Seven times during Low Mass
**Beginning of Mass until the canon **
After ascending the steps after Ps42, during the *Oramus te *
After the Gloria, or after the Kyrie in Masses without a Gloria
After the Credo, or after the *Per Evangelica dicta *in Masses without the Creed
After the *Suscipe, sancta Trinitas *
**Now into the Canon **
During the *Te igitur *
During the *Supplices te rogamus *after the Consecration
During Solemn Mass, once before the Pax is given
After the * Placeat tibi * before giving the blessing.
Sorry if I’ve left any out, it’s after midnight here!
How many times are the bells rung?
Three times at the Sanctus
Once at the * Hanc Igitur *
Three times at the genuflections and elevation of the Host
Three times at the genuflections and elevation of the chalice
Once at each *Domine, non sum dignus *making three in all
Which is the Epistle side of the altar and which is the Gospel side?
Right and left sides, facing the altar respectively
How many distinct type of Tridentine Masses are there and what are they called?
In regular parish life, normally three -
High or Solemn Mass (Celebrant, deacon and subdeacon),
*Missa Cantata *(Celebrant alone, music and parts sung, in Australia incense allowed by indult} This also answers this question;
- The United States has an indult stating that the use of what is permitted in a *Missa Cantata? *(without the indult it would only be allowed in a *Missa Solemnis) *
I’m not talking about Pontifical or Conventual Masses here…
How many Mass Cards are placed on the altar.
Three, Last Gospel on the left, main one in the centre and Lavabo prayers on the right
What is an ablution cup?
Sits by the Tabernacle, used to wash fingers.
What is meant by Leontine prayers and when are they said?
Prayers introduced by Pope Leo XIII, prayed after Low Mass as the priest and servers kneel at the foot of the altar. Consisted of three Hail Marys, a Hail Holy Queen and collect, prayer to St Michael and three invocations to the Sacred Heart.
What is the last Gospel and when is it read?
At the end of Mass, after the blessing. Omitted at the Christmas Day, Mass of the Day, when that particular Gospel is the Gospel of the Mass. My brain is too fuzzy at 1am to remember other times when it is omitted…
God bless you,