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If by “Tridentine Mass” the O.P. means the Mass promulgated by Pope Pius V in 1570 (probably better termed the “traditional Roman Rite”), which was used widely in that form until the liturgical reforms after Vatican II (and is still used to varying degrees today), then the answer is that it is basically only used in Latin, with a small number of exceptions ...


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Another exception to Athanasius' answer is Mass in the Ordinariate Use, published in Divine Worship: The Missal in 2015. This order is in traditional-language English ("thee, thou" etc), and it's possible to construct an English-language Mass which is practically identical to the Traditional Latin Mass. We celebrate one such Mass weekly, and have even used ...


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If we count the lawful liturgical variants of the Tridentine Mass such as the Dominican Rite and the Carmelite Rite and permission given to some Religious Orders, we able to see that the Holy See has given various indults for the Tridentine Mass to be celebrated in various languages. Although Latin prevails in the West as a unified liturgical language, in ...


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Portions of the liturgy were permitted to be celebrated in Native American vernaculars.


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Recorded music is not permitted. As far back as 1958 in the important Congregation of Rites’ instruction De Musica Sacra we find at 60 c: "Finally, only those musical instruments which are played by the personal action of the artist may be admitted to the sacred liturgy, and not those which are operated automatically or mechanically." ...


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Were non-Vulgate Scriptural readings ever used at the pre-Vatican II Mass? I believe the answer to this question to be yes. If we count the lawful liturgical variants of the Tridentine Mass such as the Dominican Rite and the Carmelite Rite and permission given to some Religious Orders, we able to see that the Holy See has given various indults for the ...


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Incense as used in Christian rites, including the office of readings, as well as the Mass, is a sensory manifestation of the prayers of the faithful rising to God, as mentioned in Psalms, particularly 141:2 (RSVCE) and Revelations 5:8 (RSVCE). This is probably more a matter of style than anything else. The incense ceremonies take time, and my own sense is ...


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Why is this music chosen for a Catholic Mass? I hear music in this style quite often in the Extraordinary Form of the Mass. Almost always uniquely at very solemn occasions only. Before getting into the music part of this question, I would first like to put a few things into perspective. November 23rd in the Extraordinary Form of the Mass was solemnly ...


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This music that you think of as 'concert music' was originally church music. I don't recognize the specific piece in the video, but pieces of a similar style were originally written to be used in church services. Most classical music with "Mass" or "Requiem" in the title (or linguistic variants such as "Missa" or "Messe") were intended to be used in ...


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Is it permissible for a priest say a Mass in the Extraordinary Form for new saints (canonized after 1962) while employing the prayers or the orations (of the Opening Prayer or Collect, Prayer over the Offerings and the Prayer after Communion) taken from the Mass of Paul VI? The short answer is yes. Permission was given by Ecclesia Dei in 1993. The “...


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Was it in a cathedral church? Nainfa's Costume of Prelates of the Catholic Church (1926) pp. 36-7: purple is the color of the episcopal Livery. Thus, according to rules laid down by the Ceremonials,4 the Master of Ceremonies of the cathedral church, the train-bearer of the Bishop,1 the cross-bearer of the Metropolitan,2 all the members of the diocesan ...


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I am also old enough to remember the Epistle and Gospel being read in English on Sundays after they had been read or chanted in Latin. This custom has a long history. In the USA it goes back at least to the first Synod of Baltimore (1791) convened by Bishop John Carroll, the first diocesan Bishop in the USA after independence. I have read that Bishop Carroll ...


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What is the role of a permanent lector at a Traditional Latin Mass? Both lectors and acolytes were known as minor orders and as such were steppingstones towards priestly ordination. A lector (reader) in the West is a clerk having the second of the four minor orders. In all Eastern Churches also, readers are ordained to a minor order preparatory to the ...


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Intrinsic value of the Mass infinite Fr. Chad Ripperger, in his Summer 2003 Latin Mass Magazine article "Merit of a Mass", argues that Masses using 1962 Missals and earlier have greater extrinsic merit, while their intrinsic merit (Christ's infinitely meritorious sacrifice) is the same. He quotes Pohle, J. (1911). Sacrifice of the Mass. In The ...


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Are Catholics allowed to believe that the EF or OF is objectively more reverent than the other? I recall a Benedictine abbot, who habitually celebrated Mass according to Pope st. Pius v and said often that the Church allows the faithful to celebrate the mass in either form. Both Masses are good, but the Extraordinary Form of the Mass is more conducive to the ...


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First and foremost: Furthermore, by virtue of its character of special law, within its own area, the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum derogates from those provisions of law, connected with the sacred Rites, promulgated from 1962 onwards and incompatible with the rubrics of the liturgical books in effect in 1962. So the motu proprio of Francis doesn't ...


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After the gospel and before the Nicene Creed at Sunday (and holy day) masses, the Epistle and Gospel readings, which had already been recited (or chanted in high masses) were repeated in the vernacular. (Source: I'm old enough to have been there.) The same practice is followed in the traditional Latin masses that I attend nowadays.


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This question was not easy when it was asked, but has a clear answer since 19 March 2020. Before it was often announced that there will be norms on this topic, last 2011 in Universe Ecclesiae n. 25 (as in Geremia's answer). Additionally there were privileges for individuals and communities to commemorate the new saints (as the example in Ken's answer). So ...


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In the traditional (i.e. before Vatican II) rite, a mass of priestly ordination would be concelebrated by the ordaining bishop and the newly ordained priest(s). Specifically, they would pray the canon of the mass together. This is also the only case I've encountered where the canon is spoken loudly. (There may be other traditional concelebrations, but I ...


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Were islands/countries discovered by Hispanic explorers named after Mozarabic feast days? The short answer is no. But that no has to be clarified. It could be yes or no, according to which Rite the person who named the said lands belonged to. Both Rites were in use in Spain at the time of the Spanish colonization of the Americas. The name "Mozarabic ...


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