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I’ve been to plenty of Novus Ordo Masses in my short thirty years where it was obvious that many members of the congregation were no more fully spiritually participating in the liturgy than they might have been at a Traditional Latin Mass, even while they absent-mindedly drolled out the various responses in English or Spanish.
Here is a free video of a TLM which displays the great potential for the congregation to fully participate with their hearts, mouths, and bodies in the context of the traditional Roman Rite. Nobody can seriously watch this video and say the the congregation is qualitatively less involved than at a Mass of the modern Rite in the average American parish (i.e. excluding consideration of extraordinary ministers, which have become so unfortunately ordinary) – how enthusiastically and with what love do the lay congregants sing those parts of the Ordinary which are rooted in their hearts, and in a “dead” language no less!.
Tridentine Missa Cantata (Sung Latin Mass) for the Last Sunday after Pentecost
If you don’t speak French you may want to skip the homily, which is about 11 minutes long. Please share this video with friends and family and fellow Catholics who aren’t sure what the Traditional Latin Mass is all about! I hope one day soon that such a beautiful, traditional liturgy can be celebrated in my home parish and many, many parishes througout the world.
In the Hearts of Jesus and Mary.
IC XC NIKA