Monday, May 12


Bishop Elliot Launches New Tridentine Mass Booklet from Ignatius Press

Via our talented friend at S. Bede's Studio:
Responding to the Pope’s initiative in Summorum Pontificum, the Ignatius Press has now released an Order of Mass for the Extraordinary form of the Roman Rite, prepared by Michael Sternbeck of the Saint Bede Studio. The Mass-book may be purchased online here. This is a completely new edition, not a reprint of previous books, published under the Imprimatur of the Archbishop of Melbourne, Australia, the Most Rev’d Denis Hart.

The new Mass-book will be made available to World Youth Day Pilgrims for use at Juventutem Liturgies in the Extraordinary Form in Melbourne and Sydney.

Well-known liturgist and auxiliary bishop of Melbourne, the Most Rev’d Peter J. Elliott, recently launched the Order of Mass book at a ceremony in Melbourne.

The ceremony was preceded by a Solemn Mass celebrated in the bishop’s presence in the church of S. Aloysius, Caulfield (Archdiocese of Melbourne). The Old Mass community of Saint Aloysius graciously made available their facilities for the launch ceremony. The bishop was welcomed on the occasion by Father Glen Tattersall, chaplain to the Old Mass community in Melbourne. Following the bishop’s speech, Michael Sternbeck made a brief reply explaining his philosophies and aspirations in preparing the Mass-book. (More.)
I have seen a few previews of the Mass book and it is handsomely designed and well-laid-out, with some wonderful vintage illustrations that nonetheless have a distinctly fresh, modern feel. I sincerely hope this high-quality worship aid will replace the mess of photocopies, cheaply-bound pamphlets (and sometimes nothing at all) that usually turn up in the pews at Tridentine Masses as an avenue toward true full and active participation, interior and exterior, in this beautiful and ancient liturgy.

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