Saturday, December 8, 2018
Curious. The Roman Mass counts as Propers (in addition to the Introit, Gradual, Collect, Alleluia (or Tract), Sequence and Readings) the Offertory and Post-Communion Prayer. Lutherans typically treat the Offertory and Post-Communion Prayer as part of the Ordinary and not a Proper. Anyone know why Lutherans decided to treat these pretty much as Ordinary (though with perhaps a few choices)? I wonder why this survived even after the Liturgical Renewal Movement and its deference to Roman practice. Does anyone know of a reasoned explanation for this?