Question about different form of the Mass


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After having gone to the Latin Mass quite a few times, I was wondering, why does the OF have a high and low Mass like the EF does?
Are there ruberics for a high mass in the OF, but we just never experience it?


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[quote="NorthTexan88, post:1, topic:335705"]
After having gone to the Latin Mass quite a few times, I was wondering, why does the OF have a high and low Mass like the EF does?
Are there ruberics for a high mass in the OF, but we just never experience it?

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The strict distinction of High Mass vs. Low Mass no longer exists in the Ordinary Form. Instead, the OF applies a principle of progressive solemnity. In brief, this principle states that higher celebrations have more solemnity, so for example, one could have a Mass with little or no singing on weekdays, to a Mass that may have some singing and some sung parts on a Feast and perhaps a non-principal Sunday Mass, to all out full-sung, six-candle, incense, and chanted readings during a Solemnity or principal Sunday Mass.


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