Second Vatican Council Essay

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The Second Vatican Council was started by Pope John XXIII who was already ‘different’ from his predecessors. He diverted from so called ‘traditional’ papacy, had a brighter personality and travelled more than any other Pope. He wanted to call an Ecumenical council to bring the Church up to date which then led into the Second Vatican Council. As a result of Vatican II, many aspects of the Eucharistic celebration have changed, such as Eucharist, Liturgy and Sacraments and also leadership and responsibility.
Eucharist, or Holy Communion is the celebration of the Last Supper – the last meal that Jesus ever shared with His Disciples. It is promoted as Catholics throughout the world today celebrate the Last Supper and the significance of the celebration of Eucharist, a reminder that Jesus died for our sins, has not changed. We still remember Jesus’ words as He broke the bread – “And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, "This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me." (Luke 22:19)” However, in Mass, a few things have changed regarding Eucharist. After Vatican II,
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The main change in Vatican II was the use of the vernacular, the language of the land for not only the parts of the mass but also for the proceedings of each sacrament. This change impacted the Catholic Church as parishioners were now able to understand what was going on during Mass instead of going to Mass listening to the priest speak in a language they didn’t understand. There was also the revision of liturgical books which enabled all Catholics to be able to take more part in worship to God. The point of Vatican II was to update the Church, and by changing the language of worship, it would help the Church community be more involved in
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