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Western Rite Readers Services for the layman
« on: November 06, 2012, 09:23:56 AM »
Does the Western Rite of the OC have options for a Readers Service for the Layman?

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Re: Western Rite Readers Services for the layman
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2012, 09:39:50 AM »
MIssä Sicca (pdf). It's basically mass without the Eucharist.

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Re: Western Rite Readers Services for the layman
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2012, 12:49:47 PM »
Then there are all the hours, which, unlike the ER hours, don't have a lot of parts for a priest, specifically.
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Re: Western Rite Readers Services for the layman
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2012, 01:55:19 PM »
Then there are all the hours, which, unlike the ER hours, don't have a lot of parts for a priest, specifically.

What are the hours you refer too?

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Re: Western Rite Readers Services for the layman
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2012, 02:11:44 PM »
Then there are all the hours, which, unlike the ER hours, don't have a lot of parts for a priest, specifically.

What are the hours you refer too?

Monastic Dirurnal and an an article on it
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Re: Western Rite Readers Services for the layman
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2012, 02:18:23 PM »
Then there are all the hours, which, unlike the ER hours, don't have a lot of parts for a priest, specifically.

What are the hours you refer too?

Monastic Dirurnal and an an article on it

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Re: Western Rite Readers Services for the layman
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2012, 10:34:52 AM »
MIssä Sicca (pdf). It's basically mass without the Eucharist.

Is the missa sicca blessed for use?


In my opinion, it shouldn't.

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Re: Western Rite Readers Services for the layman
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2012, 09:08:48 PM »
The Hours of the Divine Office and Little Offices of the Mother of God, Cross, Trinity, or Guardian Angel may be done as lay services.

The adaptations are very simple for lay use:

1. You omit "The Lord be with you" as only a priest or deacon can utter those words.
2. You substitute "O Lord, show us Thy mercy" (R. "And grant us Thy salvation").
3. No vestments are used, the altar cover is not turned back at, say, the Magnfiicat, etc.
4. No readings are read facing the people, all are done facing east.

Voila.