I have adopted a Latin expression – participatio actuosa – which, without taking the trouble to check, seems to be an expression used in the Vatican II constitution on the liturgy Sacrosanctum Concilium. It concerns the roles of those present at the liturgy and their fundamental principles.
I would like to give a warm recommendation to read Derek Olsen’s new article The Congregation and The Ministers. It is a question of getting back to principles as perceived by Walter Frere. This seems particularly relevant in view of my reflections of interest in medieval liturgy in the Victorian era.
Feel free to comment here, or over on that site where the article was written.