The English words ‘strategy’ and ‘strategist’ are derivatives of strategos. Also the general laws governing the structure and meaning of the liturgy must be studied in conjunction with the experience derived from recent liturgical reforms and from the indults conceded to various places. St. Michael cast Satan out of heaven in their first battle (cf. After this problem was settled with the Lateran Treaty of 1929, Pope Pius XI ordered that the prayers should be said for the restoration to the people of Russia of tranquillity and freedom to profess the Catholic faith. In fact, other than priest friends, no one has even mentioned the scandals unfolding in the Church. J). Rev. [8], According to the original decree of 6 January 1884 that imposed the Leonine Prayers, they were to be said after every Low Mass, but later decrees, whose interpretation was not always clear, spoke rather of "private Masses", what in present-day legislation are called Masses without the people. Does that mean we shouldn’t say the prayer to St. Michael after Mass? These prayers … Pope Pius X permitted the addition of the invocation "Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us", repeated three times. … The Leonine Prayers were never included in the 1962 edition of the Roman Missal or in any other edition but remained obligatory nonetheless. [3], On 6 January 1884, in the context of anti-clerical political and social developments in the new Kingdom of Italy, Pope Leo XIII ordered that the prayers be recited throughout the world. The final form of the Leonine Prayers consisted of three Ave Marias, a Salve Regina followed by a versicle and response, a prayer for the conversion of sinners and the liberty and exaltation of the Catholic Church, and a prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel. [4] It is from Leo's name that the term "Leonine Prayers" is derived. Therefore, we need to be more strategic in our fight. 48. These prayers were in effect until after Vatican II. The Leonine Prayers are a set of prayers that from 1884 to early 1965 were prescribed by the Popes for recitation after Low Mass. They are still sometimes used at celebrations of the Tridentine Mass today. Vatican II had refused to condemn Communism, while Paul VI after his election in 1963 began to approach communist countries with the “Vatican Ostpolitik” – the policy of deténte with Communism. The practice of reciting this and the other Leonine prayers after Mass was officially suppressed by the 26 September 1964 Instruction Inter oecumenici which came into effect on 7 March 1965. Reciting the prayer to St. Michael after Mass seems to be an organic development that is in accord with the tradition of the Church. II. General Instruction of the Roman Missal, par. In the Eastern Churches, the faithful refer to St. Michael as the “Archistrategos”, the chief general of God’s army. j. [7], The 26 September 1964 Instruction Inter Oecumenici on implementing the Constitution on Sacred Liturgy of the Second Vatican Council decreed: "The Leonine Prayers are suppressed". Following are the Prayers after Low Mass which were prescribed by Pope Leo XIII who composed the Prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel, and were reinforced by Pope Pius XI and Pope Pius XII to pray for the conversion of Russia. Finally, there must be no innovations unless the good of the Church genuinely and certainly requires them; and care must be taken that any new forms adopted should in some way grow organically from forms already existing (SC 23). Dan. The prayers did not form part of the Mass itself, but were prescribed for specific intentions. Following are the Prayers after Low Mass which were prescribed by Pope Leo XIII who composed the Prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel, and were reinforced by Pope Pius XI and Pope Pius XII to pray for the conversion of Russia. I am striving to be a faithful son of the Church and I don’t want to abuse the liturgy or contribute to confusion regarding its integrity, so I will give a brief explanation of my decision to recite the prayer to St. Michael with my congregation after Mass. General Instruction of the Roman Missal, par. Even before the Council closed, the Sacred Congregation of Rites, in … However, as Our Lady of Fatima's request to have Russia consecrated to her Immaculate Heart had not yet been … In 1886, the prayer that follows the Salve Regina was modified to make it a prayer for the conversion of sinners and "the freedom and exaltation of Holy Mother Church". l. It is lawful, when necessary, for bishops to celebrate a sung Mass following the form used by priests.