At CNA there is an article picking up on earlier commentary on the USCCB about what to do with the now happily obsolete – that feels so good to write – copies of the book called the Sacramentary, which has to old, now obsolete ICEL translation. The bottom line is that, while some could be archived, they may be buried with or without being burned (I opt for the burning).
However, the piece includes this snippet:
“Some have even suggested following a custom used in various Eastern churches,” they noted, “whereby liturgical books or Bibles are placed in the coffin of the deceased as a sign of devotion and love for the liturgy.”
Let this word of warning go forth…
If anyone…anyone… puts a copy of the obsolete ICEL Sacramentary in my coffin, I will haunt that person until the end of his subsequently miserable days.