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Tridentine Latin Mass
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Called the Mass of the Ages, the Most Beautiful Thing This Side of Heaven, the Mass of Blessed John XXIII, the Tridentine Latin Mass, the Usus Antiquor, and most recently, the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, this Mass truly is one of the most beautiful forms of worship for the Catholic Church.

This post is a means to provide links to some of my many posts on this topic.  Since the Traditional Mass is at the very heart of living a traditional Catholic life, nearly all of my posts will touch on this topic.  I encourage you to browse by the tag of Traditional Latin Mass in addition to visiting these posts linked below.





On July 7, 2007, the motu proprio by Pope Benedict XVI, Summorum Pontificum, arrived and thereby allowed a wider usage of the Sacraments according to the 1962 Missal.  While the Mass of All Times was never abrogated, it was unjustly attacked by liberals and neo-cons alike.  This bold action has helped to reverse this unjust attack on the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.

What is the Tridentine (Traditional) Latin Mass?

For English explanation of the Latin Mass click here.  For the English/Latin texts of the Mass including the actual prayers and much more, please purchase a 1962 Roman Catholic Daily Missal

Is the Latin Mass Right for all Parishes?

Posts on the Tridentine Latin Mass:

Please view posts which have the Traditional Latin Mass Label (click here now). There are many and you will find a wealth of information!!

Videos of Tridentine Latin Masses:

Videos can be found in a list near the bottom of my article on the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.  And click here to see a video of the beauty in the Low Mass.

Latin Mass Locations:

See here (PDF)
SSPX USA Mass Locations (MAP)

Sunday Mass Propers (1962 Rite of Mass):

See here for a listing


Recommended Reading

The Latin Mass Explained by Msgr. Moorman
Sacred Then and Sacred Now: The Return of the Latin Mass by Thomas E. Woods Jr
Sursum Corda: Documents and Readings from the Council of Trent to Summorum Pontificum

Basic Information on the Tridentine Mass:

Sancta Missa
Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest
Latin Mass Society of England and Wales
Latin Mass Society of Ireland
Society of St. Pius X (SSPX)
Una Voce America

Missals, Bibles, etc for Purchase for the Tridentine Mass:

Douay Rheims Bible
Roman Catholic Daily Missal
Pre-Vatican II Breviaries
Traditional Theology Books
Traditional Liturgical Books
Traditional Architecture

Vestments Proper for the Tridentine Mass:

Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles
Susan Maria Evans

Bishops Celebrate the Traditional Latin Mass:

254 Cardinals and Bishops Have Celebrated the Immemorial Since Summorum Pontificum through January 2012!

Mass of the Ages returns to...

Church of the Sacred Heart, Cutchogue, NY
Metropolitan Cathedral, Mexico City, Mexico
Mount St. Francis Hermitage, New York
Our Lady of Lourdes, Massapequa Park, NY
St. Andrew the Apostle, Clifton, VA
St. John the Apostle, Leesburg, VA
St. John the Baptist, Costa Mesa, California
St. John the Beloved Catholic Church, McLean, Virgina
St. John the Evangelist, San Diego, California
St. Joseph Parish, Apple Creek, Missouri
St. Leo the Great, Pawtucket, Rhode Island
St. Maurus, Biehle, Missouri
St. Matthew, Dix Hills, NY
St. Mary, Alexandria, VA
St. Mary of Perpetual Help, Chicago, IL
St. Mary’s By the Sea, Huntington Beach, California
St. Rita, Alexandria, VA
St. Therese in Alhambra, CA
Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Wilmington, CA
Holy Rosary Parish, Sacramento, California
Our Lady of Lourdes, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Holy Angels, Aurora, IL
Sts. Peter and Paul, Naperville, IL
St. Bernard, Joliet, IL
Holy Rosary, Cedar, Michigan
St. Jospeh's Parish, Middletown, NY
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Carmel, IN
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Birmingham, Al
St. Mary of the Visitation, Huntsville, Al
St. Silvia, Tivoli, NY
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Grotto) Parish, Detroit, MI
Immaculate Conception Church 4129 Superior Ave. Cleveland, OH
St Stephen Church 1920 W 54th St. Cleveland, OH
St Mary Church 750 S. Main Street Akron, OH
Immaculate Conception Church 37932 Euclid Ave. Willoughby, OH
Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Lewiston, ME
St. Kevin's Church, Harrington Street, Dublin 8, Ireland
St. Ann's Parish, 125 Richardson Ave., Shohola, PA
Mater Dolorosa Church, South San Francisco, CA
St. Peter the Apostle, Merchantville, NJ
Sacred Heart of Jesus, Swedesburg, PA
Chapel of Windermere on the Mount, London, Ontario, Canada
Holy Family Catholic Church in Seattle, WA
Church of North American Martyrs at St. Alphonsus Church, Seattle, WA
Holy Redeemer Cathedral Parish, Madison, WI
St. Norbert Church, Roxbury, WI
Sacred Heart, Dunn, NC
Sts. Peter and Paul, Palmyra, VA
Benedictine Monastery, Norcia, Italy
St. Paul Parish, Philadelphia, PA
Ss Peter and Paul, Wisconsin Rapids, WI

[Not a complete listing]



Other post-Summorum Pontificum News:

Mass of the Ages to be televised on EWTN for first time: September 14, 2007
Mass of the Ages to be celebrated in Lourdes, France on August 15, 2007

Learning to be a Traditional Altar Server:

DVD: How to Serve the Latin Mass

How to Serve the Traditional Latin Mass: Comprehensive Resource List

Learning Latin:

Cursus Linguae Latinae Vivae
Dictionary of Ecclesiastical Latin by Leo F. Stelten
Book: Latin I by Henle (recommended text)
LatinStudy
Thesaurus Precum Latinarum (Latin Prayers)
Latin Prayers (with audio)
8 Prayers All Catholics Should Know in Latin
Text of the Mass in Latin

Learning the Spirituality of the Tridentine Latin Mass:

Sancta Missa: Tutorial on the Tridentine Latin Mass
Video: The Most Beautiful Thing This Side of Heaven
FSSP Instructional DVD
Series of Explanatory Videos on Youtube



7 comments:

del_button January 19, 2010 at 6:37 AM
Anonymous said...

Deo Gratias for Pope Benedict XVI and Summorum Pontificum in freeing the Mass of the Ages. I can't wait till the Holy Father offers the Mass in the Traditional Latin Rite.

del_button October 26, 2010 at 5:18 PM
Malibu Mike Murphy said...

All I can say is Thank God for The Jesuits!
I'm surprised America Magazine in not part of your, site burning witch Hunt! I'm sorry, but you are guilty of the same hubris as your 7 deadly "Unacceptable comments"

LONG LIVE POPE BENEDICT? (Who appointed him to his previous job and let it known that he supported him as the Next Pope? Pope John Paul II!)

Who put and end to communism? Pope John Paul II! (soon to be a Saint!)

"Karol Wojtyla kisses the Koran, demonstrating his love for blasphemy, his hatred of God, and his apostasy from the true faith, if he ever held it to begin with. Those who maintain that Wojtyla is pope argue that he does things like this in ignorance. A seven-year-old Catholic knows better. But Wojtyla is not a Catholic."
Pope John Paul II friend to Archbishop Fulton Sheen, Opus Dei, and The Knights of Columbus, of which I am a Grand Sir Knight of The 4th Degree, Sir Knight Michael Murphy. It looks to me that you are luring people in with, the beauty of the Tridentine Mass, for your own Pre-Vatican II, Anti-Catholic Agenda. Do you have the keys to the kingdom? Who are you to judge who is Pope and who is not? Please tell me so I can stop telling my Catechumen that we are the only church with apostolic tradition, when did that all stop? And is it started back up now? You people are Looney; you know nothing of the Faith and are obviously sponsored by some large corporation that is fearful of “Real Roman Catholics”!!!!!!! Don't post this you gutless anti-Catholic! That's right, I deem you Anti-Catholic & inappropriate, bigoted and just plain GOOFY!
All is Grace,
Sir Knight Michael Murphy
A 4th degree Knight of Columbus / RCIA Catechist / Hospital Chaplain / Eucharistic Minister / Director of Vocation LA Archdiocese / Drug Counselor / United States Veteran and VA volunteer.

PS. Jesus Christ preached Liberation Theology! Why don’t you Protestants in lamb’s clothes, just take your Capitalistic, Un-American, Anti-Catholic blasphemies to the Gnostics!
ALL THE MONEY YOU MAKE WILL NEVER BUY BACK YOUR SOULS

del_button October 26, 2010 at 5:18 PM
Malibu Mike Murphy said...

All I can say is Thank God for The Jesuits!
I'm surprised America Magazine in not part of your, site burning witch Hunt! I'm sorry, but you are guilty of the same hubris as your 7 deadly "Unacceptable comments"

LONG LIVE POPE BENEDICT? (Who appointed him to his previous job and let it known that he supported him as the Next Pope? Pope John Paul II!)

Who put and end to communism? Pope John Paul II! (soon to be a Saint!)

"Karol Wojtyla kisses the Koran, demonstrating his love for blasphemy, his hatred of God, and his apostasy from the true faith, if he ever held it to begin with. Those who maintain that Wojtyla is pope argue that he does things like this in ignorance. A seven-year-old Catholic knows better. But Wojtyla is not a Catholic."
Pope John Paul II friend to Archbishop Fulton Sheen, Opus Dei, and The Knights of Columbus, of which I am a Grand Sir Knight of The 4th Degree, Sir Knight Michael Murphy. It looks to me that you are luring people in with, the beauty of the Tridentine Mass, for your own Pre-Vatican II, Anti-Catholic Agenda. Do you have the keys to the kingdom? Who are you to judge who is Pope and who is not? Please tell me so I can stop telling my Catechumen that we are the only church with apostolic tradition, when did that all stop? And is it started back up now? You people are Looney; you know nothing of the Faith and are obviously sponsored by some large corporation that is fearful of “Real Roman Catholics”!!!!!!! Don't post this you gutless anti-Catholic! That's right, I deem you Anti-Catholic & inappropriate, bigoted and just plain GOOFY!
All is Grace,
Sir Knight Michael Murphy
A 4th degree Knight of Columbus / RCIA Catechist / Hospital Chaplain / Eucharistic Minister / Director of Vocation LA Archdiocese / Drug Counselor / United States Veteran and VA volunteer.

PS. Jesus Christ preached Liberation Theology! Why don’t you Protestants in lamb’s clothes, just take your Capitalistic, Un-American, Anti-Catholic blasphemies to the Gnostics!
ALL THE MONEY YOU MAKE WILL NEVER BUY BACK YOUR SOULS

del_button December 13, 2010 at 3:35 PM
Joseph Lupo said...

Vatican II, in my opinion, changed the Catholic Church for the worse.

We opened the windows to let the fresh air in and everything blew out. Priests, nuns and brothers in great numbers. The ones that stayed, some of their habits blew out the window too. Beautiful Vestments, music, prayers and traditions followed too.

Once the priest faced the people, he became an entertaineer, working the crowd. Jokes, clapping, disrespectful ways of dressing, and the entire sacredness of the Mass and Church was gone too.

Priests do not wear cassocks, some do not even fold their hands in procession to make the Mass more solemn. Altar girls??????? PLEASE. Give me a break. Women without their heads covered and so many lay people on the Alter. It is all so sloppy. It seems that many priests are not even interested in TRYING to make the current Mass prayerful and solemn.

With the old Tridentine Mass, especially the High Sung Solemn Mass, you could almost feel the presence of God in your midst. This Mass just seems like a bunch of people together without any direction or purpose. Children not behaving, people talking, coming late and leaving early. Nothing is ever mentioned from the Pulpit. Confession lines are almost non existent but the Communion lines are endless. Sin is not talked about as well as the presence of the devil in the world

I could go on and on but I would be typing for the next several days. If the priests at least made the Mass we have now more solemn and gave a peertinent sermon, it would be bearable. Something like the EWTN Mass on TV every day. However, bring back the Church before Vatican II with everything that went out of the window.

P.S. How many Confirmation eligible children know what the 7 gifts of the Holy Ghost are.

Come Holy Ghost and renew the Church and the face of the earth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

del_button August 6, 2012 at 5:05 PM
Matthew said...

The Lectionarium is the Lectionary for the Mass. It is the book used when the Epistle is chanted during Mass (i.e. at a Solemn High Mass). The Lectionarium is also used in the Novus Ordo but of course the readings are quite different in many respects.

del_button December 23, 2014 at 5:46 PM
Anonymous said...

re: joseph lupo -- girls or women are firstly human beings and just as much image of God as men, so these human beings should be treated, valued and respected as such especially in church even as altar persons doing their holy duty.

del_button December 24, 2014 at 1:16 PM
Matthew said...

Anonymous, you make a common error. Just because all peoples are in God's image and share in the gifts of grace and salvation from Christ, that doesn't mean each are called to the same roles in life. Just as Christ, The 2nd person of the Blessed Trinity, has a different role than the Almighty Father and the Holy Ghost, just as the father has a different role than a mother, men and women have different roles in the Church of God. Women are not called to serve at the altar.

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