It has been 50 years. 50 long years. Some might say, “Only 50? It seems longer.”
Note the bizzare photo of a Novus Ordo being celebrated in the Sistine Chapel.
Today marks the 50th anniversary of the going-into-effect of Paul VI’s Apostolic Constitution Missale Romanum with the mandatory celebration of the Novus Ordo Missae on the first Sunday of Advent, November 30, 1969. It is notable how this is not being commemorated by the Vatican. pic.twitter.com/W3qy2Guioh
— Catholic Sat (@CatholicSat) November 30, 2019
Originally Published on: Nov 26, 2019 at 16:27
FIFTY years ago on 30 Nov 1969 the Novus Ordo went into force. It was the 1st Sunday of Advent.
In 2009, the 40th anniversary of that momentous change, I did three podcasts about the imposition of the Novus Ordo at Advent of 1969. These podcasts – now a decade old – remain fresh today.
Since the blog was updated, I no longer have a way simply to embed all three recordings. Here are links.
We Pope Paul VI (+1978) in General Audiences in at the end of November 1969 on the subject of the changes people were about to experience.
The pop music selections were all hits from 1969. Their choice is also part of my commentary.
For the first of these three, the Audience was exactly 50 years ago, today, 26 November 1969.
093 09-11-16 40 years ago… Paul VI on the eve of the Novus Ordo
I will note that since 2007 the use of the 1962 Missale Romanum… and the pre-55 Missale… is statistically exploding. At the same time, demographics in the Church across the board are plummeting. The Masses with the traditional form are packed with young people, young families.