Friday, April 12, 2013

GULP Alert: Glass ciborium is forbidden

The mass celebrant is Msgr. Melchor David, Parish Priest of St. Martin De Porres

Contributed by a GULP Member...

Even using a fishbowl as a ciborium IS FORBIDDEN!

Even for a fishbowl it is still ugly!


that is how this priest thinks of the Lord!

You can spend more on flashy gadgets and signature clothes yet you spend just a nickle and a dime for the Lord?!



Here is what Liturgical Laws speak about the material of the sacred vessels:

General Instruction of the Roman Missal:
327. Among the requisites for the celebration of Mass, the sacred vessels are held in special honor, especially the chalice and paten, in which the bread and wine are offered and consecrated, and from which they are consumed.
328. Sacred vessels are to be made from precious metal. If they are made from metal that rusts or from a metal less precious than gold, then ordinarily they should be gilded on the inside.

Redemptionis Sacramentum
117. Sacred vessels for containing the Body and Blood of the Lord must be made in strict conformity with the norms of tradition and of the liturgical books. The Bishops’ Conferences have the faculty to decide whether it is appropriate, once their decisions have been given the recognitio by the Apostolic See, for sacred vessels to be made of other solid materials as well. It is strictly required, however, that such materials be truly noble in the common estimation within a given region, so that honor will be given to the Lord by their use, and all risk of diminishing the doctrine of the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharistic species in the eyes of the faithful will be avoided. Reprobated, therefore, is any practice of using for the celebration of Mass common vessels, or others lacking in quality, or devoid of all artistic merit or which are mere containers, as also other vessels made from glass, earthenware, clay, or other materials that break easily. This norm is to be applied even as regards metals and other materials that easily rust or deteriorate.
118. Before they are used, sacred vessels are to be blessed by a Priest according to the Rites laid down in the liturgical books. It is praiseworthy for the blessing to be given by the diocesan Bishop, who will judge whether the vessels are worthy of the use to which they are

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