Tag Archives: Ordinary Form

VIDEO: Ordinary Form Mass very much in the Roman style

I was sent a link to a video of the Holy Mass in the Ordinary Form celebrated at the Proto-Cathedral of the Archdiocese of Seattle in Vancouver, WA for their Patronal Feast of St. James the Greater. At this parish … Continue reading

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POLLS: What Eucharistic Prayer do you usually hear?

In view of this post over at Liturgical Notes, here are a  couple Fr Z POLLS.  

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A 1st TLM experience: “I had the sense that that Host was REALLY consecrated.”

Some will find this provocative.  I find it to be true. I had to make a call to a local parish office today, and while chatting with the secretary, found out that she attended her first Extraordinary Form Mass on … Continue reading

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Before resigning, Benedict XVI ordered changes to Novus Ordo Baptism Rites

Just before abdicating, Benedict XVI (the Pope of Christian Unity) approved a decree to make a change to the Novus Ordo or Ordinary Form Rite of Baptism: In the decree published in “Notitiae”, 557-558, Ian.-Feb. 2013, 1-2, pagg. 54-56, “communitas … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Pontifical Mass in the Novus Ordo?

From a reader: This may be a stupid question, but in the Novus Ordo, if a bishop of the diocese celebrates Mass, would it technically be defined as a “pontifical Mass” since he would be the pontiff? Not a dumb-question at … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Is it okay for people to listen to music rather than always to sing everything during Mass?

From a priest: Is it against the mind of the Church when a choir alone sings a hymn at the offertory and preparation of the gifts or are the people supposed to sing along as well? No, it is not … Continue reading

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More on priests and formation in both the Extraordinary and the Ordinary Form

This continues a couple different entries (HERE and HERE). From a priest: I am also a young priest (30), and an alumnus of your alma mater. [Neither “alma” nor “mater” in my day, I’m afraid.] Though I have received training … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Elements of the Extraordinary Form in the Ordinary Form

From a reader: Can the Last Gospel and the prayers at the foot of the altar be a part of the Ordinary Form? Also, can the priest say, “May the body of Our Lord Jesus Christ preserve your soul unto … Continue reading

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How The Ordinary Form Can Be Celebrated, or, Where There’s A Will There’s A Way

Fr. Allan McDonald, of “Rats in the Rectory” fame, and of the blog Southern Orders has posted a video of an orchestral Mass celebrated on 19 March. Here is how he describes it: This is an Ordinary Form Mass, but … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Books for singing the Novus Ordo Mass in Latin

From a reader: I know that the Liber Usualis and the Graduale are the two main places to find the appropriate chants for any given feast day in the Extraordinary form of the Mass, but I was wondering where one … Continue reading

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For Lay People: Participation at Holy Mass: Which Form do you PREFER? WDTPRS POLL

Over HERE, I had a poll about what you actually do in regard to your participation at Holy Mass. Here is a poll about what you would PREFER to do! The poll options are the same, but the emphasis is … Continue reading

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For Lay People: Participation at Holy Mass: Which Form? WDTPRS POLL

Rorate has a poll going for their readers about participation at Holy Mass in the Ordinary Form, the Novus Ordo.   The way to know their readers, thought it is clearly gauged for lay people, not priests. I think that … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Can FSSP priest say Mass in the Ordinary Form?

From a reader: My diocese has a priest shortage, [you are not alone] and the priests we do have, many are well-passed retirement age in their 80’s and getting close to their 90’s. There’s a major concern that in the … Continue reading

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