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  CNS STORY: Tridentine Mass: Pope looks for bridge to tradition
From the outside, allowing the old Mass has been seen primarily as a concession to the followers of the late Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, who was excommunicated in 1988 for his intransigence on liturgical and other reforms of Vatican II.
In one revealing speech to Catholic traditionalists in 1998, he said bluntly that the old "low Mass," with its whispered prayers at the altar and its silent congregation, "was not what liturgy should be, which is why it was not painful for many people" when it disappeared.
The French bishops also said traditionalist groups that use the Tridentine rite should be expected to give "an unequivocal gesture of assent to the teachings of the church's authentic magisterium," its teaching authority.
www.catholicnews.com /data/stories/cns/0701785.htm   (880 words)

 Tridentine Mass - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In addition to "Tridentine Mass," Traditional Catholics use the terms "ancient Mass," "traditional Mass," etc., because Pope Pius V’s revision of the Roman Missal aimed at restoring the Missal “to the original form and rite of the holy Fathers”.
Though what was called the Pontifical High Mass, Mass solemnly celebrated by a bishop accompanied by a deacon and subdeacon and other ministers, was the original form of the Mass, the Mass most people were familiar with was celebrated by a single priest who spoke the words without chanting.
Its programme is more sweeping than celebrating Mass in the “Tridentine” form, for it rejects declarations of the Second Vatican Council on relations with non-Catholics and on religious freedom, claiming that some inviolable principles have been betrayed in these and other official documents of the Roman Catholic Church and also in the Church’s practice.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Tridentine_Mass   (3587 words)

 The Latin Mass – The Journal of Catholic Culture and Tradition
The Tridentine Mass means the rite of the Mass which was fixed by Pope Pius V at the request of the Council of Trent and promulgated on December 5, 1570.
As in the case of the Tridentine Mass, we emphasize the importance of a correct understanding of what was understood by the Mass of Pope Pius V which fulfilled the wishes of the Council fathers at Trent.
The Mass of Paul VI (so-called because the liturgical commission for the reform after Vatican 11 worked under the ultimate responsibility of the Pope) emphasizes rather the integral part of the Mass, Communion, with the result that the sacrifice is transformed into what could be termed a meal.
www.latinmassmagazine.com /articles/articles_1995_SU_Stickler.html   (3463 words)

 BBC - Religion & Ethics - Tridentine Mass: History of the Tridentine Mass
The final version of the Tridentine Mass was codified in 1570 by the Council of Trent, but some of the material in it is nearly 1000 years older.
But the Tridentine reforms were in fact more in the nature of a restoration of the medieval status quo than a truly constructive and creative renewal of Christian worship in the light of the Gospel and arising from a need to adapt worship to the requirements of a new age.
Incidentally, the Tridentine Mass didn't completely remove all other orders of the Mass: several others survived on a small scale, among them the Ambrosian rite, the Mozarabic rite of Toledo, the rite of Braga, the Carthusian rite, the Carmelite rite and the Dominican rite.
www.bbc.co.uk /religion/religions/christianity/ritesrituals/tridentinemass_2.shtml   (616 words)

 BBC - Religion & Ethics - Tridentine Mass: What is the Tridentine Mass?
The Tridentine Mass is the old form of Mass that was authorised for use throughout the Roman Catholic Church from 1570 until it was replaced following the second Vatican Council in the 1960s.
The Tridentine Mass is also known as the 'Old Mass according to the 1962 Missal', and sometimes inaccurately called 'The Latin Mass'.
The most obvious difference between the old Mass and the new Mass was that it promoted the use of the language of the place where the mass was being celebrated (vernacular language) rather than Latin.
www.bbc.co.uk /religion/religions/christianity/ritesrituals/tridentinemass_1.shtml   (1095 words)

 Tridentine rite returns to Nashville Diocese
The Mass at St. Andrew was the first time a Tridentine Mass had been celebrated in the Diocese of Nashville since Pope Benedict XVI relaxed restrictions on the use of the Latin-language liturgy, which predates the Second Vatican Council, last July.
With the Tridentine rite, the prayers of the Mass are said or sung in Latin and the priest stands at the altar facing the tabernacle with his back to the congregation.
However, the tradition and pageantry of the Tridentine Mass should be preserved, said Hickey, who encouraged the high school students in her religious education class at St. Andrew to attend the Tridentine Mass.
www.dioceseofnashville.com /article_trid-mass.htm   (1281 words)

 CNS STORY: Pope relaxes restrictions on use of Tridentine Mass
The pope said Mass celebrated according to the 1962 Roman Missal, commonly known as the Tridentine rite, should be made available in every parish where groups of the faithful desire it.
The text does not require all parishes to automatically establish a Tridentine Mass schedule, but it said that where "a group of faithful attached to the previous liturgical tradition exists stably," the pastor should "willingly accede" to their request to make the old Mass available.
He emphasized that although the new Mass of 1970 was designed to replace the old liturgy, the 1962 Roman Missal was "never juridically abrogated." Its restoration as an extraordinary form of worship thus does not undermine the council's decisions, he said.
www.catholicnews.com /data/stories/cns/0703892.htm   (1668 words)

 The Tridentine Mass: The views of two priests | The-Tidings.com
In a recent "motu proprio," Pope Benedict XVI relaxed restrictions on the use of the Tridentine Mass, the Latin-language liturgy that predates the Second Vatican Council.
Many of the Masses during the week were requiem Masses (for the dead) in which the priest wore fl vestments.
As true as this is, celebrating Mass or, as is often the case today, several Masses in a day taxes a priest's ability to be reverent, one in thought with the words he is reciting.
www.the-tidings.com /2007/081707/latin.htm   (1177 words)

 What is the Tridentine Latin Mass?
It's the Mass used in the Catholic Church for almost 1500 years, until the introduction of the Mass of Pope Paul VI following the Second Vatican Council.
After the introduction of Pope Paul VI's new Mass, the only priests given permission to say the Tridentine Mass publicly were priests of England and Wales, thanks to an indult (or permission) granted by the Vatican to Cardinal Heenan of Westminster.
Cardinal Mayer, the former head of the Vatican Commission Ecclesia Dei, said the Pope had spoken of the "lawfulness" of the Tridentine Mass and of the "legitimate aspiration" of Catholics to celebrate or attend that Mass.
www.latinmass.org /faq.html   (714 words)

 The Latin Mass Society of Ireland
The Latin Mass Society of Ireland, founded in 1999, is an association of Catholic faithful dedicated to the preservation of the "ancient form of the Roman rite" as a legitimate usage of the Church's liturgy.
The society is composed predominantly of lay members drawn from every age group and walk of life, but also includes a number of priests who minister to all who "continue to adhere with great love and affection to the earlier liturgical forms"
Mass: 1 pm Contact: Proinnsias O Muireagain, Tel.: 074-9737307, e-mail: pomuireagain@eircom.net
www.latinmassireland.org   (221 words)

 Introduction to the Traditional Latin (Tridentine) Mass
The Mass is not a mere symbol recalling the sacrifice of the Cross.
The Second Part of Mass, from the Offertory Verse to the end, is the service of sacrifice, the unbloody sacrifice of the Body and Blood of Christ, the sacra­mental renewal of His sacrifice on Calvary.
Low Mass is one in which the priest, assisted by one server, recites in a speaking tone the parts that are sung in a High Mass.
stpeters-troy.tripod.com /id7.html   (2273 words)

 Thoughts on the usage of the “Tridentine Mass” - Diocese of Springfield in Illinois
On September 14, 2007, the usage of the "Tridentine Mass" was officially widened to allow this form of the Mass without needing permission from the bishop.
Mass is where Christ is made present on the altar and where Christ is offered as a sacrifice for us to our Heavenly Father.
With the way that the priests are stretched today and the amount of Masses that they offer already for the people, it is viewed by me to be impossible to be able to say the Tridentine Mass frequently enough to do it justice.
www.dio.org /index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=55&Itemid=9   (715 words)

 Traditional Latin Mass
Tridentine Mass in Plymouth Township – which used to be in Norristown (Archdiocese of Philadelphia)
Weekly reflections by Father Cusick on the Sunday Gospels and the Catechism of the Catholic Church arranged according to the Calendar of the Sundays and Solemnities of the Roman Rite of Pope St. PiusV.
The actions of the priest during the Tridentine Mass seem to be laid out more precisely and in greater detail and with fewer options, which leaves little room for surprises.
lphrc.net /trid.html   (2060 words)

 Tridentine Mass Causative for Novus Ordo Problems
In presenting a critique of the Mass of Pope Paul VI (Novus Ordo) the comment was made that a commentary concerning problems with the Latin Tridentine Mass would follow.
A grave concern regarding the Tridentine Mass is that the Consecration is said silently allowing a corrupt priest to invalidly consecrate (Note: a false or automatically excommunicated priest does not have the authority to validly consecrate.).
No Mass form has ever met the criteria for being infallible (permanent) as there has never been a universally mandatory form (there were many exceptions authorized while the Tridentine Mass was mandated in the Latin Rite and since this Mass was originally authorized it has been updated on different occasions).
www.trosch.org /lit/tridentine-problems.html   (2842 words)

 Catholic New World - Greater use of Tridentine Mass may ‘promote unity’
Pope Benedict was careful to emphasize in the letter that the Tridentine Mass would not replace the new Mass as the main form of worship.
In the Tridentine Mass, the first half of the liturgy was called the Mass of the Catechumens and almost always included a reading from one of the New Testament epistles and from one of the four Gospels.
The new Mass eliminated the recitation at the end of every Mass of what was known as the “last Gospel” the beginning of the Gospel of St. John.
www.catholicnewworld.com /cnwonline/2007/0722/1.htm   (1289 words)

 Clamoring for the Tridentine Mass? » GetReligion
Many of the people who yearn for the return of the Tridentine Mass are convinced that the leaders of the “we want more changes and we want them now” camp are actually in charge of the liturgy offices in many dioceses across the nation.
To use the Tridentine Mass as the symbol of conservative Catholicism in the Baltimore area, or America in general, is to miss the point and to hide some of the fascinating divisions in the modern church.
The Tridentine Mass question is not whether it will fill the pews, from my experience in a conservative parish it does not do that (although reverently celebrated NO Masses may have cut down on the demand).
www.getreligion.org /?p=2240   (2834 words)

 About the Tridentine Rite
The Tridentine Mass takes its name from the Council of Trent (1545-63), which had called for a modest revision of the Roman rite.
Informally known as the Tridentine, the missal does not so much as initiate any new practices as codify a tradition of worship which had been developing organically in Rome and other parts of Europe since the 300's.
It also refers more to the Blessed Virgin Mary and to the angels and saints (both individually and en masse), both as a reflection of the mediatorial character of grace and as a reminder of the celestial community to which Christians on earth are joined.
www.holytrinitygerman.org /tridrite.html   (1689 words)

 Eucharist as Sacrifice - Sacrament: Mass and Liturgy
Eucharist as Sacrifice - Sacrament: Mass and Liturgy
The key to seeing the relation between Calvary and the Mass is the fact that the same identical Jesus Christ now glorified is present on the altar at Mass as He was present in His mortal humanity on the Cross.
Since the highest form of honor to God is sacrifice, the Mass is a continuation of Christ's sacrifice of praise and gratitude to God the Father.
www.therealpresence.org /eucharst/link/e-litur.html   (2462 words)

 Latin Mass Magazine, in support of traditional Roman Catholicism
From that moment things settled down, the Mass began, and while the nerves didn't disappear, they were no longer controlling me. I think fear of the old is often as hard to cope with as fear of the new.
When the Mass was over (and I am sure I didn't make too many mistakes), the church locked, and a gin and tonic poured into a slightly larger glass than usual, there came a time to reflect.
The Tridentine Mass is indeed one of those priceless treasures we have.
www.latinmassmagazine.com /priest_s_first_mass.asp   (2311 words)

 Learning the Tridentine Mass
I have at the end of this document the Latin and English of the Tridentine Mass.
Follow along with the mass in the Missal that is placed in the pews (English on one side and Latin on the other).
After reading the words of the Tridentine (see below) you will see that most of the Mass is the priest praying to God and only when he turns and faces the people does he speak to the people.
www.unitypublishing.com /liturgy/TridentineLearn.htm   (1997 words)

 latin mass
The Mass was offered on the feast of Pope St. Pius V. The Tridentine form is celebrated in accordance with the 1570 Roman Missal promulgated by Pope Pius V for the Latin West and revised in 1962.
He hadn’t been to a Tridentine Mass since before Vatican II and while he didn’t remember all the rubrics of the Mass, he remembered parts of the Latin.
For the first Tridentine Mass at St. Lawrence, Father Mould said they wanted it to be more festive, so instead of a low Mass, recited entirely by the priest, a Missa Cantata, or “sung Mass,” was celebrated.
www.catholicherald.com /articles/06articles/latin0504.htm   (586 words)

 St. John the Baptist Latin Mass Community   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The first High Mass is offered at the Cathedral of St. Andrew on the feast of The Immaculate Heart of Mary.
In 1998, the Mass is moved to St. Mary's in North Little Rock.
Our members are of all ages, with several large families, but we all share a unique love of the beauty, tradition, and solemnity that God has given us in the Tridentine Mass mandated by Pope St. Pius V in 1570.
arkansaslatinmass.org /main.html   (314 words)

 Tridentine (Latin) Mass, St. Josaphat Church, Detroit, MI
The Tridentine Rite is that form of Mass which was used almost everywhere in the Roman Catholic Church before the Second Vatican Council in the 1960’s.
Most Catholics were very satisfied with this situation, especially since the new rite did allow for the continuation of the use of the Latin language if desired and even the use of the old altar where the priest faced the tabernacle instead of the people and the use of the Communion rail.
For the first Mass, the St. Josaphat Parish Council served as ushers and greeters but this should be handled by those who will be attending the Mass.
www.gbjann.com /stjosaphat/tridentine.htm   (953 words)

 More Reflections on the Tridentine Latin Mass
I had the opportunity to attend a diocese Tridentine Mass for the first time in my life (that I can remember).
I have come to realize that the Tridentine Mass is an extremely important and central part of my heritage.
Although I am not (yet) totally sold on the Tridentine Mass (being only reasonably familiar with the Novo Ordo, which I used to sing at a local parish), I do find the Latin Mass very worshipful.
www.unavoce.org /lmass2.htm   (1204 words)

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