Coming soon: “The Order of Mass For Use by the Ordinariates Established under the Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum coetibus,” approved by the Holy See, will make its debut on October 10. It incorporates language from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer of the Church of England into the Roman Rite.

Here are some samples of the style: the Gloria and the Credo.

After the Prayers of the People and the Penitential Rite there are the “Comfortable Words” (I’ve always liked that title, but I’m pretty sure they don’t mean that the sacred liturgy should be more “comfortable”!): The Comfortable Words

This is interesting: Form I of the Offertory. (The revised Roman Rite doesn’t refer to this part of the liturgy as the “offertory,” but does refer to the musical piece as the “offertory chant.”)  Compare this Form I to the Tridentine Mass: The Offertory (Form I). Form II of the Offertory is the 1969 Mass of Paul VI preparation prayers, but in retro language. I’m sure there’s a real beauty and dignity to this text, but I admit I’d find it difficult to say this with a straight face! – The Offertory (Form II)

Here is the beginning of Eucharistic Prayer. And here is a taste of Roman Canon in antique language. The Memorial Acclamation is 1969 Paul VI but in old language: The Mystery of Faith.

And then it gets interesting. Appendix 1 gives an alternative Eucharistic Prayer, which is our EP2 retrofitted. And Appendix 2 gives you the old “Prayers at the Foot of the Altar” in English: Prayers of Preparation. And you can do the old Last Gospel too, from Appendix 7: The Last Gospel.


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