Contexutalizing "Noble Simplcity" in the Liturgy


There has been a good deal of discussion here on CAF and elsewhere of what the Church means by the phrase "Noble Simplicity" when it comes to the liturgy, particularly in recent weeks.

These two articles take a look at what exactly this means in the context of Church tradition.

I put them in PDF format and attached them as sometimes links have a way of disappearing a few months down the road.

Peace of Christ,


Tolkien's writing is the best embodiment in modern English that I can think of in terms of noble simplicity:

If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world. But, sad or merry, I must leave it now. Farewell.

 The book on his work for the OED describes how he used his philological work in crafting the prose for the Hobbit & LOTR.


DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed in these forums do not necessarily reflect those of Catholic Answers. For official apologetics resources please visit