[quote="RobNY, post:15, topic:181687"]
BVM-- Eucharistic Prayer II (EPII) is the nearly ubiquitous choice in the contemporary Church during the Mass. You are surely familiar with it. "Lord, you are holy indeed, the fountain of all holiness..."
EP II is widely chosen, sadly, because of how brief and simple it is. The traditional Roman Canon, Eucharistic Prayer I ("We ask you to accept and bless these gifts we offer you in sacrifice...") is rarely said for this reason. That is surely a shame, because it is not only our special liturgical treasure, but it also has extremely rich religious allusions and symbolism. In many ways the same mentality that informs the near ubiquitous preference for EP II over EP I, may endorse substituting psalm 100 for psalm 95-- it's quicker, easier and just gets things done so much quicker.
But I want to make clear, I'm not claiming that all of you do this.
My local Church, St. Philomena, does congrgational MP before the 8 AM mass, and uses Psalm 95 always. I never paid much attention to whether EP I or EP II was used. I'll bring my MAGNIFICAT to the vigil mass tonight and check it out.:getholy:
But really, my choice of Psalm 100 all year is just that I like the general attitude of "whoopee":extrahappy: