Monday, November 17, 2008

The new Ambrosian Lectionary

Cardinal Archbishop Dionigi Tettamanzi presides in Milan Cathedral in a ceremony to introduce the new Ambrosian Lectionary

Benedict XVI welcomed a new lectionary for use in the Ambrosian rite, expressing his prayer that the communities who use that rite may always "walk in truth and charity."

"May the Ambrosian Church," the Pontiff said, "nourished by the wisdom and the abundance of holy Scripture, always walk in truth and charity, and give valid witness to Christ, the Word of salvation for humanity of all times."

The Ambrosian rite is celebrated mainly in the Archdiocese of Milan, Italy.

The new lectionary is entering into use as the rite celebrates the First Sunday of Advent.