Unlike in the Novus Ordo, the celebrant in the Extraordinary Form prays most of the Our Father (or “Pater Noster”) by himself. The congregation and other ministers join only the last line: “sed libera nos a malo.”* The Our Father follows the conclusion of the Canon, which is said silently. The priest announces the end of … More The Our Father
One notable difference between the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms of the Mass is apparent at the very outset of the liturgy: instead of processing directly to the altar and from there to the sedilia, the priest and ministers halt at the entrance to the sanctuary and say the prayers at the foot of altar, consisting … More The Prayers at the Foot of the Altar
While a good hand missal can be a companion at Mass for decades and provides a wealth of material, not everyone may be ready to make the investment required to obtain one. To get just the ordinary of the Mass in hard copy without resorting to printing a website, there are always the simply paperback … More Mass Booklets
With the Extraordinary Form being celebrated every week, the Church of the Assumption will need more E.F.-trained altar boys. One resource that comes well recommended for this task is How to Serve: In Simple, Solemn and Pontifical Functions. Originally written in 1934 and covering both the various server roles and those of deacon and sub-deacon, … More How to Serve
Corpus Christi Watershed has a page linking additional videos on the Extraordinary Form. The twenty-part are the FSSP training videos previously posted, but in smaller bits. There is also a full Solemn Mass video narrated by Ven. Fulton Sheen (the video quality is, sadly, not great) and some links to additional instructional videos with Cardinal … More More E.F. Training Videos
The FSSP produced these videos to help train priests to say the traditional Mass. Unlike the videos of the full Mass, these are accompanied by commentary.
A hand missal is a handy tool for learning and following the Mass. But the pages don’t flip themselves. In order to use a missal, one has to know the parts of the book. Anatomy of a Hand Missal The first major division in a hand missal is between Mass parts and other devotions. Many … More How to Use a Hand Missal