Daily Archives: June 14, 2022

Prayer of the Faithful or Litany of Supplications

The Roman Rite has restored the Prayer of the Faithful to the Mass and places it after the homily and/or the Creed. The Eastern liturgies have tended to more fully absorb the litany into the liturgical prayer or Eucharistic liturgy.  … Continue reading

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The Creed or Profession of Faith

The Nicene Creed is professed by celebrant and congregation on Sundays and special holy days.  The origins of the Creed are not with the Mass but with the bishops in council, trying to resolve heresies afflicting the faith. The Holy … Continue reading

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Mass for Tuesday of the 11th Week of the Year

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The Homily

I am well aware that many make distinctions about what is and is not a homily. Liturgists will often define the homily as an explication of the readings that is somehow connected to the lives of listeners.  This is a … Continue reading

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