The Roman Catholic Mass (1570) Part Ii

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

Although the Roman Mass, standardized by directives of the Council of Trent (1570), is technically a post-Reformation document, it is not an innovation but rather the summation of the medieval development of western Catholic worship. Consequently the mass below is presented as part of the pre-Reformation liturgies as an example of ancient Catholic worship.


The second part of the Mass, called the Offertory, reflected the eucharistic theology so prevalent since the Middle Ages....


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