Time for the Soul to Absorb the Mysteries — Part 3: The Communion

Posted December 18, 2017 11:36 pm by Peter Kwasniewski

Time for the Soul to Absorb the Mysteries — Part 3: The Communion

(Links to Part 1 and Part 2)Continuing our exploration of how the ancient Roman Rite has, built into it, sufficient time or leisure for the appropriation of its sacred content, today I would like to focus on the segment of the liturgy usually referred to as the Communion rite, which, in a well-celebrated usus antiquior, is a veritable oasis of tranquility.“Deep calleth on deep, at the noise of thy flood-gates. All thy heights and thy billows have passed over me” (Ps 41:8). After the long silence of the Roman Canon, the uttering or chanting of the Lord’s Prayer emerges like the

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