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Order of Mass in Latin and English

Order of Mass in Latin and English

This is the beginning of the Order of Mass (the standard form of Catholic church service, also called the Ordinary of the Mass) in both Latin and English. Latin was the international language of Catholic ritual for centuries. The English version is from the 1970s. The Second Vatican Council (1962–65) allowed the Latin Mass to be replaced with services in vernacular (commonly used) languages.

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Society of Mary Archives
Reference: Missale Romanum 1952; Small altar missal

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Rory Sweetman, 'Catholic Church - Fitting into New Zealand society', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/document/29303/order-of-mass-in-latin-and-english (accessed 26 May 2019)

Story by Rory Sweetman, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 17 Jul 2018