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Singular Importance Zairean Rite Recognised

But as the only inculturated form of the Eucharist after Vatican II, the Zaire Rite is hugely important. It essentially serves as a prophetic witness to Vatican II’s vision for greater liturgical adaptation, a vision that Roman authorities have largely suppressed. The point of liturgical inculturation is to support the “full and active participation” of the faithful in the liturgy. This principle was the motivation for the liturgical reforms outlined in Sacrosanctum Concilium and carried out after the council. This is the central reason for liturgical inculturation – liturgical inculturation is meant to lead the faithful, using their own cultural symbols and practices, into the heart of the liturgy, into the paschal mystery.

Source: CruxNow

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