Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Traditional Latin Mass Answers

I finally have some answers to questions asked in my previous post. During my training for my class today, I asked my trainer. Before Vatican II, we used to have the same readings over and over every year. Unfortunately, this only gave us 52 Gospel readings. During Vatican II, it was decided that we would go to a Year A, B, and C cycle for Sundays and a Year 1, and 2 (I think that's right) for weekdays, so that we would get much more exposure to our very important Gospel. It seems like the original idea was to change to the Novus Ordus, and allow it to be said in the vernacular language, but that mostly they wanted to keep it in the Latin language. I'm not sure why that part didn't stick, but there you have it, things did change. There are no (at least not that I am aware of) attempts to change either so that we are all reading the same readings. And that's ok.

I still think that the Tridentine Mass was very beautiful, and I believe that we are going to try to make it once a month, while still attending our own parishes still lovely mass. The hard part for us is that because we don't know Latin all that well, ok not at all really, it is hard for us with a very loud 11 month old to really participate. I realize that will change eventually, but for now I think this is how we are going to do it. With practice, and help from this website, our Latin will improve and we will also know the responses better so we can actively participate in the Tridentine Mass.

Anyway, I hope this cleared up some things for those of you that were confused (namely me) and if you have anything to add, please comment.

God bless!

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