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Old Jun 7, '12, 6:22 pm
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Are pre 1962 Missals able to be used for EF and Latin Low Mass today? I was looking at some St. Joseph Missals from 1961and they mention they it has the Confraternity English version? I'm looking to get a Missal from before VII and was wondering if they can actually be used with the 1962 Mass of Blessed John XXIII today. Are there any differences I should be aware of? Thanks!
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Are pre 1962 Missals able to be used for EF and Latin Low Mass today? I was looking at some St. Joseph Missals from 1961and they mention they it has the Confraternity English version? I'm looking to get a Missal from before VII and was wondering if they can actually be used with the 1962 Mass of Blessed John XXIII today. Are there any differences I should be aware of? Thanks!
Yes they may be used.

In fact, missals from the 18th and 19th centuries may easily be used for 21st century EF masses, as the changes over the years have been relatively minor with a few important exceptions.

The biggest exception is that if you wish to be able to follow the holy week liturgies word for word, your hand missal should be a post-1955 version.
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Old Jun 7, '12, 7:22 pm
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The name of St. Joseph is included in the Canon of 1962. Also there were a few saints and votives added in the calendar since 1570.
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Old Jun 7, '12, 8:51 pm
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Are pre 1962 Missals able to be used for EF and Latin Low Mass today? I was looking at some St. Joseph Missals from 1961and they mention they it has the Confraternity English version? I'm looking to get a Missal from before VII and was wondering if they can actually be used with the 1962 Mass of Blessed John XXIII today. Are there any differences I should be aware of? Thanks!
Yes, with the aforementioned provisios for Holy Week, St. Joseph and the new Masses inserted until 1962. Also, if the missal is older (pre 1952/3) it cannot be used for a few daily Masses of saints (sainted Popes), and if the priest decides to use certain votive Masses (the latter case being far rarer than the former) or for the very few Masses that were changed (such as the Assumption). In other words- the closer it is to 1962, the better. But certainly for Sundays and most Holy Days, you can safely use one.

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Yes they may be used.

In fact, missals from the 18th and 19th centuries may easily be used for 21st century EF masses, as the changes over the years have been relatively minor with a few important exceptions.
I would hesitate in recommending a VERY old missal if one intends to attend a daily Mass simply because, aside from the issue of newly canonized saints, there were a number of changes in texts, not just rubrics, both in 1905 and 1919/1920 - certainly not on a very huge scale, as you point out, but IMHO enough to be irritating and confusing to someone attempting to follow along. To give an example, the Secret for the Mass of the Blessed Virgin, both in the Common and certain feasts was changed in 1919. Given the high likelihood of encountering that Mass-text, it can be annoying.
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Old Jun 7, '12, 9:35 pm
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The name of St. Joseph is included in the Canon of 1962. Also there were a few saints and votives added in the calendar since 1570.
I penciled it into my 1954 missal. It works just fine 40+ Sundays out of the year.
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That said, I recommend a 1962 missal for Holy Week. I picked on up very cheaply on ebay and I'm glad I did. The traditional Triduum was AWESOME.
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And everyone saw the NEW Missals from Angelus Press and Baronius Press, not?

And heard of the new EF MIssal from CCWatershed?
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