin Mass, with women covered by blankets
One hundred savvy faithful old liturgy were yesterday in San Miguel Archangel.
Four decades after the Latin Mass with the priest facing the altar officiating was replaced by the office in the language of each country and facing the faithful, the old way of celebrating was restored yesterday at a church in Buenos Aires. It was before hundreds of worshipers eager to participate in the traditional way.
The celebration took place 48 hours after Pope Benedict XVI signed the decree (motu proprio) that releases this modality. Until Friday, the Latin mass required approval of the bishop, that process is no longer necessary. From now on, to an order of the faithful, the priest must access.
However, the Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, arranged a fixed holding jurisdiction for the faithful locals offer a specific place and avoid the problem that many priests do not know oficiarla.
The parish is St. Michael the Archangel, in the downtown. His pastor, DOther Ricardo, is an expert in liturgy. Had to dust off the latest version of the old missal, 1962, provide for the altar, put six candles instead of two and achieve an organist who knew the old songs.
"In nomine Patris, et Spiritus Sancti et Filii" said DOther after 10, when reciting the sign of the cross with the start of the trade. Faithful mostly adults and the elderly, but also some young, blanketed several women, and almost all with missal, followed him with unction. Women were also quite long skirts. Was striking a family with three girls, all blanket.
Many attendees seemed very knowledgeable about the ancient liturgy. Even, not lacking some who slipped some discomfort because the celebration was not, in his view, entirely by the old way and mixed with modern elements.
Communion was received kneeling at the altar and in the mouth. There was no sign of peace, or prayer of the faithful, or offertory procession. "This way of celebrating Mass greatly enriched the celebration because it takes into account the elements of an ancient liturgical tradition," said Fabian leaving, 45. In turn, Carolina, 21, student of philosophy, thus considered "spiritually uplifting me more."
Father in his homily did not mention the way the celebrated. Then, asked journalists not to say that is the Tridentine Mass, but "how extraordinary Roman rite." So he sought to narrow the controversy surrounding his rehabilitation.