Offertory prayer.
(06-30-2010, 12:07 AM)Resurrexi Wrote: If I am not mistaken, the "innocentes" mentioned in the Lavabo refer not to the laity, but to the throngs of angels present during the celebration of the Mass.

I do not see any ground for this interpretation, and still leaves the problem with the  purification of the priests by an Old Testament like food sacrifice. A passage from Ps 50 would be more appropriate and ambivalence free

50:8 Thou shalt sprinkle me with hyssop, and I shall be cleansed: * thou shalt wash me, and I shall be made whiter than snow.
50:9 To my hearing thou shalt give joy and gladness: * and the bones that have been humbled shall rejoice.
50:10 Turn away thy face from my sins, * and blot out all my iniquities.
50:11 Create a clean heart in me, O God: * and renew a right spirit within my bowels.
50:12 Cast me not away from thy face; * and take not thy holy spirit from me.
50:13 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation, * and strengthen me with a perfect spirit.

The moral is that we human beings are not capable to think clearly w/o ambivalence. The offertory prayer is the recall of the Old Testament sacrifices when that was all what we men have, and that give some purification. I quoted this example only because some people here boast about the unquestionable clarity of the TLM. We need the Magisterium because we are fallible.

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Offertory prayer. - by glgas - 06-21-2010, 08:37 PM
Re: Offertory prayer. - by Resurrexi - 06-30-2010, 12:07 AM
Re: Offertory prayer. - by glgas - 06-30-2010, 06:11 AM
Re: Offertory prayer. - by FatherCekada - 07-01-2010, 06:24 AM
Re: Offertory prayer. - by SaintSebastian - 07-01-2010, 07:34 AM
Re: Offertory prayer. - by glgas - 07-01-2010, 09:17 AM

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