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Talk:Liturgy of St. Gregory

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Pew Book?: new section
Willibrord has edited the opening paragraph of this article to read: "The AWRV's '''only authorized text''' of the Mass is found in the Orthodox Missal" (emphasis added). To say this, in light of the fact that the SASB has a ltter from the Metropolitan referring to "these authorized liturgies...", the V-G would have to say that the Metropolitan has rescinded his letter and that the SASB etxts are no longer authorized. "Only" is quite a claim. --[[User:Fr Lev|Fr Lev]] 23:45, August 25, 2008 (UTC)
== Pew Book? ==
The first thing to be said is that nothing in the SASB, including the letter of authorization by Metropolitan PHILIP and the preface by Fr Michael Trigg, indicates that the SASB is "only" a pew book. Indeed, the letter from the Metropolitan refers to its use by "the '''clergy''' and the laity...." (emphasis added). If a an AWRV parish chooses to use the SASB, it is not the case that the priest must use the OM. Also, when the Liturgy of St Tikhon was published as a separate booklet, I don't believe it contained any of the "private" prayers of the priest that are included in the OM. Yes, there are propers available in the OM that are not in the SASB, but that doesn't make the SASB any less authorized than the OM. Second, a text is either authorized for use or not. There is no language in the SASB to warrant the idea that it is "less authorized" than the OM. And what could that possibly look like in practice? Third, to the extent that the SASB is deigned for use by the laity (as well as the clergy!), it is more in keeping with the ''Observations'' than the OM. After all, St Tikhon sent the 1892 Book of Common Prayer to Moscow, and the ''Observations'' were written for the amending of a book of common prayer, not an altar missal. Finally, the whole idea of "private" prayers for the priest to say are foreign to the Anglican Prayer Book tradition. No edition of the Book of Common Prayer has contained those prayers -- they are additions from the Tridentine rite of the Roman Church, along with the Asperges, the Preparation, the embolism in the Lord's Prayer, the Last Gospel, and the dialogue before the anaphora in which the priest says, "Pray, brethren, that this my sacrifice and yours...." --[[User:Fr Lev|Fr Lev]] 00:25, August 26, 2008 (UTC)

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