First published in English in and one of the greatest achievements of twentieth-century theology, Joseph Jungmann’s towering work is a comprehensive. Some of you may be interested to learn that Josef Jungmann’s classic two volume work of liturgical history, The Mass of the Roman Rite: Its. Josef Andreas Jungmann was a member of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) and prominent liturgist. He is best known for his 2-volume history Mass of the Roman Rite, which.

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There, like a captious pedant, he busied himself finding fault with almost every aspect of the Roman Rite as it had been celebrated over the previous years.

So brutal were his attacks that one could say that he kicked it around and finally kicked it to pieces. Evidence of collusion Fr.

Jungmann’s 2-volume American edition ushered in the New Mass. By the time the Council was announced Jungmann was already jngmann elder statesman of the liturgical movement whose writing, teaching and preaching had formed a generation of pastors and scholars. Pierce and Michael Downey eds. Jungmann, SJCollegeville: Liturgical Press,p. Bugnini, Reform of the Liturgypp.

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The first English edition was translated from German by Francis A. Its origins and development2 vol. Inthe English liturgist Fr Clifford Howell enthused: He is THE great man of the rkman. University of Notre Dame Press,p. Its Problems and Background, p.


Jungmann explained in the Foreword to Missarum Sollemnia, p. These included the prayers at the foot of the altar, the silent prayers of the priest including most of the Lavabo and part of the Canon and the Last Gospel. Gite order that any of these prayers be retained, a justifying reason must, in each single case, be adducible.

Jungmann, Announcing the Word of God, trans. Burns and Oates,pp.

Full text of “The Mass of the Roman Rite: Its Origins and Development (Missarum Sollemnia)”

Christian antiquity would not have referred them so much to the obscurity of what is here hidden from the senses, but accessible in part only to subjective faith. Rather it would have taken them as a reference to the grace-laden sacramentum in which the entire objective faith, the whole divine order of salvation is comprised. The chalice of the New Testament is the life-giving symbol of truth, the sanctuary of our belief.

How or when or why this insertion was made, or what external event occasioned it, cannot readily be ascertained.

Jungmann, The Mass of the Roman Rite: Its origin and development, Benzinger Brothers,vol. Jungmann, The Early Liturgy: Hence subjectivism and individualism in the religious life of Catholics came strongly to the forefront.


All too much leeway was given rlman human action in opposition to the operation of divine grace. So liturgical worship languished more and more and finally became a function of the priest, at which the people, during the liturgy and in place of it, gave themselves to private devotions.

Josef Andreas Jungmann

With such prayers, he already began to execute his own private ritual during the Mass. Jungmann, The Mass of the Roman Rite, vol. For the full text of his speech in Frenchsee J. He criticized the silent prayers of the priest as a barrier preventing the faithful from entering into the liturgy.

He compared the Canon to a veil that separated the faithful from true participation in the Mass. Session 22, Canon 9 of the Council of Trent: Quae si deficerent, profana evaderet et sterilis quaevis de antiquis Missae Liturgiis investigatio: