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Another great Traditional / Tridentine Latin Mass video that used to be available on the Net only as a whopping 700 MB file is now available on Google Video, in the convenient streaming Flash format.
It’s such a beautiful thing to behold: a gorgeous church building, the congregation singing many parts of the ordinary with great enthusiasm, an army of altar boys, a priest who appears to be deeply in love with Christ and the traditional rites of the Church, giant candles, inspiring statues and crucifixes and other pieces of devotional and liturgical art, and more … Yes, it’s an SSPX parish, but hopefully you can watch with it with the same appreciation and hope for unity with which many of us watched the Orthodox Divine Liturgy which Pope Benedict XVI attended a couple of days ago.
Here is the description of the video which is displayed to the right of video-display widget; it’s quite helpful:
Missa Cantata, or sung Low Mass, offered on the Last Sunday after Pentecost at the Roman Catholic (SSPX) parish of St. Nicholas in Paris, France.
This is the Eucharistic liturgy of the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church celebrated according to the 1962 Roman Missal (Missale Romanum), also commonly referred to as the Tridentine Rite, or old Latin Mass, or Traditional Latin Mass (TLM).
A “missa cantata” is an approved form of celebration of the Traditional Roman Rite of Mass which serves as a compromise between a Low Mass (which involves no music or incense, by definition) and a Solemn High Mass (which has strict instructions and requirements for celebration that cannot be met in many parishes). For more information, please read this fine article in the 1913 Catholic Encyclopedia: www.newadvent.org/cathen/09790b.htm
The texts of the Latin prayers, and English translations of the same, which are common to every Traditional Latin Mass may be found here: www.sacred-texts.com/chr/lmass/ord.htm
The texts and English translations of the prayers which are proper to any particular TLM can be found here: www.sspx.co.uk/propers.php
Those prayers and English translations which are proper to this Mass, for the Last Sunday after Pentecost, can be found here: www.sspx.co.uk/propers.php?id=99
Note that an alcolyte reads the Epistle to the congregation in the local language, French, while the priest quietly reads it in Latin at the altar. After the priest chants the Gospel in Latin, the same alcolyte then reads it to the congregation in French. Then follows the priest’s homily, which is spoken in French; it’s about 13 minutes long – if you don’t speak French you may wish to skip past it, although there is some beautiful footage of the parish’s art and architecture which is displayed during that time.
I hope you enjoy it!
In the Hearts of Jesus and Mary.
IC XC NIKA