In light of the Motu Proprio, I’ve begun to start thinking of the possibility of the TLM at my home parish, which i absolutely love. I love our architechture, which is modern and beautiful (which i wish was done more often), our statues, our stained glass…
I think our Church would be a beautiful place to celebrate the TLM, but i know that, being built after Vatican II, it probably does not meet all of the physical requirements for celebrating one.
So my question is: What are the actual requirements for a Tridentine altar. What is the absolute bare minimum needed, what is the standard, and what are some unusally though legal extras?
I want to know if TLM could be said at our existing Novus Ordo-style altar, or what changes would need to be made to it to allow the celebration of a TLM.
Sorry if this has been answered already; i did a few searches, and read through relevant articles from the Catholic Encycolpedia, but to no avail.
heres a rather low-quality picture of our altar. Too bad you can’t see our beautiful stained glass (its night) or our huge crucifix suspended in mid-air. They really are amazing.
Oh, and its the Church of St. Francis of Assissi (a Franciscan parish) in the Diocese of Arlington (VA).