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Monday, August 20, 2007

Missale Romanum-1965-There Was NO Need for The Novus Ordo Mass

I remember this period of time, as a Transitional Period, The Mass was STILL The Mass, in that it was carried out in Vernacular, except for Offertory & Consecration, which continued to be celebrated in Latin. It was still Solemn & Beautiful & One still Knelt at The Communion Rail to receive the Most Holy Sacrament Of The Altar. There was still Gregorian Chant. Solemn High Masses still continued in Latin. The Last Gospel at the end of Mass, was discontinued. It followed the Tridentine Latin Mass Format. This, I believe, was the True Reform of The Liturgy, as envisioned by Vatican II. People still filled their Local Parishes on Sundays & Holy Days Of Obligation. There was an option to face the people, or face eastward by the Priest:

There was a Modification In Liturgical Year 1967, in that the Whole Of The Mass, could be celebrated in The Vernacular. There were still Solemn High Masses in Latin, but more Churches were going with The Priest Facing The Populi, which lost something for the Faithful;

In the United States, there was the Civil Rights Movement & the Use of the Guitar Strummed "Folk Masses" to attract young people, began to take shape. Please, it was really the precursor to "Novus Ordo Mass Music Mania", you know, the kind of Music that you sing around a campfire, @ a picnic or throw up to. More of The Faithful, felt uneasy. I felt more comfortable with The Mass of 1965;

There Was ABSOLUTELY NO NEED for the Novus Ordo Mass, which is so dry by comparison, what, with Mass-Produced Banal Hymns, a more of a Self Rather Than God Centred Attitude & Liturgical Abuses up the wazoo. I don't want my Mass, copied from a Protestant Service, or written by Protestant Ministers;

I want My Church back;

& The Motu Proprio of 7/7/07, is a Giant Step In The Right Direction;

I think that "The Real Springtime" of The Church, is here;

Pax Vobiscum;



Blogger paramedicgirl said...

Michael, I concur. We've been sunk in th the mire of forty years of a liturgical wasteland, but as the say, the times they are a changin". God bless Pope Benedict!

10:27 PM  
Blogger Michael Leggett said...

Absolutely! At least the '65 Mass, was totally Catholic in nature. The current Novus Ordo, I cannot say the same for.

10:42 PM  
Blogger Michael Leggett said...

According to a Lutheran Convert to The Church, he found the Novus Ordo to be nearly identical to a High Lutheran Liturgy. & the music isn't as good.

10:52 PM  
Blogger Michael Leggett said...

I liked & still do, just the Epistle, Gradual & Gospel. It's distinctly CATHOLIC. WHAT is Today's Novus Ordo Mass, is Broad Church Anglican & High Church Lutheran.

11:12 PM  

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