According to the Roman Missal, (which I posted in my last post) it stated:
The Vigil, by its very nature, "ought to take place at night" (EV, no. 3). It is not begun before nightfall and should end before daybreak on Easter Sunday.
This time, I placed in bold the words "on Easter Sunday." Why? Because apparently, anonymous wrote another comment, and this time the word "MUST" wasn't even an issue. In other words, he/she started changing his/her song and dance.
First, anonymous poster asked me to show him/her where in the Roman missal it says that we MUST celebrate the Easter Vigil before the daybreak on Easter Sunday. As anyone can see from Anonymous' comment here he/she emphasized the word "MUST." Nevertheless, I even provided a dictionary for Anonymous to look up the words "ought" and "should". If anonymous poster had done that, he/she would have found that the word "should" is synonymous to "must."
Now, suddenly, he/she started to change the song and dance. This time, it is not a matter of whether we MUST celebrate the Easter Vigil before daybreak. Anonymous poster interpreted the Roman Missal as saying that one can end the Easter Vigil at 11:00 p.m. In other words, he/she appears to see more the words "before daybreak" and ignore "ON Easter Sunday." Somehow, Anonymous interpreted "ON" as to mean the same as "BEFORE" Easter Sunday (which in this case would be Saturday night). How convenient. And this is the same Anonymous poster I told not to translate in English what is already written in English.
Dishonesty have no place in true dialogue. This is the reason why I do not post in Junglewatch. The mentality there is the same as shown in Anonymous' comment where he/she changes their song and dance theme all the time. Instead of true, honest, dialogue many of them use name calling and accusations rather than stick to the topic of discussion.
Christ rose on a Sunday, and the Roman missal specifically said "before daybreak ON Easter Sunday." The Catholic Church has already determined that Christ rose on a Sunday....NOT on a Saturday. 11:00 p.m. Saturday night is NOT EASTER SUNDAY. It is not even ON Easter Sunday. The Catholic Church is capable of distinguishing between Saturday and Easter Sunday. Easter Sunday occurs after midnight. In the same way, Christmas, December 25th does not start until after midnight. The same goes with New Year.
As for the Statutes, the Statutes were written FOR the Neocatechumenal Way and its members (although non-members are welcome to read it). Non-members, however, are not expected to follow it. Because the Liturgy of the word, the Eucharist, the Easter Vigil, the Reconciliation, and the Kergyma are all mentioned in the Statutes, then we celebrate or follow all that is IN the Statutes. It was the Vatican who approved the Statutes, so if Anonymous has a problem about the Easter Vigil being mentioned in the Statutes of the Way, he/she can take it up with the Vatican. Then again, I wonder if Anonymous knows what "IN" the Statutes means since he/she apparently defined "ON" Easter Sunday as being Saturday night.
Furthermore, Anonymous admits that calling me deluded and a liar was done out of charity. Really? The moment one resorts to name calling rather than sticking to the topic of discussion is the moment one has lost the debate.