Wednesday, February 04, 2015
Pope Francis to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of First Papal Mass in the Vernacular
Color me unimpressed. But in the end, Latin vs Vernacular is less important than the liturgy itself. We Orthodox are all over the map when it comes to liturgical languages. But I think it is pretty hard to argue that the Pauline Missal, concocted by a liturgical committee composed of some pretty dubious individuals, is anything other than grossly inferior to that which it was supposed to replace. As Msgr Pope noted in his excellent piece, linked in an earlier post; when you concede to one man the authority to arbitrarily tinker with, or radically alter the liturgy, you are treading on dangerously thin ice.