Monday, August 11, 2008

CDW: Protect the Sanctity of God's Name

Here's another way in which our liturgical language is designed to act as a veil. The Congregation for Divine Worship has just weighed in on the widespread practice of attempting to pronounce God's Name at mass. I experienced this myself yesterday. Here is the document. H/T New Liturgical Movement.

Long story short: YHWH is not to be used or pronounced.



6 comments:

Andrew Preslar said...

Wonderful document. Thanks for the link.

elm said...

Does this mean we no longer have to sing YHWH, I Know You Are Near?

Tim A. Troutman said...

One can only hope so Elm.

Andrew Preslar said...

What about the concluding song on
U2's last album? Or is that only in Episcopalian assemblies?

Andrew Preslar said...

Our free church brethren call these celebrations "U2charists." No lie.

Sid C said...

The devotion to the Tetragrammaton needs to become general Catholic practice. After all, it's the first thing we pray for in the Our Father. Let's now revive bowing the head at Our Lord's Holy Name.

When in Rome, drop into the Holy Name Church (the "Gesu")and see a whole church's decoration devoted to the Holy Name(s). Above the high altar is the Tetragrammaton.