Proper Mass for Shrove Tuesday “in honor of the Holy Face”

Tomorrow is Shrove Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent for the Roman Church.

I was sent this by a kind soul: a Mass proper for Shrove Tuesday, a Votive Mass in Honor of the Holy Face of Jesus. … Missa Votiva in honorem “Sacri Vultus”, which is celebrated in Red.   The Introit is “Humiliavit semetipsum“.

Extraordinary Mass in Honour of the Holy Face of Jesus Latin-English

There is a similar Mass on Tuesday of Septuagesima (the Agony in the Garden) and Tuesday of Sexagesima (the Column of the Flagellation).

In fact, if memory serves there were Votive Masses for all the “arma Christi“, the instruments of the Passion, and I believe this was promoted by the, yes, Passionists.


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  1. PanOrganista says:

    I believe that the Masses for the “arma Christi” for the Fridays of Lent can be (relatively) easily found in the Missale Romanum of H.H. Benedict XV. Yet another tradition lost in the 20th century liturgical Bauhaus.

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