"The Germ?"


#1

I was at a work shop when someone mentioned that the celebrant was inserting song in the middle of “the germ.” What does "the germ’ mean?


#2

The GIRM - The General Instruction of the Roman Missal.

The Roman Missal is the Sacrementary. The General Instruction lays out rules and guidelines for the celebration.


#3

Oh, how I long for the days when there was no need for a GIRM or Liturgical Commitees of every kind, when all that was needed was a leather-bound copy of the Missale Romanum- say the black, do the red.


#4

Yes, feel free to continue longing, Caesar. The appropriate forum for such longings can be found just above this one. It is titled “Tradtitional Catholicism”.


#5

There is no need for that kind of comment. Let’s be charitible here.


#6

Question having been asked and answered, the thread is now closed.


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