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One Liturgy per Day or One Liturgy per Altar per Day?
« on: January 24, 2007, 04:35:13 PM »
In a recent thread some referred to a liturgical canon which prohibited more than one Euchristic Liturgy (EL) per day. As far as I am aware, current OO practice only prohibits more than one EL per-altar/per-priest per day, which hence allows for more than one EL per day at any church with more than one altar and more than one priest.

What are the sources of the canons in question (pre-schism? post-schism?) and the justifications underlying them (patristic justifications would be preferable)?
« Last Edit: January 24, 2007, 04:36:06 PM by EkhristosAnesti »
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Re: One Liturgy per Day or One Liturgy per Altar per Day?
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2016, 02:08:47 PM »
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Re: One Liturgy per Day or One Liturgy per Altar per Day?
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2016, 02:22:10 PM »

There are churches with multiple altars.  Main one front and center, smaller ones to the side.  In these churches their may be multiple Liturgies.

As I was told, it is one Liturgy per antimens per day. 
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Re: One Liturgy per Day or One Liturgy per Altar per Day?
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2016, 02:31:39 PM »
The question is, what are the actual canons regarding this and where can we find them?

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Re: One Liturgy per Day or One Liturgy per Altar per Day?
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2016, 03:00:51 PM »
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Re: One Liturgy per Day or One Liturgy per Altar per Day?
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2016, 04:35:13 PM »
Indeed, I womder if this is actually an ancient canon at all as opposed to an Eastern liturgical custom, hence the Roman practice of bination, with trination and quadrination being allowed in extraordinary circumstances.  On the other hand, I have heard the Carthusian chapterhouses have one altar per choir father (priest), in addition to the high altar for the conventual mass, which would not be bination.  And it is a fact the Roman church has massively increased the use of trination and quadrination in recent years, even as, contrary to numerous pastoral instructions, the liturgy of the hours has been neglected.