Durandus on the Silence of the Canon

Posted August 23, 2017 7:38 pm by Gregory DiPippo

Durandus on the Silence of the Canon

Pursuant to two recent posts on the silence in the Mass and the Canon, (one by Matthew Hazell and one by myself) here is part of what the great William Durandus wrote on the subject in his famous commentary on the liturgy, the Rationale Divinorum Officiorum. (book, 4, 35).“After the praise (of God) has been called out, (i.e. the Preface), a secret silence and a sacred mystery are observed, in which the Canon of the Mass is devoutly said; and this is done by the priest alone, since according to Matthew, Christ prayed alone. (cap. 26, 36-44, the description of

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