Preparations are underway for the first 1962 Latin Mass (also called the Tridentine Mass) to be celebrated in the diocese. The pamphlets have been ordered, the ladies are shaking out their veils and the priests are brushing up on their Latin.Very good news for the Arlington Diocese!
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Father Christopher Mould, pastor of St. Lawrence Parish, plans to have a practice session before the first Mass this Sunday at 12:30 p.m. He has been studying and practicing the old Mass as he prepares. “I’ve been reviewing my Latin and studying and practicing the rubrics,” he said. There are many different rituals involved in the Tridentine Mass.
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It has not been decided who will celebrate the first Mass. At St. Lawrence, both Father Mould and Father James Mercer, in residence, will be trained. Father Paul deLadurantaye, director of the Office of Sacred Liturgy, and Father Terry Specht are also able to celebrate the Tridentine Mass...
Thursday, April 27, 2006
Alexandria Church Prepares for First Latin Mass
Posted by Prodigal Son at 4/27/2006 12:48:00 PM