13 National Liturgy Week

And thus begins the Assembly gathered in his name, the starting point of the celebration in the person of the Minister, because the Minister is in relation to the sacramental species, from Trento. Instead here now forward, then passes: Assembly, Minister, Word and sacramental species. So it is already underlined the presence of Christ in the Minister, linked to the Assembly, and is Assembly presides over the Minister, icon of Christ’s presence. There has been a change of order, and this change is through’s research. In the year 70 when the Roman Missal was published for the first time, Paul VI, we already find this order, according to the dynamics of the Eucharistic Celebration.

Vicesimun Quintus Annus apostolic letter, 1988, tells us that Christ is present in the prayerful Church, gathered in his name, we already find a specification, prayerful Church, then we are already in the concept that the liturgy is prayer, we should not forget that concept of what it means to pray. Second, does not say that Christ is present and acting in the person of the ordained minister who celebrates. Come out other words, ordained minister. Speaks of the proclamation in the Assembly. Therefore it is not the word read, but proclaimed, and then tells us that the action of the Holy Spirit, is present in the sacraments and in the sacramental species. Catechism of the Catholic Church. 1992 As it is a comprehensive text that looks at all the presence of Christ, not only celebratory, it tells us that Christ is present in his word, the prayer of the Church, the poor, sick, prisoners. It is the first time that referred to such cases.

There is a deepening of that presence. In the sacraments, in the sacrifice of the mass, in the person of the Minister, in the sacramental species. In a broad context is not limited to what is the Eucharistic Celebration, it is also a cast of presences, a little messy.

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