Gail Ramshaw has written widely on liturgical language. Her book Treasures Old and New discusses images in the lectionary readings.
The new words of the Catholic mass
The new English
translation of the Roman Catholic Order of Mass, mandated by the Vatican
to be inaugurated this Advent, wounds not only many of my Catholic
friends but also me.
John 6:35, 41-51; 1 Kings 19:4-8; Ephesians 4:25–5:2
The readings this week—John 6 and its dancing partner Elijah—invite our imagination into extraordinary places.