Benedict XVI has personally selected three new dismissals, to be used at the end of Mass. Apparently, many in the pews were translating Ite, missa est as "Mass is over; take a nap."
Lutherans have recently had the same idea; among the better things in ELW is a selection which includes Go in peace. Remember the poor. The Pope's new options, which supplement but do not replace the original, are:
- Ite ad Evangelium Domini annuntiandum. (Go and tell the Good News; this is also in ELW).
- Ite in pace, glorificando vita vestra Dominum (Go in peace, glorifying the Lord by your life).
- Ite in pace (Go in peace).
We quite like these, and are sorry that our Romish friends will not be authorized to use them until 2012 or thereabouts.