Paschale Solemnitas

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Paschale Solemnitas

Post by High Peak » Wed May 14, 2014 12:58 am

I am still trawling through past threads!

docmattc wrote:Paschale Solemnitas is a very useful document, it should be required reading for anyone involved in the Triduum.


Given changes (specifically the new translation) since this statement was made, is Paschale Solemnitas still the go-to document re the Triduum or has it been superseded?

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Re: Paschale Solemnitas

Post by Keraulophon » Wed May 14, 2014 10:41 am

It remains the prime resource commended by the CBCEW Liturgy Office.

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Re: Paschale Solemnitas

Post by Southern Comfort » Wed May 14, 2014 3:36 pm

NB: Its correct title is Paschale Solemnitatis

It now has to be read in conjunction with what is in the 3rd edition of the Roman Missal.

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Re: Paschale Solemnitas

Post by Nick Baty » Wed May 14, 2014 7:45 pm

Sort of document which makes one feel like just doing something hippyish with fire and water!

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Re: Paschale Solemnitas

Post by keitha » Thu May 15, 2014 1:23 pm

For what it is worth, I agree with SC. In my view Paschale Solemnitatis holds good save and to the extent that the new edition and GIRM change it (but those changes are relatively few and were the subject of a thread a couple of years ago).

There are a few things that I find quite interesting in PS. For example, for the entrance procession on Palm Sunday note 32 states that Psalms 23 and 46 should be used as well as other appropriate songs, and note 33 provides that the Passion should be read by three people (no congregation joining in!). We also have "chosen men" for the footwashing at the Mass of the Last Supper (although, as it is clear that this is only an optional custom, I would have thought this provides a bit of room for manoeuvre!,) and the use of only one cross for the Good Friday veneration. Just a bit of musing... :)
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Re: Paschale Solemnitas

Post by High Peak » Thu May 15, 2014 2:15 pm

keitha wrote:.......and note 33 provides that the Passion should be read by three people (no congregation joining in!)....


And yet my brand new CTS Missal has the Passion set out for four parts: Narrator, Jesus, Other single speaker and Crowd.

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Re: Paschale Solemnitas

Post by musicus » Fri May 16, 2014 4:57 pm

Interesting. We had three voices and "no joining in" - except they DID (my rubric on the service sheet was too subtle!). As you say, though, the new missals have the Crowd indications, which hardly helped.
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