I had a question about the validity of the consecration at several Masses I have attended recently. The priest diverts from the missal several times in the Mass including the consecration. The words consecration were as follows: “Take this all of you and eat of it. This is my body which will be given up for you”. And over the wine, “Take this all of you and drink from it, this is the cup of my blood, the blood of the new and everlasting covenant, shed for you and for all so that sins my be forgiven. Do this in memory of me”.
Now I know this sounds like the previous translation of the missal, but he doesn’t even follow that exactly. My question is whether these words are altered enough to effect the validity of the consecration itself? I know it is an obvious abuse of the liturgy.
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