"Eucharist" as an un-articled proper noun
(01-30-2012, 03:35 AM)The_Harlequin_King Wrote:
(01-29-2012, 10:59 PM)alphonsusjr Wrote: In the days before the Changes, nobody used words like liturgy or eucharist or reconciliation. It was Mass and Holy Communion and Confession. Simple, straightforward words. Everyone knew what they meant. We didn’t talk about rubrics, and most laypeople didn’t know about ambos and aspersoria and thuribles.

True, but let's not knock on the word "reconciliation". That's how the sacrament is referred to in the New Testament. (2 Corinthians 5:18, "But all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Christ; and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation.") It's a legit word to use.

So is the word "eucharist" for that matter. It's also biblical and it's the proper name of the most august sacrament after all, the summit of the whole liturgy.

The problem isn't that these terms are illegitimate per se but that they were consciously and subtly introduced to signify a rupture from the previous longstanding use, not as a healthy desire to reform something obsolete, but just to conform to Protestant jargon. Not to mention the clear tints of antiquarianism of the whole process, something previously condemned by Pius XII,

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Re: "Eucharist" as an un-articled proper noun - by Vetus Ordo - 01-30-2012, 02:16 PM

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