Latin Mass

The term Latin Mass refers to the liturgy of the Roman Catholic Mass celebrated in Latin.

The term is frequently used to denote the Tridentine Mass: that is, the Roman-Rite liturgy of the Mass celebrated in accordance with the successive editions of the Roman Missal published between 1570 and 1962. In most countries, this form of Mass was celebrated only in Latin, though other languages were used in a few places. In the mid-1960s, permissions were granted to celebrate most of the Tridentine Mass in vernacular languages, including the Canon from 1967 onwards.

Neither the Second Vatican Council nor the subsequent revision of the Roman Missal abolished Latin as the liturgical language of the Roman Rite: the official text of the Roman Missal, on which translations into vernacular languages are to be based, continues to be in Latin, and Latin can still be used in the celebration. The term "Latin Mass" is sometimes applied to such celebrations, which in some places are part of the normal Sunday schedule.

The Roman Rite is not the only form of liturgy celebrated in Latin. Other Latin liturgical rites used the language, and in some cases continue to do so. These include the Ambrosian Rite and the Mozarabic Rite. Some priests and communities continue to use non-Roman-Rite liturgies that have been generally abandoned, such as the Carmelite Rite and the Dominican Rite, celebrating them in Latin. Where these other Latin liturgical rites are in use, their celebration in the Latin language is sometimes referred to as "Latin Mass".

A Traditionalist Catholic periodical in the United States is entitled The Latin Mass, the Journal of Catholic Culture & Tradition.

Various editions of the Anglican Book of Common Prayer have been translated into Latin: for example, for use in the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge (Liber Precum Publicarum of Walther Haddon, 1560). The Church of the Advent of Christ the King, an Anglo-Catholic parish in San Francisco, regularly celebrates Mass according to the 1979 Prayer Book of its province, the Episcopal Church, in Latin.

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Latin Liturgy
... A Latin liturgy is a ceremony or ritual conducted in the Latin language ... Generally, the term 'Latin liturgy' is used in conjunction with the Christian religion, and especially in association with a Catholic Mass, which may conducted in Latin or another language ... If the Mass was conducted in Latin, it would be referred to as a Latin Mass ...
Our Lady Of The Assumption (Windsor, Ontario)
... Church added to its schedule the celebration of the Tridentine Latin Mass on Sundays at 200 PM ... Assumption's Latin Mass Community hosts regular special events, and the Latin Mass Choir is regularly called upon to sing at special Latin Masses throughout the region ...
Good Friday Prayer For The Jews - Debate After The Summorum Pontificum Motu Proprio - American Jewish Committee
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