Sunday, July 01, 2007

A Question

Is it the language or the rite that is the most important element of the Mass?


Can there possibly be something else?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Language or Rite? Firstly, I simply love the Mass. English or Latin, Tridentine or Novus Ordo, as long as it is celebrated correctly and reverently sans abuses or improv on the celebrant part is wonderful. I think the Tridentine Rite emphases the sacrificial nature of the Mass more and offers more periods of natural silence for personal prayer and meditation. I have often wondered what the Mass would be like if you made a authentic english translation of the 1962 Missal and use that Rite otherwise unchanged. So, to answer your question, I'd have to say Rite first, language second.