The ongoing debates on the present state and the future of the Roman Catholic worship are not confined to specialists, but are clearly of interest to a wider public, as the responses to the Sacra Liturgia UK conference, held in London in July 2016, have shown.
This volume contains the proceedings of the conference and raises the question of how to bring to fruition the insights and instructions of the Second Vatican Council and its key document on the liturgy, Sacrosanctum Concilium, in the life of the Church today. The initial contribution from Robert Cardinal Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments, calls for a fuller implementation of Sacrosanctum Concilium. Following on from this other leading figures and liturgical scholars, such as Joris Geldhof, David Fagerberg and Alcuin Reid, examine Catholic worship from a variety of perspectives, including historical, pastoral, social, cultural and artistic themes. Taken together, these chapters present another crucial step along the route of authentic liturgical renewal in the contemporary world.
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About the Author
Uwe Michael Lang is a priest of the London Oratory and a a Lecturer in Theology at Heythrop College in the University of London, UK.
Table of Contents
Notes on Contributors
List of Abbreviations
1. Opening Remarks – Bishop Dominic Rey, Diocese of Frejus-Toulon, France
2. Towards an Authentic Implementation of Sacrosanctum Concilium – Robert Cardinal Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, The Vatican
3. Liturgy and the Triune God: Rethinking Trinitarian Theology – Helmut Hoping, University of Freiburg, Germany
4. The Public Nature of the Liturgy– Charbel Pazat de Lys OSB, Abbaye Ste-Madeleine du Barroux, France
5. The Ethical Character of the Mysteries: Observations from a Moral Theologian – Michael P. Cullinan, Diocese of Westminster, UK
6. Doing the World Liturgically: Stewardship of Creation and Care for the Poor – David Fagerberg, University of Notre Dame, USA
7. Liturgy Beyond the Secular – Joris Geldhof, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
8. 'Especially in Mission Territories' (SC 38): New Evangelisation and Liturgical (Reform of the) Reform – Stephen Bullivant, St Mary's University Twickenham, UK
9. The Tridentine Liturgical Reform in Historical Perspective – Uwe Michael Lang, London Oratory, UK
10. On the Council Floor: The Council Fathers' Debate of the Schema on the Sacred Liturgy – Alcuin Reid, Monastere Saint-Benoit, France
11. Sing a New Song to the Lord: Towards a Revised Translation of the Liturgy of the Hours – Alan Hopes, Bishop of East Anglia
12. Divine Worship: The Missal and “'he Liturgical Books Proper to the Anglican Tradition' (Anglicanorum Coetibus, Art. III) – Andrew Burbanham, Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, UK
13. The Vicissitudes of Liturgy and Architecture Shown at the Example of Berlin's Cathedral of St Hedwig – Peter Stephan, University of Freiburg, Germany
14. Homily at the Votive Mass of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles – Robert Cardinal Sarah, The Vatican
15. Set Free at the Source of Our Demise: Homily at the Votive Mass of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Eternal High Priest – Salvatore J. Cordileone, Archbishop of San Francisco, USA
16. Homily at the Votive Mass of Blessed John Henry Newman – Keith Newton, Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, UK