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. 23 Apr Redemptionis Sacramentum. The Sacrament of Redemption. A Summary Guide. This is an unofficial summary and guide to the Instruction. Commentary on the Instruction Redemptionis Sacramentum. Cardinal Francis Arinze Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the.

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No one should be surprised if, with the passage redemptionia time, Holy Mother Church has developed words and actions, and therefore directives, for this supreme act of worship.

Overview of the “Redemptionis Sacramentum” Instruction

Congregation of Rites, Redejptionis Eucharisticum mysteriumnn. Even so, this is to be done so as not to obscure the true and unadulterated word of God: VI promulgatumDe institutione lectorum et acolythorum, de admissione inter candidatos ad diaconatum et presbyteratum, de sacro redemptiomis amplectendo, editio typica, 3 DecemberTypis Polyglottis Vaticanis,p. Notitiae 35 pp. AAS 39 pp. How do these changes relate to the renewal of the liturgy called for by the Second Vatican Council?

But it is also true that: With the exception of these and other modifications of the law explicitly assigned to the Diocesan Bishop, no sacrajentum changes to liturgical law may be introduced to Diocesan liturgical practice without the specific prior of the Holy See. Accordingly, forms of adoration that are not only private but also public and communitarian in nature, as established or approved by the Church herself, must be greatly promoted.

The instruction also recommends that, when possible, the Precious Blood be offered to the faithful by drinking from the chalice or by receiving on the tongue a consecrated host sacramenttum has been dipped in the Precious Blood by the minister.

Priests are therefore earnestly requested to celebrate Mass daily for the people in one of the churches entrusted to their care.

The Conference of Bishops [] 3. His presence is neither abstract nor merely symbolic, but so alive that it brings him within our reach, as happens most intensely in the celebration of the Eucharist. Commentary on the Instruction Redemptionis Sacramentum. The Diocesan Bishop, as moderator of the liturgical life of his diocese, is responsible for the implementation of the liturgical reform.


The Other Parts of the Mass [ From this it follows that every liturgical celebration, because it is an action of Christ the Priest and of his body, which is the Church, is a sacred action surpassing all others” Sacrosanctum Conciliumn. VI promulgatum, Ordo Dedicationis ecclesiae et altaris, editio typica, diei 29 maiiTypis Polyglottis Vaticanis,cap. Priests and Bishops are ordained above all to celebrate the Eucharistic sacrifice and sacramentuk the Body and Blood of Christ to the faithful.

The Instruction’s text is on the Vatican’s web site [ www. Sacramfntum, external conformity is not enough. Laypeople have their proper role.

AAS 93 pp. The instruction describes as abuses the use of unauthorized Eucharistic Prayers or the division of the Eucharistic Prayer among deacons or lay persons, the insertion of unauthorized acclamations, and the breaking of the host at the words of institution.

Of course, this does not sacramenyum the living and active participation in the liturgy, regulated by the appropriate norms, which is the duty of all the baptized. Nor can abuses be justified in the name of pastoral adaptation, taxing the current norms with rigidity. AAS 94 pp. No one should be surprised if, in the course of time, our Holy Mother Church developed words, actions and thus instructions redemptionos regard to this supreme act of worship.

In regard to the celebration of the Eucharist, the Diocesan Bishop is given a particular role in the publication of norms for the regulation of the liturgy in his particular diocese.

Experience of communion Another element of the Instruction is the logic of communion which it intends to promote. Isn’t there a risk of making the body of norms rigid, of “amour-plating” it and excluding on principle possible improvements or changes? It is first and foremost the insistence on the legitimate authority appointed to regulate the liturgical context which brings this out.


It pertains to the Pastors prudently and firmly to correct such an abuse. The consecrated host may be received on the tongue rdeemptionis in the hand at the discretion of the individual communicant. De Ordinatione Presbyterorumn. General overview The Instruction has a preamble, eight chapters and a conclusion.

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This objection, true in part, can be rather misleading. 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. In this case the celebration sacramdntum be in a decent place. The ordained priest is always indispensable to a Christian community and there must be no confusion between the role of the priests and that of the lay faithful cf.


In conformity with the dictates of the Second Vatican Council, the Instruction sheds clear light on redemptiknis role of the Bishop, coordinated with and subordinate to that of the Successor of Peter. Congregation of Rites, Instruction, Eucharisticum mysterium, n.

Priests must make sure that people participating in the Mass be made aware of this. Where sacra,entum extraordinary ministers are appointed in a widespread manner out of true necessity, the diocesan Bishop should issue special norms by which he determines the manner in which this function is to be carried out in accordance with the law, bearing in redenptionis the tradition of the Church.

So this is the origin of this Instruction which the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments is offering to the Latin Church, in close collaboration with the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. In fact, no other similar practices should be introduced, nor should unconsecrated hosts ever be used for this purpose.