Sacred and Great: A Brief Introduction to the Traditional Latin Mass

Sacred and Great: A Brief Introduction to the Traditional Latin Mass

  • by Joseph Shaw

  • Product Code: sag
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  • $6.95

19 copies available (primarily for Canadian customers); additional books will be shipped out separately

For Catholics used to the newer form of the Mass or Novus Ordo, experiencing the older form raises a lot of questions. Why has the priest got his back to me? Why is everything in Latin? Why is there so much chant, and so much silence? How am I supposed to participate in this liturgy? How might this seemingly strange, archaic ritual be spiritually fruitful for me? This booklet has been written to answer these and similar questions, briefly, clearly, and without polemic.

  • How Do I Participate in the Traditional Mass?
  • What Does It Mean? Ceremonies and Prayers
  • Where Did It Come From? The Organic Development of the Liturgy
  • What Is It For? The Place of the Traditional Mass in the Church
  • The booklet ends with a helpful guide to readings and resources.

4 x 6

90 pages

Joseph Shaw

Dr Joseph Shaw has a Doctorate in Philosophy from Oxford University, where he also gained a first degree in Politics and Philosophy and a graduate Diploma in Theology. He is the editor of The Case for Liturgical Restoration: Una Voce Position Papers on the Extraordinary Form (Angelico Press), and the author of ‘The Liturgy, the Family, and the Crisis of Modernity’ (Os Justi). He is the Chairman of the Latin Mass Society of England and Wales and President of Una Voce International. He was a member of the Philosophy Faculty in Oxford University for 18 years and is now an independent scholar and freelance writer. He lives outside Oxford with his wife and nine children.

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