Why is the Traditional
Latin Mass sometimes called 'Tridentine'? Was the rite of Mass established after
the Council of Trent a new form of the Mass?
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Traditional Latin Mass is sometimes called the 'Tridentine' Mass, since its
codification is tied to the Council of Trent. However, the Tridentine rite which
was established after the Council of Trent was NOT a new form of the Mass. In
contrast to the
Novus Ordo (New Order) Mass of the 1960's, the 'Tridentine' Mass was not
fabricated by men. Rather, most of its central elements are said to trace back –
nearly without change – to apostolic times. Therefore, although it is convenient
to refer to the Traditional Latin Mass as the "Tridentine" Mass, it can be
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, try
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