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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The edition used in Australia has ” The practice of those Priests is reprobated who, even though present at the celebration, abstain from distributing Communion and hand this function over to laypersons.
The instruction states that they should receive Holy Communion under both kinds from the Eucharist consecrated at that Mass. This page was last edited on 3 Februaryat An oscillating text Whence a text which, essentially, oscillates between a reminder of the necessity of discipline and the affirmation of a “ample scope remaining for an opportune freedom of adaptation”, a freedom “based on the principle that every celebration must be adapted to the needs of the participants, as well as to their capacity, their interior preparation and their individual genius, according to the possibilities established by liturgical norms” n.
Notitiae 35 pp. AAS 56 p. In the end, they introduce elements of distortion and disharmony into the very celebration of the Eucharist, which is oriented in its own lofty way and by its very nature to signifying and wondrously bringing about the communion of divine life and the unity of the People of God.
Now the liturgical law is clear and it will mean difficult changes for some people. It will be preferable, moreover, when both a Priest and a Deacon are absent, that the various parts be distributed among several faithful rather than having a single lay member of the faithful direct the whole celebration alone.
Congregation for Divine Worship, Instruction Liturgicae instaurationisn. The Eucharistic Prayer [ The Matter of the Most Holy Eucharist  2.
At this point a question might arise: It should be borne in mind that the experts are to be chosen from among those whose soundness in the Catholic faith and knowledge of theological and cultural matters are evident. The instruction notes that Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion never perform their ministry in the presence of a sufficient number of ordinary ministers of Holy Communion.
It well identifies the secondary causes of these abuses: To use the Pope’s words: It should also be borne in mind that removing or retaining the consecrated species for a sacrilegious purpose or casting them away are graviora delictathe absolution of which is reserved to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
Overview of the «Redemptionis Sacramentum» Instruction
In some places the perpetration of liturgical abuses has become almost habitual, a fact which obviously cannot be allowed and must cease. Priests must make sure that people participating in the Mass be made aware of this. The document does re-emphasize, however, the mandate of the Second Vatican Council some forty years ago that the full, conscious, and active participation of the laity is the goal to be considered before all else in the reform of the sacred liturgy. Sacrosanctum Conciliumn.
The Eucharistic Prayer  3. Active and Conscious Participation [ Lastly, we should also understand in the perspective of communion the affirmation of the “right” of the faithful to a dignified celebration, hence, also their right to demand one, should there be inadequacies or abuses, by lodging a complaint with the legitimate authority, so that all may be done in truth and charity cf.
Clarifying the sense of Church At this point a question might arise: Ad Missam chrismatis, Renovatio promissionum sacerdotalium, p. On certain matters to be observed or to be avoided regarding the Most Holy Eucharist. The appointments are no longer made by the more general “local Sacrmaentum or his delegate” but “by the diocesan bishop”. Code of Canon Lawcan. The Instruction’s text is on the Vatican’s web site [ www.
It is praiseworthy, by reason of the sign value, instrucin use a main chalice of larger dimensions, together with smaller chalices.
“Redemptionis Sacramentum”, a problematic answer to liturgical abuse
Ambrose, De Virginitaten. The liturgy, and especially the Eucharist, is the privileged place where the Church confesses her faith.
Why are abuses of liturgical norms of such great concern? Episcoporum, In quibusdam31 March Lilburne, instruccjn April,updated 25 April and 27 November This rite was “advisable” rather than essential: We have to commune in front of the priest, and only then return to one’s place in the pews. Redemptilnis the matter is serious, let him inform the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. This adds to the range in the General Instruction of the Roman Missal, n.
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Any faithful can and must report liturgical abuses, in a charitable and precise way, first of all to the priest who is concerned, then to the local Bishop, and finally to Rome if the abuse is not corrected [ ]. Missale RomanumInstitutio Generalis, nn.
Those things found in this Instruction are therefore to be read in the continuity with the above-mentioned Encyclical Letter, Ecclesia de Eucharistia. It is a serious abuse on the part instruccih the priest to break the host while saying: The Bishops of the United States have decided that the norm for receiving Holy Communion is standing, but that those who kneel to receive Holy Communion should not be denied the Sacrament.
It is the duty of Pastors at an opportune moment to instrcucin those present of the authenticity and the discipline that are strictly to be observed.
The consecrated host may be received on the tongue or in the hand at the discretion of the individual communicant. Who in a diocese decides what is appropriate liturgical practice? AAS 59 p. Does the redemptioniw change the Offertory Procession?