Saturday, September 27, 2014

Benedictine v. Jesuit

NLM: Benedictines vs Jesuits Revisited: Further Thoughts on Models of Liturgy in the Church

Fr. Christopher writes: "The devotio moderna in the late medieval period, as it focused increasingly on the humanity of Christ, and less the Kyrios of glory, took a turn to the more intimate, private and devotional."

Is there a connection between this and Jungmann's insistance on the proper emphasis on Christ as man in liturgical prayer?

Dom Alcuin Reid on the Monastic Office

NLM: Spiritual Conferences on the Monastic Office by Fr. Thomas Kocik

Archbishop Cyril Vasil on Byzantine Marriage and Oikonomia

Sandro Magister: Divorce and Second Marriages. The compliant “Oikonomia” of the Orthodox Churches
Compliant toward the bullying of the civil tribunals, from the times of the Byzantine empire. The past and present of the matrimonial practice of the Orthodox according to the reconstruction of an authority in the field, Archbishop Cyril Vasil, secretary of the congregation for the Oriental Churches

by Sandro Magister

"Up until the end of the ninth century, it was still possible to contract a civil marriage, but by the year 895, on the basis of Emperor Leo VI’s Novella 89, the Church was declared the only institution with legal competence for the celebration of matrimony. In this way, the priestly blessing became a necessary part of the legal act of marriage."

Can we say that Byzantine dogma on the priest being the minister of the sacrament of marriage is a theological opinion and not fixed in the deposit of faith?

Fr. Z