Mass Changes!

Washington Post Article

The Bishops are going to bring the language of Mass more in line with the Latin Rite. Some of the changes may seem foreign so let me post below where it came from:

Before Communion, the prayer “Lord, I am not worthy to receive you” would become “Lord, I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof.”

Matthew 8:8 –

The centurion said in reply, “Lord, I am not worthy to have you enter under my roof; only say the word and my servant will be healed.

Luke 7:6 –

And Jesus went with them, but when he was only a short distance from the house, the centurion sent friends to tell him, “Lord, do not trouble yourself, for I am not worthy to have you enter under my roof.

1 Cor. 6:19 –

Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own?

In the Nicene Creed, the opening words “We believe” would become “I believe.”

This is to bring the open prayer inline with the Ordo Missae. Also follows more closely the overall goals of the 325 Council of Nicaea and the changes of 381.

Most of the other differences are simply a return to a traditional Latin rite rather than the English translation that occurred following Vatican 2. For this young whipper snapper who never experienced the Latin rite, I am looking forward to it! Seems like anything to make the mass more inline with Biblical scripture and tradition of the Church is A-OK in my book J