Respect the Sunday


Before Sunday Mass began, the reader announced: “We respect the Second Sunday of Advent.”
In place of the “respect” the word “celebrate” has always been used.
Is the “respect” a change in the Mass?


If it’s before the Mass, it isn’t liturgy.

I suspect a language issue. In French, the word “respect” can also mean “observe” or “celebrate”. If we say “nous respectons le deuxième dimanche de l’Avent” we say in effect “we are observing (or “celebrating” or “honouring”) the second Sunday in Advent”.

Was the reader a native English speaker?


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