Reflections from the Fota IX International Liturgy Conference
Novus Ordo Lectionary Reform
“We are repeatedly assured that there was an Old Testament reading each Sunday morning, but that quite mysteriously these all vanished by the seventh century, and vanished leaving no memory that they had ever existed…” — Fr. John Parsons
“The sooner we get started, the sooner some of you will live to see it.” — Donald Cardinal Wuerl, talking in 2012 about the forthcoming Lectionary revisions.
In 2000, there was an effort made at restoring the Sequence to its proper place.
They failed to realize that one cannot simply “sit down over tea and crumpets” and VOTE INTO BEING the Church calendar. It’s supposed to develop organically.