Thursday, May 26, 2011

U.S. vs. England & Wales on the Hymn Option

In another thread, Kathy (Pluth) pointed out that on the PrayTell thread noted earlier, someone mentioned that the GIRM for England and Wales has no provision for some other vernacular song to replace Mass propers. I've never heard this before, and had my doubts that this was true. But looking it up just now, it turns out to be true. Compare E&W GIRM to U.S. GIRM, appearing with E&W first followed by US GIRM: