I’m tying one on for the 10th anniversary of the release of the text of Summorum Pontificum (aka The Emancipation Proclamation).
Last week the Extraordinary Ordinary ordained three young men for the Holy Priesthood to serve in the Diocese of Madison. The TMSM was happy to provide some of the vestments.
Of note were the use of Roman vestments and – in particular – maniples all around, by the ordaining bishop and by the newly ordained priests.
I post this as a special tribute to the desire of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, expressed in his game-changing Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum – that there should be a “mutual enrichment” of the two “forms” (let’s just call them “rites” and have done).
There is nothing wrong with the use of the maniple in the Novus Ordo. If a set has the maniple, Fathers, put it on. And say the proper prayer when putting it on:
Merear, Domine, portare manipulum fletus et doloris; ut cum exsultatione recipiam mercedem laboris.
May I be made meritorious, O Lord, to bear a maniple of weeping and sorrow, so that I might receive with exaltation labor’s reward.
I received this note from a reader…
I will note that the CDW Compendium on the Eucharist includes the vesting prayer for the maniple (without any note such as “only used in the Extraordinary form”).
The English edition of this text, PUBLISHED BY THE USCCB, includes a translation of this prayer: HERE