When I got home to the Sabine Farm, I found that the birdfeeders had been absolutely picked clean – chickadees can be greedy little things – and I had 1241 e-mails waiting for me.
I get lots of news and lots of questions. Most of them… well… I cannot even think of answering.
Especially when they are like this:
I am asking for your help in ascertaining the differences between a Novus Ordo Latin and an Extraordinary Form Latin Mass. I fell away from the church over forty years ago and have finally decided that it’s about time that I put the church back in my life. I used to be familiar with the High Mass and a regular Latin Mass, is it the same difference?
This is job for WDTPERers!
The question is both really involved (it would take a year to answer) but really good, especially in light of this fellows desire to return to the Church.
Help him out with useful comments.
I will first add this.
The major differences can be found in the attitude and content of the actual texts of prayers for Masses, especially on Sundays. After that, the greater room given to silence and the greater emphasis on the "vertical" dimension of Mass.
Now I think you readers can take over.
Really think about this for a while. The stakes are rather high. Don’t be disrespectul of him or either form of Mass.