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What is Catholic "Gold ring mass"? What kind of liturgy it is?

What is the Catholic "Gold ring mass"? What kind of liturgy it is? Wow, I never thought anyone would ask this question. It is unbelievably hard to track down, but several years ago I ...
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What is the Mass obligation for Catholics when Christmas is on a Monday?

What is the Mass obligation for Catholics when Christmas is on a Monday? The short answer: 2 obligations = 2 Masses. No two for one with this scenario! Catholics are obligated to go to mass twice: ...
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What is the Mass obligation for Catholics when Christmas is on a Monday?

This year, the last Sunday of Advent is a Sunday. All Sundays are holy days of obligation. Monday, December 25, 2023, is another holy day of obligation where a different Mass is said (that of ...
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Is there a name in Christianity for free prayer vs book prayer?

There are two major forms of public prayer, in regard to the content of the prayer either being unpremeditated or being prepared and written. Extempore prayer is as described by the Oxford English ...
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Differences in the liturgy between Novus Ordo and the Anglican Use (2013)?

Differences in the liturgy between Novus Ordo and the Anglican Use (2013)? The liturgy is almost identical with the current Roman Rite liturgical calendar of the dioceses of England and Wales, but it ...
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Does any Catholic Liturgical Rite follow the Ad Orientem form of Holy Mass?

Do any Catholic Liturgical Rite follow the Ad Orientem form of Holy Mass? The short answer is yes. The tradition of ad orientem worship is apostolic in origin. But despite that fact, there are more ...
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What constitutes a choir for various pre-novus ordo monastic rites?

What constitutes a choir for various pre-novus ordo monastic rites? All the religious in the choir stalls are part of the choir, whether choir monks or Schola members. Lay brothers although not ...
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Clarification of the 2007 letter of Pope Benedict XVI to bishops on the liturgy

This is answered by another post on Corpus Christi Watershed: Four of the “new” prefaces are taken from the Ordinary Form, with adaptations to their concluding “eschatols,” so as to make them conform ...
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What is the Mass obligation for Catholics when Christmas is on a Monday?

If you want to attend the Xmas Vigil Mass which is said on Sunday evening and find it inconvenient to attend the Sunday Mass in the morning, you can attend the Anticipatory Mass said on Saturday ...
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Where did Pope Benedict XVI want to move the Sign of Peace to in the Mass?

Where did Pope Benedict XVI want to move the Sign of Peace to in the Mass? Pope Benedict XVI was not against the sign of peace in the Mass of Pope Paul VI, but admitted that something had to be done ...
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Why is Passiontide before Palm Sunday when Christmastide and Eastertide are after their feasts?

And if Palm Sunday is Passion Sunday, why would Passiontide start before it? It wasn't historically. The identification of Palm Sunday with Passion Sunday in Catholic practice only really dates to ...
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Is there a name in Christianity for free prayer vs book prayer?

Is there a name in Christianity for free prayer vs book prayer? The short answer is yes, of course there is a name in Christianity for free prayer vs book prayer? Free prayer performed without aid of ...
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Clarification of the 2007 letter of Pope Benedict XVI to bishops on the liturgy

Clarification of the 2007 letter of Pope Benedict XVI to bishops on the liturgy? The two Liturgical Rites within the Roman Rite can be mutually beneficial if taken in the right atmosphere of growing ...
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Does any Catholic Liturgical Rite follow the Ad Orientem form of Holy Mass?

Even though this is just a very particular situation, maybe it adds a little colouring to the answer of Ken Graham: In the parish where I started as a deacon, the priest and I really studied on both ...
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Is there a specific liturgy for a Corpus Christi procession?

Is there a specific liturgy for a Corpus Christi procession? According to the Extraordinary Form yes. The Ordinary Form follows similar norms with more general leeway for popular devotional ...
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Why is there not a Liturgical Feast in honour of the Father within the Catholic Church?

There are local celebrations of Feast of God the Father, based on the private revelation of sister Eugenia Ravasio, but they are not yet widespread in the Church. According to the revelation, Father ...
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Can the gloria and sanctus be replaced at the Mass with some other hymn or song?

Can the Gloria and Sanctus be replaced at the Mass with some other hymn or song? The short answer is no on both counts. That said, however, there are many translations of these hymns that are in use ...
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The Golden Mass of Our Lady?

The Golden Mass of Our Lady? There seems to be a link between the Feast of the Expectation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. However the Wednesday in Ember Week of Advent is also known as the Golden Mass of ...
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Historically what percentage of the Catholic Church's liturgical function was done in Latin?

Historically what percentage of the Catholic Church's liturgical function was done in Latin? It seems logical to assert that the majority of the Roman Rite Masses were entirely in Latin, except for ...
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