Friday, December 09, 2011

Indulgences for the Reading of Scripture

RORATE CÆLI: A year-long cycle for Lectio Divina according to the Classical Roman liturgy:

A. To the faithful who read the books of Sacred Scripture for at least a quarter of an hour, with the great reverence due to the divine word and after the manner of spiritual reading:
an indulgence of three years is granted.
B. To the faithful who piously read at least some verses of the Gospel and in addition, while kissing the Gospel Book, devoutly recite one of the following invocations: “May our sins be blotted out by virtue of the words of the Gospel,” “May the reading of the Gosepl be our savlation and protection,” “May Christ teach us the words of the Holy Gospel”:
an indulgence of 500 days is granted;
a plenary indulgence is granted, under the usual conditions, to those who daily for a whole month act in the same way indicated above;
a plenary indulgence is granted at the hour of death to those who have often during life performed this pious exercise, as long as, having confessed and received Communion, or at least having sorrow for their sins, they invoke the most holy name of Jesus on their lips, if possible, or at least in their hearts, and accept death from the hand of God as the price of sin.

Post-reform of indulgences- which I no more accept than liturgical reform-the reason why being written plain in the terms of the indulgences.

READING OF SACRED SCRIPTURE. While a partial indulgence is granted to those who read from Sacred Scripture with the veneration which the divine word is due, a PLENARY INDULGENCE is granted to those who read for at least one half an hour.

Dance floor laid in the sanctuary

Reactions Nikolauskirche in Bad Ischl zerstört: Tanzparkett im Presbyterium:

The Church of St. Nicholas in Bad Ischl in the Diocese of Linz has been architecturally destroyed in a renovation . The former people's altar of marble and the choir stalls have been removed. In the new sanctuary, there is a white floor and a white wooden box serves as an altar.

The Church of St. Nicholas was mentioned for the first time in the year 1320. In 1769, the old church was demolished and rebuilt in classical style. In 1870, the church was provided with new frescoes and altars as a result of generous donations .

The laity concelebrate at the altar

The responsible minister in Bad Ischl is Christian Ohler. He is a member of the Priest's Initiative and is a parish priest known for his liturgical experimentation.

On Maundy Thursday 2011, he hosted a " Children's Last Supper "in the parish church, as it says on the website of the parish. Pieces of bread in baskets, wine and grape juice were placed on the altar. It is unclear whether the priest has consecrated at the time the gifts on the altar. Another picture on the parish website showed the pastoral assistant, Manuel Hodel in alb and pseudo stola like a concelebrant in a position of prayer at the altar next to the parish priest.

Dance Floor: The understanding of the Mass as a meal in concrete form.

With the current renovation Father Oehler, together with the parish council, has destroyed the sanctuary. The new white floor is usual at venues for dance and nativity plays. For this next to the church, the newly renovated hall in the parish centre is available.