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De homilia

Homilia, qua per anni liturgici cursum ex textu sacro fidei mysteria et normae vitae christianae exponuntur, ut pars liturgiae verbi saepius et inde a Constitutione liturgica Concilii Vaticani II potissimum est commendata, immo pro aliquibus casibus praescribitur. Ab ipso qui praeest de more habenda, homilia in Missae celebratione eo tendit ut nuntiatum Dei verbum una cum liturgia eucharistica fiat « quasi annuntiatio mirabilium Dei in historia salutis seu mysterio Christi ». Etenim mysterium paschale Christi quod lectionibus et homilia nuntiatur, per Missae sacrificium exercetur. Christus autem in Eccelsiae suae praedicatione praesens semper adest et operatur.

Homilia igitur sive verbum Scripturae sacrae nuntiatum sive alium liturgicum textum explicet, communitatem fidelium ad Eucharistiam actuose celebrandam ducere debet, ut « vivendo teneant quod fide perceperunt ». Hac viva expositione Dei verbum, quod legitur, et celebrationes Ecclesiae, quae peraguntur, maiorem efficacitatem acquirere possunt, si homilia revera sit fructus meditationis, apte parata, non nimis protracta nec nimis brevis, et si in ea ad omnes praesentes, etiam pueros et incultos, attendatur.

(Ex n. 24 Praenotandorum Ordinis Lectionum Missae, editio typica altera 1981, p. xxi).

On the homily

The homily, by which, through the course of the liturgical year, the mysteries of faith and norms of Christian life are set forth from the sacred text, as part of the Liturgy of the Word has been recommended often and especially since the liturgical constitution of the Second Vatican Council, and indeed is prescribed in some cases. The homily in the celebration of Mass is customarily to be given by the one who presides by virtue of the fact that it shows how the word of God which has been proclaimed becomes together with the eucharistic liturgy « a kind of proclamation of the wonders of God in salvation history or the mystery of Christ ». And also the Paschal Mystery of Christ, which is announced by the readings and homily, is exercised through the sacrifice of the Mass. Christ, moreover, in the preaching of his Church, is always present and at work.

The homily, therefore, whether it explains the word of sacred Scripture that has been proclaimed or another liturgical text, ought to lead the community of the faithful to celebrate the Eucharist actively, so that « they may hold in their manner of life what they have grasped by faith. ». By this living explanation of the Word of God, which is read, the celebrations of the Church, which are carried out, can also acquire a greater efficacy if the homily is truly the fruit of meditation, aptly prepared, neither excessively drawn out nor too brief, and if it is attentive to the needs of all those present, even children and the uninstructed.

(Ex n. 24 of the Praenotanda Ordinis Lectionum Missae, editio typica altera 1981, p. xxi).

Notitiae 19 (1983), 834homily, participatio actuosaPDF of Notitiae 19 (1983), 834