From a reader in Japan…
Dear Father Z,
[I am] from Japan (therefore, I am sorry for my poor English).
I thank God for your great blog. My faith grows up everyday by reading your blog.
I have a question regarding "Solemn Pontifical Mass"… in OF.
In my diocese, once a year a Cardinal celebrates OF in Latin and Gregorian Chant, and this Mass is entitled "Solemn Pontifical Mass in Latin".
But Wikipedia says that "Solemn Pontifical Mass/ Pontifical High Mass" is for the Tridentine Mass. After the liturgical reform, categories (Low Mass, High Mass, Pontifical High Mass) were abandoned.
If there is no more "Solemn Pontifical Mass" in the reformed liturgy(OF), is the title of this annual "Solemn Pontifical Mass" inaccurate?
Or can we still use the category "Solemn Pontifical Mass" for OF as a sort of custom?
Who wants to help our friend in Japan with the terminology?