Traditional Latin Mass

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Registered: 05-26-2005
Traditional Latin Mass
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Wed, 07-01-2009 - 9:37am

I just switched on EWTN expecting to find the replay of Father Mitch Pacwa's Threshold of Hope from last night and instead there's a broadcast of the traditional Latin Mass in the Hanceville. Let me first of all say that I grew up in the day of the Latin Mass, but it's nothing I get nostalgic over. There is no participation by the congregation, the priest has his back to the congregation the entire time and the prayers he says are not audible to the congregation. This particular Mass I'm watching is probably "fancier" than most.....being celebrated by the Bishop and has three other priests celebrating with him and numerous other adult altar servers that I know are trying to act reverent, but in doing so they move so slowly and precisely (very synchronized) they almost look like slow moving robots.


Ruth V

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Registered: 08-17-2005
Wed, 07-01-2009 - 10:42pm

I've never been to a Latin Mass.


I've always wondered though....Do they do the readings/gospel/homily in Latin?

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Registered: 05-26-2005
Thu, 07-02-2009 - 11:27am

I'm pretty sure they must do the readings and certainly the homily in English (or whatever language wherever they are). By the time I found that Mass on EWTN they were past that part of the Mass. When I was growing up (with the Latin Mass) I'm sure the homily must have been (for us) in French - it was a Franco American parish. I can't really remember about the readings at that time though. Certainly they wouldn't have been in Latin (??).


Ruth

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Registered: 07-26-1997
Sat, 07-04-2009 - 1:14pm
I was to latin mass a couple times.