The Tridentine Mass The Tridentine Mass, often referred to today as the Forma Extraordinaria (extraordinary form) or the Latin Mass, is the form of the Mass found in the Roman Missal published from 1570 to 1962. The term Tridentine comes from the Latin word Tridentinus which means “related to the city of Tridentum(modern day Trent, Italy)”. The Council of Trent in the 1500s called for the Roman Missal to standardize the liturgy of the Mass for the Roman Rite of the Church. In 1570, Pope Pius V made the Roman Missal mandatory throughout the Western Church, codifying the Latin liturgy of the Mass for the next 400 years. In 1962 the ordinary form of the Mass was changed by Pope Paul VI in response the Vatican II’s call for the Mass to be allowed in the vernacular, thus resulting in the prior Mass or Tridentine Mass being labeled the extraordinary form. Both Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict have allowed for the celebration of the Latin Mass on a regular basis. If you wish to learn about the Tridentine Mass we would refer you to an excellent website Sancta Missa.
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Mass and Obligation As Catholics we are obligated to attend public worship of God by participating in holy Mass on Sunday. (Canon Law No. 1247) Proper Mass attendance should include preparation, usually by reading the scriptural passages and reflecting on them prior to Mass and frequent reconciliation. We should also remember to dress appropriately when attending Mass. Unfortunately, the idea of wearing your “Sunday best” has lost popularity. Shouldn’t we all dress as nice as we would go to say a wedding when going to the house of our Lord? After Sunday Mass, remember that Sunday is the Lord’s Day, the equivalent of the Jewish Sabbath, a day the Lord set aside for rest. We should make every effort to keep Sunday as a family-oriented day of rest. We should refrain from work, chores or shopping whenever possible. Spend the day with your family or extended family. If that is not possible, use the day for rest and reflection or charitable activities such as visiting the sick or elderly, especially elderly relatives who know the burden of being alone.
The Tridentine Mass The Tridentine Mass, often referred to today as the Forma Extraordinaria (extraordinary form) or the Latin Mass, is the form of the Mass found in the Roman Missal published from 1570 to 1962. The term Tridentine comes from the Latin word Tridentinus which means “related to the city of Tridentum(modern day Trent, Italy)”. The Council of Trent in the 1500s called for the Roman Missal to standardize the liturgy of the Mass for the Roman Rite of the Church. In 1570, Pope Pius V made the Roman Missal mandatory throughout the Western Church, codifying the Latin liturgy of the Mass for the next 400 years. In 1962 the ordinary form of the Mass was changed by Pope Paul VI in response the Vatican II’s call for the Mass to be allowed in the vernacular, thus resulting in the prior Mass or Tridentine Mass being labeled the extraordinary form. Both Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict have allowed for the celebration of the Latin Mass on a regular basis. If you wish to learn about the Tridentine Mass we would refer you to an excellent website Sancta Missa.
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