Let me state that I love the Tridentine Mass. I love the reverence and the beauty of the liturgy and the rubrics.
However there is something that I don’t understand.
Near the end of the Mass the Priest (or if there is a Deacon) says, Ite, missa est. Now in my Missal that translates into Go, the Mass is ended.
Is that an accurate translation? Because if it is, it makes no sense. The Priest would seem to be telling us that we can leave. But the final blessing and the Last Gospel, which is part of the Mass hasn’t been done yet and we should be there for that.
Granted, I have never seen a person leave the Church after the Priest says that but it just doesn’t make much sense to me.