Tag: Tridentine Mass

Just what is the Mass anyway?

Tridentine Mass celebrated on Palm Sunday in the chapel of Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston. Photo by John Stephen Dwyer

For those who find the Mass somewhat strange, and wonder where on earth we got it from, the answer is short – it’s based on Jewish liturgies, importantly the Passover seder.

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The Latin Mass in Africa – contacts

Consecration - Elevation at Holy Mass

I went to Mass here in Umtata tonight. This time they said the creed. Communion was via the “take and dip” method, with no extraordinary minister of the Eucharist assisting – the chalice was on the altar, the priest down below. Interestingly, half the congregation didn’t self-communicate. And at least they said the creed this time.

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Just what is the Mass anyway?

Tridentine Mass celebrated on Palm Sunday in the chapel of Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston. Photo by John Stephen Dwyer

For those who find the Mass somewhat strange, and wonder where on earth we got it from, the answer is short – it’s based on Jewish liturgies, importantly the Passover seder.

Continue reading