By Anscar Chupungco OSB,Mark R. Francis CSV
Father Anscar Chupungco fondly recollects his top notch as a scholar on the Pontifical Liturgical Institute in 1965. Professor Salvatore Marsili 'famed theologian, liturgist, and cofounder of the institute 'entered the lecture corridor, and after a chronic and awkward silence eventually requested, And so, what's liturgy?"
This possible uncomplicated query underlies Chupungco's untiring love for liturgy and his life of looking for solutions. His is a keenness deeply rooted in culture, that's obvious during this quantity. counting on Scripture, patristic writers, and conciliar and postconciliar files 'and with nice ability, prudence, and the elemental advantage of obedience 'he rigorously examines present liturgical tendencies which are the topic of fierce debate. At a time once we concentration so carefully at the debate itself, Chupungco cautions us to recollect: "At the top of the day what concerns usually are not own evaluations yet what really contributes to creating the prayer of the Church an come across with the individual of Christ." it's this such a lot sacred come upon that's on the center of What, Then, Is Liturgy? And it's this stumble upon that would lead us daily to the final word heavenly liturgy, our everlasting and excellent providing of compliment to God.
Anscar Chupungco is a Benedictine of the Abbey of Our woman of Montserrat in Manila. he's former president of the Pontifical Liturgical Institute in Rome, the place he taught background of the liturgy and liturgical inculturation. Chupungco used to be govt Secretary of the Philippine Episcopal fee on Liturgy for eighteen years and is at present Secretary of the Asian Liturgy discussion board. He has served as consultor to either the Vatican Congregation for Divine Worship and the Vatican Congregation for Catholic schooling, used to be a member of the Advisory Committee of the foreign fee on English within the Liturgy (ICEL) for ten years, and for a while served as Chair of ICEL's Translations and ReVisions Subcommittee. Chupungco edited the five-volume Handbook for Liturgical stories and is writer of Liturgical Inculturation (both released via Liturgical Press), Cultural edition of the Liturgy, and Liturgies of the Future.
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