Is the traditional
liturgical calendar still used?
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Yes, the traditional
calendar is still used in dioceses and parishes that celebrate the
Traditional Latin ('Tridentine') Mass. In parishes that celebrate both the
'Tridentine' Mass and the
Novus Ordo (New Order) Mass, both the traditional and new calendar are used
for the respective Masses.
Note that the Novus
Ordo calendar, unfortunately, dropped many feast days (or they were given a
lesser status). Many of these dropped feasts traced back hundreds of years or
more and include especially popular, beloved saints.
Did you know?
It is still possible – thanks be to God! – to lawfully attend the Traditional
Latin Mass. The Traditional Latin ('Tridentine') Mass differs from the 1960's
Novus Ordo Mass in many & significant ways (try
here for more information). To locate a Traditional Latin Mass in your area,
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