Shrove Tuesday: A Proper Mass in the Vetus Ordo “in honor of the Holy Face”

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

Did you know that there is a Mass proper for Shrove Tuesday?   It’s 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, there were/are Votive Masses for all the “arma Christi“, the instruments of the Passion.  I believe this was promoted by the Passionists.


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  1. Ave Maria says:

    I had the privilege of attending such a holy Mass (TLM) in honor of the Holy Face after completing the Novena yesterday. Wonderful!

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