Offertory prayer.

This is a problem for me since long time, may be somebody can enlighten me.

I consider only that part of the Offertory which is different between TLM and the New Mass, and do not consider the Suscipe Sancta Trinitas prayer neither, since that is the repetition of the invocation of the whole Church to witness the sacrifice. So let consider only the Suscipe Sancte Pater and the Lavabo. The prayers in between refer to the coming consecration (Deus qui humanae substantiae) and ask to extend that benefits.

The priest acknowledges that he is sinner (ego indignus famulus tuus .. pro innumerabílibus peccátis, et offensiónibus, et neglegéntiis meis,)

in his own name (ego ... offero tibi)

offers a piece of bread (immaculatam hostiam)

and a few moments and prayers later claims that

the people around him became innocent (inter innocentes)

and he himself too became innocent (ego autem in innocentia mea ingressus sum).

If we take the words seriously what changed the priest from sinner to innocent? The recall of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ will come leather in the consecrations, we live in time. Above that we human beings are insufficient to redeem ourselves from the consequences of the sin.

Was not the 1970 Mass right to skip this problem?

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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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