Redemptionis Sacramentum. The Sacrament of Redemption. A Summary Guide. This is an unofficial summary and guide to the Instruction. Redemptionis sacramentum is the title of an instruction on the proper way to celebrate Mass in the Roman Rite and, with the necessary adjustments, in other. Redemptionis Sacramentum / Instruction on Certain Matters to Be Observed or to Be Avoided Regarding the Most Holy Eucharist [Congregation For Divine.
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AAS 57 p. If this modality is employed, ihstruccin, hosts should be used which are neither too thin nor too small, and the communicant should receive the Sacrament from the Priest only on the tongue.
Clarifying the sense of Church At this point a question might arise: The Diocesan Bishop  5. AAS 80 p. Missale Romanum, Institutio Generalis, n. This link is provided solely for the user’s convenience. Liturgy is a sacramentuk of “medication” for the soul, especially the Most Holy Sacrament which is the source and summit of Christian life, since it is Jesus Christ Himself who is really present in the Eucharist [and ].
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Appointment of Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion In the Instruction Immensae caritatis described the appointment of these “in a given instance or for a set period or even permanently”. Code of C anon Law25 Januarycan.
AAS 69 p. Never to be used for containing the Blood of the Lord are flagons, bowls, or other vessels that sacramentim not fully in accord with the established norms.
Instruction Redemptionis Sacramentum
In this regard, the Instruction says that the words and rites of the Liturgy, which are “a faithful expression, matured over the centuries, of the understanding of Christ”, “teach us to think as he himself does” n. What is absolutely forbidden is to make the liturgy a free zone for experimentation and private arbitration, which can in no way be justified by any good intention.
In this regard, according to the tradition of the universal Church, pre-eminent solicitude is accorded the celebration of Holy Mass, and also to the worship that is given to the Holy Eucharist even outside Mass. Is it acceptable to genuflect before receiving Communion? The Matter of the Most Holy Eucharist  2. But for these ceremonies the translations were approved long ago: The Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion [ Must concelebrating priests receive Holy Communion under both kinds?
Only when there is a necessity may extraordinary ministers assist the Priest celebrant in accordance with the norm of law. The more we respect the liturgical norms as much by our exterior gestures as by our interior faith and charitythe closer we’ll be to Christ [ 5].
AAS 89 p. This does not exclude, however, that Priests other than those celebrating or concelebrating the Mass might hear the confessions of the faithful who so desire, even in the same place where Mass is being celebrated, in order to meet the needs of those faithful. So where this is permitted there needs to be someone to hand the Communion-plate to. AAS 30pp. Congregation for the Clergy, Response to dubium, 20 May The liturgical community has the identity of “ekklesia”, a word which, as we are reminded in n.
We have to commune in front of the priest, and only then return to one’s place in the pews. In this case the celebration must be in a decent place.
In the last chapter, abuses are identified in relation to their gravity, with a reminder that even lesser abuses should not be glossed over. Money, therefore, just as other contributions for the poor, should be placed in an appropriate place which should be away from the eucharistic table.
I know places where there has been permanent exposition, but not permanent attendance. The abuse that has prevailed in some places, by which this rite is unnecessarily prolonged and given undue emphasis, with laypersons also helping in contradiction to the norms, should be corrected with all haste.
What if someone takes another posture? On the contrary, anyone who acts thus by giving free rein to his own inclinations, even if he is a Priest, injures the substantial unity of the Roman Rite, which ought to be vigorously preserved, and becomes responsible for actions that are in no way consistent with the hunger and thirst for rdeemptionis living God that is experienced by the people today.
In order that the beautiful tradition of the Church may be preserved, it is praiseworthy to refrain from exercising the option of omitting the dalmatic. How does this affect the role of the laity at Mass? The new Instruction highlights this, in n.
Both in the Preamble and throughout, it concisely recalls the motives that give meaning to the norms. As regards all these sorts of bodies and other entities and all undertakings in liturgical matters, there has long been the need for the Bishops to consider whether their working has been fruitful thus far,  and to consider carefully which changes or improvements should be made in their composition and activity  so that they might find new vigour.
This article related to an official document of the Catholic Church is a stub. If the Eucharist is celebrated properly, the features of the face of Christ outlined in the Gospel become in some way perceptible to the hearts of believers, just as they did to the disciples of Emmaus who “recognized him in the breaking of the bread” cf.
The abuses of liturgical law addressed by the instruction occur in many parts of the world and may not all be present in the dioceses of the United States of America. In those places where careful attention to the Liturgy has been given in the past, the instruction will not be as necessary as in other places. Grave Matters  3.