An edition to celebrate the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum issued by Pope Benedict XVI on Saturday 7th July 2007.
The text is set in Goudy font, size 8.5pt (English) and 6.8pt (Latin).
This 21st Century edition of the traditional Missal of the Tridentine Rite is published with an Imprimatur (a guarantee from the Church that the publication is free from moral or doctrinal errors). The Tridentine Rite remains an important and integral part of Catholic tradition both and historically and spiritually.
In 1988, His Holiness Pope John Paul II acknowledged the "lawfulness" and "richness" for the Church of "a diversity of charisms, traditions of spirituality and apostolate", which "constitute the beauty of unity in variety: of blended 'harmony' which the earthly Church rises up to Heaven under the impulse of the Holy Spirit." Apostolic Letter "Ecclesia Dei" of the Supreme Pontiff John Paul II Given Motu Proprio, 2 July 1988 (paragraph 5.a). Consequently His Holiness concluded: "To all those Catholic faithful who feel attached to some previous liturgical and disciplinary forms of the Latin tradition I wish to manifest my will to facilitate their ecclesial communion by means of the necessary measures to guarantee respect for their rightful aspirations. In this matter I ask for the support of the bishops and of all those engaged in the pastoral ministry in the Church." (paragraph 5.c) And he decreed: "Moreover, respect must everywhere be shown for the feelings of all those who are attached to the Latin liturgical tradition, by a wide and generous application of the directives already issued some time ago by the Apostolic See for the use of the Roman Missal according to the typical edition of 1962." (paragraph 6.c)
Features include: -Gold gilding -Thinner than the first edition, due to carefully selected paper. -2,224 pages printed in red/black. -Size approximately 3.75 x 6.3 inches -Full Latin and English text of the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum issued by Pope Benedict XVI on 7th July 2007. -115 engravings throughout carefully scanned, corrected where necessary and digitally remastered. -Foreword and Imprimatur from the Most Reverend Fabian W. Bruskewitz, STD, Bishop of Lincoln. -All the Masses of the Liturgical Year, in Latin with English translation, according to the Roman Calendar of 1962 - Temporal and Sanctoral Cycles and accompanying rites (Blessing of Ashes, Blessing of Palms, Chrism Mass, and the Blessing of Holy Oils, etc) -Ordinary of the Mass, in Latin with English translation -Complete Holy Week Liturgy of 1962 (including the Office of Tenebrae) -Sixteen Votive Masses for various occasions -Masses for the Dead (including infants), Complete Burial Service, Prayers for the Dead -Marriage Service and Nuptial Mass -Kyriale, in traditional Gregorian chant notation, including:Tones for the most common Ordinaries: I (Lux et Origo), IV (Cunctipotens Genitor Deus), VIII (De Angelis), IX (Cum Jubilo), XI (Orbis Factor), XXVII (Sundays of Advent & Lent), XVIII (Deus Genitor Alme) -Hymns and chants for Exposition and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament