Luther: Formula Missae: Order Of Mass And Communion For The Church At Wittenberg (1523)

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

Luther's Formula Missae, written after his break with Rome, did not suggest a wholescale reform of the Catholic mass. Rather, Luther cautiously suggested ways of adapting the Mass for use in local congregations and also proposed ways to make it more relevant to the common people.


Martin Luther (14831546) came reluctantly to liturgical change. In the midst of growing enthusiasm for reformation, he was afraid that any liturgical dictum from his hand would be quickly snatched up,...


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