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Ordo Mass vs. Latin 'Tridentine' Mass
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some may not be aware, Roman Catholics can
still attend a traditional 'Tridentine' Latin Mass, even in the
21st century. The Novus Ordo Missae
("New Order Mass"), promulgated in
the 1960's and undergoing frequent "updating", is much more common today, but
the traditional Latin Mass, "the Mass of all ages" is making a great comeback among
Catholics of all ages.
might be wondering why anyone would still
want to attend an "old Latin Mass" - we are in
the 21st century. The
majority of people probably don't know a
thing about Latin and, to top it off, traditional Latin
Masses can be pretty hard to come by, involve much silence, and require a lot of
kneeling (for those physically able). So why bother
a great question that many Catholics are asking
themselves. Nowadays, many younger
people who were never exposed to the traditional Latin
Mass are flocking to it with great joy. They are in love with the
traditional Mass and are willing to undergo long drives to attend licit Latin
Masses, and may even be willing to uproot their entire family and move to be near
them. Those blessed enough to remember attending the
traditional Mass before the 1960's changes may also go through great pains to
attend this incomparable Mass.
So what is the attraction of this
ancient Mass? The reasons for such devotion are many, and may include:
The great reverence of the Mass
The great respect shown the Holy Eucharist
The unquestionable Catholicity and orthodoxy of the Mass
The lack of liturgical abuse, distraction, sacrilege, and profanation
(which, unfortunately, are so common to Novus Ordo Masses)
The prayerful atmosphere of the Mass
The beauty and majesty of the Mass
The fuller calendar
The clear sense of the Mass as a sacrifice
The clarity of the doctrine of the Real Presence
The emphasis on our sinfulness and dependence on God
The safeguards inherent in the Mass
The clear vertical focus of the Mass
And many other reasons...
Devotees may also point to the
Mass' long history, its outstanding fruits, its ability to keep persons safe from modernism ("the
synthesis of all heresies"), and the ability of the Mass to
foster one's faith. It also preserves a link to our Catholic ancestors.
Furthermore, attendance at
'Tridentine' Masses enables one to avoid the concerns so often
associated with the Novus Ordo Mass. For example:
Concern regarding the assistance of Protestant 'advisors' in the
fabrication of the Novus Ordo Mass
Concern regarding the parallels between the Novus Ordo Mass and
Protestant 'worship services'
Concern that the changes made to the Mass parallel the changes made by
the 16th century Protestant 'Reformers' who purposely introduced those
changes to destroy the faith of Catholics
Concern regarding the near elimination of all negative topics in the
readings and prayers of the Novus Ordo Mass (e.g. references to sin, judgment,
hell, purgatory, etc.)
Concern that the Novus Ordo Mass fails to produce a sacred atmosphere
conducive to prayer
Concern that the Novus Ordo Mass has a more horizontal focus
Concern regarding the blurring of the distinction between the laity and the
priest in the Novus Ordo Mass
Concern over rampant liturgical abuse and novelties in the Novus Ordo
Mass (e.g. altar girls, Communion in the hand, lay 'ministers', etc.)
Concern over the bad fruits associated with the Novus Ordo Rite of Mass
(e.g. reduced Mass attendance, loss of belief in the Real Presence,
Concern that at the Novus Ordo Mass, one is often unable to kneel, pray,
Concern that it is often difficult to follow biblical precepts regarding
worship in a Novus Ordo Mass [e.g. women's head coverings (1 Cor. 11:4-10),
silence of women in church (1 Cor. 14:33-35),
worship in reverence and awe (Heb. 12:28),
Concern regarding the unprecedented fabrication and imposition of a new
Mass on the faithful
Some are also troubled by the
fact that the Novus Ordo Mass may vary so widely among parishes as to be
almost unrecognizable - unlike the 'Tridentine' Mass which remains
fixed, with only slight variations (e.g. High Mass vs. Low Mass).
Ultimately, many Catholics have come to believe that the Traditional
Latin Mass must be more pleasing to God and that it is best suited to
our primary duty in life [that is, "to know, love, and serve
God" (Baltimore Catechism)].
Catholics who have never
experienced a 'Tridentine' Latin Mass may consider the time spent at
Mass as a time for "religious entertainment" or socializing.
In fact, some even think the "sign of peace" is the focal
point of Mass! The cure for such mistaken beliefs surely is knowledge of
and attendance at traditional Latin 'Tridentine' Masses, which makes the
purpose of the Mass eminently clear. Although such Catholics may initially be
perplexed about the silence and majesty of the
traditional Latin Mass and might not immediately "get it", a
little perseverance and some additional knowledge, prayer, and
reflection, may cause them to also flock to the Mass of
their grandfathers, regardless of what obstacles may be placed in the
way. They may soon find themselves so in love with this Mass - the
"Mass of the saints" and "the most beautiful thing this
side of heaven" - that they would do just about anything they could
to attend it.
We warmly invite you to attend
this incomparable Mass and see for yourself what has captured the hearts
of so many other good and faithful Catholics over the centuries.
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