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ADULT EDUCATION: THE NOVUS ORDO AND THE TRADITIONAL LATIN MASS
The Adult Education Ministry will meet on Monday, February 23rd, at 7PM in the Cody Center. The topic is "The Traditional Latin Mass and the Novus Ordo- The Two Forms of the Roman Rite."
The alternative form of the Mass is now more widely available as a result of Pope Benedict’s Motu Proprio (2007) to those who prefer the ancient usage. The two forms of the Roman Rite are: the Ordinary Form (the Mass of Paul VI, 1969) in English or Latin, and the Extraordinary Form (known as the Mass of John XXIII, the Traditional (Tridentine) Mass, in Latin only.
The basic differences and principal features will be contrasted in terms of prayers, music, vestments, mood, and rubrics. Both forms are equal, mutually enriching, and fulfill the Sunday obligation. "There is certainly a difference of emphasis, but a single fundamental identity that excludes any contradition or antagonism between a renewed liturgy and the preceding liturgy," Pope Benedict XVI. Come and enjoy a lively discussion.