Do you have your 2018 Ordo?

It’s that time of year again.

Time to get your 2018 ORDO.

The new liturgical year begins with Advent on 3 December.canons

“Ordo” is a short way of referring to the booklet called Ordo divini officii recitandi sacrique peragendi” or else “Ordo Missae CElebrandae et divini officii persolvendi…” etc.  In other words, the book tells you what Mass and Office to say each day and what your options are.  It is an indispensable tool.  Each diocese or region has

The Canons at St. John Cantius in Chicago sent me their copy for the Usus Antiquior first, so they get the first mention.  (Take THAT Angelus Press!)

They have included many helpful things in the back of the book, including special prayers, such as the Consecration to be prayed on the Feast of Christ the King.

Here is an English translation of the super important De Defectibus, from the front of the Missale Romanum.

Can English be used?   This tells you how.

How loud can Father be and when?

A fine old custom returning to use.

And, yes, permanent deacons are deacons.

As you can see there are all sorts of goodies in the back.  That is a sampling.

Get your Ordo before Advent, which is coming up fast.



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  1. William says:

    Father, besides looking really cool and informative, is this something that has much practical use to the layman? I sing in the schola at my parish, but I just do as I’m instructed.

  2. JesusFreak84 says:

    I use it for praying the EF Divine Office, and it can be really helpful with the “what day trumps what” for figuring out Vespers! (Also helpful for noting when the Friday abstinence is cancelled.) I used to use for an “Ordo,” but it doesn’t include Feasts specific to to the US, for example. I’ve never used any other Ordo, but I can say this one is exhaustive for the laywoman.

    I doubt a priest offering the EF needs the lesson, but the bits on Dominical Letter, Golden Number, Epact, and stuff…I’d need that dumbed down a bit more…a lot more…to understand it. If you need that stuff explained to you like you’re three, this Ordo won’t help with that, but I don’t think that affects the use-cases of the layman anyway…maybe…

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