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Nihil Operi Dei praeponatur
Let nothing be preferred to the
Work of God
(Rule of Saint Benedict, 43)
Reform of the Reform
In this section, I will be publishing some of my own
reflections together with other Roman Catholic and Anglican commentators.
History of the Liturgy
Here are a few links on topics related to
- Missa Tridentina (pdf) by Anthony
Chadwick - a History of the Reform of the Roman Mass Liturgy in the
Sixteenth Century, written whilst the author was a seminarian and
undergraduate at Fribourg University, Switzerland.
- The Tridentine
Mass by Paul Cavendish - a
short essay that highlights the differences between sixteenth century
Roman usage, and what the Baroque and Romantic periods and the modern
liturgical Movement made of the Latin liturgy. This article was originally published in Altar,
no. 1 (July 1994).
- The Arrangements of Western Medieval
and Byzantine Churches Compared and their Relevance to Liturgy Today by Christopher Rakowski. This article was originally published in Altar,
no. 1 (July 1994).
Victorian Anglican Ritualism
This following link from the Canterbury Project
gives information on some of the leading protagonists of Victorian Anglican
ritualism together with some texts from the period.
Musical Resources for
the liturgy in English and Latin
- Musica Sacra - The "Chant Books" section is
amazing, as is this whole site.
The Reforms of
Pius XII and John XXIII
The reforms to the Missal and Breviary in the 1950's
and early 60's were not universally welcomed, as attested by a criticism
dating from 1960.
The Post-Conciliar Reforms
The reforms by Paul VI and John Paul II have
caused a considerable amount of contestation. I include here a paper on the
subject that expresses original thought.
The Roman Rite
Since the summer of 2007, there are two officially
recognised "uses" of the Roman rite in
the Roman Catholic Church: the "extraordinary use" (1570-1962)
and the "ordinary use" (1969).
- The Canonical Mass of the English
Orthodox by Dr. Raymond Winch (pdf file). This was an attempt dating from 1988 at
reconstructing the Mass of Ordo Romanus Primus and the Gregorian Sacramentary for use in a western rite Orthodox
- Links on Joseph
- An explanation of the Papal Mass
- The Latin Rite Mass - what was in use in the Roman Catholic Church
until Vatican II, and still used by a number of traditionalist
communities. In 1969 Pope Paul VI replaced it by a newly composed Novus Ordo.
- Roman Rite (1570)
- amost identical with the Ordo Missae of the 1474 Princeps Edition, broadly speaking a
restoration of the Roman liturgy of the 11th century, but with a
number of new elements derived from existing use and scholastic
theology. It was codified by Pope St Pius V following the directives
of the Council of Trent.
- Tridentine Latin Mass Project - a site containing texts from the Roman
Missal in Latin and English.
- Novus Ordo (1969) - the work of Msgr
and the Consilium, promulgated by
Paul VI in 1969. This artificial rite is now the official usage of the
Roman Catholic Church ("Latin" Rite), and its refusal
motivated the existence of a traditionalist movement. The Vatican
allows the usage of the 1962 edition of John XXIII (simplified
calendar and rubrics, new 1955 Holy Week ceremonies of Bugnini / Pius XII)
- Altar cards for the old Roman Mass (Latin) in Microsoft
Publisher 2000 format : file - Click with your right mouse button to save
the file onto your hard disk. Note: this file works only with
MS Publisher (part of the Office 2000 package). You must adapt the printer
and page setup parameters to your own system,
and you can change the text style and size within the contraints of the text frames and general size
desired. Click here for the altarcards
in pdf format - but this file cannot be
modified and is designed for European A4 paper format. Then print the
cards on off-white or cream coloured paper
and frame them.
- Learn how to celebrate the Tridentine Mass (the same rules apply to the English Missal)
Non-Roman Latin Rites
- Lyons Rite - of the Archdiocese of Lyons (France) and
surrounding area. St Jean Viannay, the Curé d'Ars, celebrated
according to this rite. Note certain similarities
with the Dominican
- Dominican Rite - the rite of the Order of Preachers. It is
used by the Fraternity of St. Vincent Ferrer
France), by the SSPX Dominicans at Avrillé near Angers, France, and by a few
Dominican priests in Rome and elsewhere. It is strikingly similar to Sarum and other diocesan uses, but is based on
13th century Roman usage.
- The Dominican Liturgy Blog - Fr. Augustine Thompson OP
- Ambrosian Rite
- the rite of the Archdiocese of Milan until its reform on Novus Ordo lines around 1970. It had been used in
much of the north of Italy and Switzerland, and a few parts of
southern France. It was found used in the English parish of Telford in
the 15th century. We are informed that
there are some textual errors in this page. Use www.google.com to find alternative
- Mozarabic Rite (Toledo, Spain) - the rite of the Cathedral of Toledo,
Spain, used once a year in a special chapel since being replaced by
the Roman Rite.
The Use of Sarum
Post-Reformation Anglican Liturgies