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 Post subject: Where can I find the official text explaining versus populum
PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:35 am 
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Where can I find the official text explaining versus populum?


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 Post subject: Re: Where can I find the official text explaining versus pop
PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:46 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Where can I find the official text explaining versus pop
PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:20 am 
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Pro Ecclesia Dei wrote:
There isn't one

Why? Is there a reason why they changed a tradition without explaining it?
I am asking as a person who isn't that good at Liturgy.


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 Post subject: Re: Where can I find the official text explaining versus pop
PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:43 pm 
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ingenting wrote:
Pro Ecclesia Dei wrote:
There isn't one

Why? Is there a reason why they changed a tradition without explaining it?
I am asking as a person who isn't that good at Liturgy.



The change in orientation was pushed because of “active participation” and a faulty understanding of liturgical history.

There were several decades of the liturgical movement before the 1960s which had a stream of thought/misunderstanding that the early Church had versus populum in the liturgy. The other issue* they were trying to deal with was the laity’s conscience and active participation with the liturgy itself.

The thought went: “Well, we need to help people participate more. If the priest faces the people, they can see what is happening on the altar and better participate. This was also feature in the early church, so it must have value.”

The option of versus populum soon became the most used orientation because of the obsession of “active participation.” IMO, the use of vernacular also helped solidify the use of versus populum.



*Some say this was an actual issue, some disagree – and if it was an issue, it’s debatable over how big an issue it really was

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 Post subject: Re: Where can I find the official text explaining versus pop
PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:32 pm 
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ingenting wrote:
Pro Ecclesia Dei wrote:
There isn't one

Why? Is there a reason why they changed a tradition without explaining it?
I am asking as a person who isn't that good at Liturgy.

It was not changed officially.

The Novus Ordo Missae still presumes, at least in the Latin rubrics, that the priest should turn to face the people at certain points (i.e. it does not presume versus populuun)

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 Post subject: Re: Where can I find the official text explaining versus pop
PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:20 am 
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versus populuun?

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