“…it follows that liturgy has a cosmic and universal dimension. The community does not become a community by mutual interaction. It receives its being as a gift from an already existing completeness, totality, and in return gives itself back to this totality… this is why liturgy cannot be “made”. This is why it has to be simply received as a given reality and continually revitalized. This is why universality is expressed in a form binding on the whole Church, committed to the local congregation in the form of the “rite”.
The entire post is well worth reading.
- Pope’s ‘reform of the reform’ in liturgy to continue, cardinal says (catholicnews.com)
- Benedict XVI: Liturgy’s Living Tradition (onecatholicorg.wordpress.com)
- Liturgy Needs Tradition and Progress, Says Pope (onecatholicorg.wordpress.com)