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Eucharistic celebrations: the chasm between idea and action

O'Loughlin, Thomas

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Thomas O'Loughlin



Abstract

The two changes (1, a new rite; and 2. the move to the vernacular) that occurred in the eucharistic liturgy of the Roman Rite have often been seen as simply evolutionary, liturgical variations: this perception suited that time of great change in the liturgy, and has continued
among many in that they assume that these changes are somehow optional. However, this change is better seen as a change in paradigm: no longer is the general understanding of the Eucharist based in catechesis or theology that is parallel to the liturgy, but the understanding of the Eucharist is a function of participating linguistically
in the actual event of the Eucharist. This paradigm shift needs to be appreciated if we are to discuss the state of eucharistic theology and liturgical celebration today.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Oct 26, 2009
Journal New Blackfriars
Print ISSN 0028-4289
Electronic ISSN 0028-4289
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 91
Issue 1034
Institution Citation O'Loughlin, T. (2009). Eucharistic celebrations: the chasm between idea and action. New Blackfriars, 91(1034), doi:10.1111/j.1741-2005.2009.01322.x. ISSN 0028-4289
DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1741-2005.2009.01322.x
Keywords Eucharist, Vatican II, Vernacular, Participation, Liturgy, Paradigm
Publisher URL http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1741-2005.2009.01322.x/abstract
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
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