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Hoc in situ interretiali ordinantur responsiones, explanationes, et decreta ex « Notitiae » aliisque interdum fontibus (ut AAS) desumpta, quae facilius aliis locis minime inveniuntur. Finis est praestare textum originalem, versionem anglicam, et exemplar PDF paginarum pertinentium ex « Notitiae » vel alio fonte. Presens igitur labor opusculum « Ordo Missae locis correspondentibus illustratus » aliquatenus extendit. Est enim labor imperfectus quem, cum operae mihi est, suscipio. Denique Reverendo domino Danieli Gill, domino Radosław Gosiewski, et domino Abram Córdova y Muenzberg, qui nonnullas ex responsionibus transcripserunt, gratias refero, item etiam domino Ioanni Oliveire dominaeque Cristae Mootz, qui in linguam anglicam responsiones quasdam verteri adiuvaverunt. Exemplaria PDF exstant etiam textuum nondum transcriptorum. This website organizes responses, explanations, and decrees from Notitiae and sometimes from other sources (such as AAS) that are not readily available in other places. The goal is to provide the original text, an English translation, and a PDF scan of the relevant pages from Notitiae or other source. In some ways, the project is a further development of my Cross-Referenced Ordo Missae. This is an ongoing prject which I work on in my spare time. I am also grateful for the help of Rev. Daniel Gill, Mr. Radosław Gosiewski, and Mr. Abram Córdova y Muenzberg in transcribing some of these responses and also to Mr. Johan Oliveire and Miss Crista Mootz for helping to translate certain responses into English. PDFs are available even for texts that have not yet been transcribed.
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53. Utrum concelebrantes adhibere possint parvos calices in Missa concelebrata?

Resp.: Pro concelebratione ipsius Missae paretur, secundum Ritum servandum in concelebratione Missae n. 17, d) « unus calix sufficientis magnitudinis; aut si talis haberi nequeat, etiam alter, ita ut sufficere possint ad communionem omnium concelebrantium ». Si unusquisque in ipsa concelebratione Missae suum haberet calicem, potius quam Missa concelebrata esset synchronizatio plurium Missarum.

Pro communione autem calicis eligatur unus ex modis in ipso Ritu exstantibus. Etsi usus parvorum calicum sit tantum medium ad Communionem faciendam, infusio pretiosissimi Sanguinis e magno calice in alios parvos, et ipsa forma parvorum calicum, minus apta videntur pro concelebratione. Valde proinde convenit servare ritum communionis calicis, quo concelebrantes directe ex ipso eodemque calice, etsi cum calamo aut cochleari, Communionem sumunt.

53. Whether concelebrants may use small chalices in a concelebrated Mass?

Resp.: For the concelebration of the Mass itself, there should be prepared, according to the Ritus servandus in concelebratione Missae n. 17, d) « one chalice of sufficient capacity; or if such a chalice cannot be had, even a second, so that there will be enough for the communion of all the concelebrants ». If everyone in the concelebration of the Mass had his own chalice, rather than a concelebrated Mass, it would be the synchronization of several Masses.

For communion from the chalice, one of the methods in the Rite itself should be chosen. Even if the use of small chalices were the only means to carry out Communion, the pouring of the most precious Blood from a large chalice into other small ones, and the form itself of the small chalices, seems less fitting for concelebration. It is more agreeable, therefore, to observe the rite for communion from the chalice where the concelebrants take Communino directly from one and the same chalice, even if they do so with a tube or a spoon.

Notitiae 1 (1965), 188–189, n. 53chalice, communion, concelebration, small chalicesPDF of Notitiae 1 (1965), 188–189