I am interested in knowing more about our liturgy. The mind of the Church, the history of where we have come from, what we have done, and where we are at this point. I am not looking at ‘trying’ or encouraging the implementation of anything new or incorrect.
I am trying to learn the right way to do things, and the reasons behind how and why we do (or should) be doing it the way we do. I have read the GIRM (USCCB), and also the Ceremonies of the Modern Roman Rite (Bp. Peter Elliott). I have reviewed Sacrosanctum Concilum from Vatican II, and am about to read The Spirit of the Liturgy (Pp. Benedict XVI). I was looking to find opinions from others on what they thought would be good to read with regard to our beautiful liturgy.
I am NOT trying to ‘lead’ in any way into an unorthodox discussion, or to set anyone up.
My pastor has asked that I help him with “filling out” our very basic liturgical practices in our parish. I have been tasked with organizing and training many of our liturgical ministers (EMofHCs, Altar Servers, Lectors, etc.) I am also deepening my own personal inquiry and discernment into a possible call to the diaconate. When I say ‘liturgist’ I mean one who understands and explains the liturgy with competence.