John Lilburne's journal about the new instructions that the Sequence should be after the Alleluia. The 2000 GIRM had that the Sequence was to be after the Alleluia, but the 2002 GIRM has that it is to be before it.
1056 L Thu 28 Mar 2002
I received an email this morning about whether the Sequence should be before or after the Alleluia.
According to the 2000 Institutio Generalis Missalis Romani, n. 64:
This is an unofficial translation (which seems correct to me) of:
The "after the Alleluia" part was not in the 1975 Roman Missal, n. 40. This simply had:
I have not seen the Order of Mass in the 2002 Roman Missal which was published last week. Perhaps it has something there I am unaware of. But with this publication I believe the liturgical law now in force is that the Sequence should be after the Alleluia.
The Australian translation of the Lectionary for Mass has them in the opposite order for the Easter Sunday Mass (Volume 1, page 409):
I expect that this is the order they appear in every lectionary in every Catholic church using the Roman Rite. So what will happen on Easter Sunday? Have people been studying the Institutio Generalis since its publication in 2000? Are the ready to implement its changes when the new Roman Missal is published? I guess people will see for themselves on Sunday.
1700 K Thu 4 Apr 2002
Today I find a different instruction in the 2002 Roman Missal, n. 64:
The Latin word "ante" means "before". So the Sequence is to be before the Alleluia according to the 2002 General Instruction of the Roman Missal, not after it as in the 2000 GIRM.
Copyright J.R. Lilburne, 28 March 2002. Last updated 4 April 2002.