Sunday 23 June 2013

Scripture index for the 1962 MR, and some more useful links

The scripture index for the 1962 Missale Romanum is finished! (Hooray!) :-)

Please click here to view and download the PDF file (just under 1 Mb in size). Let me know if there are any glaring errors - there are bound to be at least a couple in 50 or so pages of indexes!


And some more sidebar updates:

A great article about the differences between the sanctoral cycles in the EF and OF. Some interesting (and, in my view, sensible) criticisms of the OF Lectionary, and some interesting suggestions for a development of the EF Lectionary in both the spirit of "mutual enrichment" and the call of Sacrosanctum Concilium 51. 
An interesting short study about Paul VI's record of consistent promotion of scripture in the life of the Church, specifically through the Mass and Divine Office. (Thanks to Dr. Kwasniewski for e-mailing me this link.)
I have had a cursory look at this book, and certainly as a history book it looks very useful. It goes into considerable detail about the contents of ancient lectionaries and related liturgical books, which is very helpful for research, and is also a great introduction to the lectionary's source materials if you don't know that much about them. 

(In general, is a good place to search for older, out-of-print books, and I found this very interesting book a couple of weeks back. Subsequently, I was lucky enough to find a hard-copy of this book on Amazon for £2.81 - e-books are great, but, for me at least, they can't replace paper and ink. It's just not the same reading a book on a screen! Also, this does now mean that Dom Baudot's book is on my list of books to review for this blog.)
A fellow British blogger does some sterling comparisons between and analysis of the OF and EF lectionaries. Not having access to Archbishop Bugnini's book The Reform of the Liturgy 1948-1975, those posts I found of particular interest. And it's a great blog generally!
I am cheating a little here: these exceptionally interesting articles deal with the Roman Missal rather than the Lectionary. But in the current absence of similar information regarding the Lectionary, I think it's instructive to find out what the principles and criteria for the Consilium's revision of the Missal were; I think similar considerations will have been at the forefront of the revision of the Lectionary. 

(And I hope to get hold of Prof. Pristas's new book soon (Collects of the Roman Missal) - it looks like it could be the most interesting book I read this year...!)

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