Has anyone ever seen a Novus Ordo in Latin, ad orientum?

I prefer the Novus Ordo Lectionary and the freedom the Novus Ordo rubrics gives the priest to “add” a Ave Maria where he deems it appropriate, and some other “innovations”, but I prefer all the prayers be in Latin (and Greek for the Kyrie), and the Liturgy of the Eucharist to be ad orientum - which are all absolutely allowed in the Novus Ordo.

However, I’ve never seen or even heard of a second hand account of the Novus Ordo Liturgy being in Latin and celebrated ad orientum. Has anyone ever seen it or even heard about it from a 2nd hand source?

I don’t think there’s every been one *entirely *in Latin - as that would be contrary to the form of the Novus Ordo - but I have participated in a Mass celebrated with Latin used in various parts and with the Bishop facing ad orientum. It was at Mother Angelica’s Shrine in Irondale, AL and it was an absolutely powerful Mass. The icing on the cake were the cloistered nuns chanting throughout. It was remarkable.

Havent seen one personally, but St. Agnes Parish in St. Paul MN. celebrates the Novus Ordo in such a fashion, as does St. John Cantius in Chicago, the Oratorians in Toronto Canada, and Opus Dei.

My Wedding :slight_smile:

My brother-in-law is a Priest and he celebrated our wedding Mass ad orientum (it was a little tight in front of the Altar :slight_smile: ) entirely in Latin (with the exception of the Readings, and Gospel and the vows of course).

Actually, the NO entirely in Latin is the normative form. The readings are in the vernacular, just as in the TLM the Priest repeats the reading in the vernacular, or now with the MP, he can do the readings exclusively in the vernacular.

God Bless

There was a thread in the Liturgy forum where people posted on this.

Anyway, yes, we’ve been going to Fr. Fessio’s Latin Novus Ordo Mass at Ave Maria for the past few years. “The Mass of Vatican II” as he calls it. Chant and polyphony, altar rail, incense, the whole thing.

And the people sing the roof off, by the way.

…I take it no clowns are involved…

Check out Dianne’s blog.
Solid Catholic Photos of the Latin Novus Ordo at Assumption Grotto Parish in Detroit, Michigan along with Solid Catholic Sermons, Resources, and Commentary

According to the subtitle:

Solid Catholic Photos of the Latin Novus Ordo at Assumption Grotto Parish in Detroit, Michigan

Where’s the pictures? I can’t find a link on her website…

I have :slight_smile: . It really is no less beautiful in appearance than the TLM. :thumbsup:

Nevermind, I found them.

I’ve been there quite a few times. :thumbsup:

The one I have been to is the noon Mass here:


I’ve also seen an English, ad orienatam, non-sung NO Mass there.

(I don’t even think they have anything but an old high altar).

Notice also their awesome “St. Monica’s Institue for Patristic studies” and the “St. Gregory Institute for Sacred Music.” :slight_smile:


(I put up the new and better website)

The 11 AM Community Mass at St. Benedict’s abbey in Still River Mass. is a sung NO Mass done entirely in Latin except for the readings, with incense and Gregorian Chant.

I went there for Good Friday one year and the entire Passion was sung in Latin :slight_smile:


I’ve been to NO Masses celebrated entirely in Latin; they were, however, ad populum.

LOL!!! :stuck_out_tongue:

The Novus Ordo can certainly have readings said or sung in Latin. The *Lectionarium *exists for precisely this purpose.

The Motu Proprio allows the preist at a TLM to do the readings exclusively in the vernacular?

Yes. Fr. Fessio does this quite often. His retreat house is set up for this.

Also, my church has the Novus Ordo in Latin but not ad orientum.

Check the sidebar a little ways down for the heading,** “Photo Post Collections”** at my blog (click my sig).

Here are a few of my favorite collections:

First, let me say that with blogging, the link takes you to the FINAL post of each collection. Blogs are not quite as convenient as websites with regards to sequencing. Where there are more of the same event, you can click on the links at the bottom of the final post. Hence, scroll down and click away.

Assumption Day at Assumption Grotto (from 2006) This links 23 total photo posts from one day - our biggest, grandest day of prayer and devotion at Assumption Grotto. This August 15, 2007 will be celebrated with our 175th jubilee in mind.

!ad orientem

Memorial Day 2007 - Black Vestments

Archbishop Burke at Assumption Grotto - celebrating the N.O. ad orientem! Multiple posts to click through of Archbishop’s visit. He comes at least once yearly to honor the late, great Fr. John A. Hardon, SJ who spent his final years at Assumption Grotto.

Corpus Christi 2006 at Assumption Grottto

And, Easter Season 2006 at Assumption Grotto - some of the most stunning photos (collected thru multiple posts of our liturgical events).


I went to the 1100 AM Mass at the Brompton Oratory in London. It was a Solemn High Latin Novus Ordo done ad orientam. It was so moving and the Gregorian chant was heavenly. The church was full and the people sang out the Latin responses with great enthusiasm.

Would love to experience one. Id anyone knows of one in the Pittsburgh or Greensburg Diocese please e-mail me or post the parish.

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