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Listen to the new translation for the Prayer After Communion composed for the Third..

Discussion in 'One Bread, One Body - Catholic' started by Michie, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. Michie

    Michie Perch Perkins. Catholic reporter. ;) Supporter

    ...Sunday of Lent:

    As we receive the pledge
    of things yet hidden in heaven
    and are nourished while still on earth
    with the Bread that comes from on high,
    we humbly entreat you, O Lord,
    that what is being brought about in us in mystery
    may come to true completion.
    This is simply exquisite. It emphasizes that the Mass is both a foretaste of and, in some mysterious way, a participation in the heavenly banquet. That pledge which “we receive” is the Eucharist, and it is the Eucharist which unites heaven and earth. It nourishes us “while still on earth” and gives us a taste of “things yet hidden in heaven.” Cardinal Ratzinger, in The Spirit of the Liturgy describes the present time (that which is after the Resurrection but before the end of the world) as the proper time for liturgy, for it is the great “already, but not yet.” Only in such an era can something like a sacrament make sense. Only in such an era can “Bread that comes from on high” be an efficacious sign of heavenly realities.
    In the same book, Ratzinger speaks of how the liturgy is anthropological.

    Continued- http://the-american-catholic.com/2011/03/26/the-prayer-after-communion-third-sunday-of-lent/
  2. ChristoEtEcclesiae

    ChristoEtEcclesiae Well-Known Member

    I can't wait!
  3. Michie

    Michie Perch Perkins. Catholic reporter. ;) Supporter