Saturday 5 July 2014

Latin Mass Text: comparing the Novus Ordo with the Traditional Latin Mass text

The call by some Lutherans to restore Latin to the Lutheran liturgy reminded us of the request we often encounter: what exactly is the text of the Novus Ordo in Latin when compared to the Traditional Latin Mass.

To that end, we suggest a visit here for a comparison between the texts of the Novus Ordo and the Traditional Latin Mass.

This comparison reminds us that the production of the Novus Ordo was not a mere translation of the old Mass into the vernacular. The text was a re-writing of the Mass.

You will note the Novus Ordo translation is the ICEL version.