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Vox Clara discusses revised translation of Chrism Mass rite

Catholic World News - July 28, 2011

A committee of English-speaking bishops that advises the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments on liturgical translations met in Rome on July 24-26 to discuss a revised translation of the Rite of Blessing of Oils, which takes place during the Chrism Mass in Holy Week.

The Vox Clara Committee--whose deliberations deeply influenced the translation of Roman Missal that will appear in US parishes in November--approved plans for “an interim edition of the Roman Pontifical, including new translations of several pontifical texts drawn from the Roman Missal,” according to a committee statement. “It is planned that the publication will also include the Rite for the Blessing of Oils and it should be available in the first months of 2012.”

“The publication of a collection of commemorative essays on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the instruction Liturgiam Authenticam under the title Toward an Authentic and Clear Voice, as well as several editions of the Missale Parvum, was also authorized,” the statement continued. Liturgiam Authenticam called for more accurate translations from the Latin; the Missale Parvum is a small missal used by traveling priests.

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