The most complete edition available
The text of this edition is based upon the Daily Missal and Liturgical Manual (16th edition) published by Laverty & Sons, Leeds, in 1960 and has been fully revised and updated.
Its features include:
2,216 pages printed in red/black.
Size approximately 3.75″ x 6.3″
115 engravings throughout carefully scanned, corrected where necessary and digitally remastered (see sample).
Foreword and Imprimatur from the Most Reverend Fabian W. Bruskewitz, STD, Bishop of Lincoln.
All the Masses of the Liturgical Year, in Latin with English translation, according to the Roman Calendar of 1962 – Temporal and Sanctoral Cycles and accompanying rites (Blessing of Ashes, Blessing of Palms, Chrism Mass, and the Blessing of Holy Oils, etc)
Ordinary of the Mass, in Latin with English translation
Table of Moveable Feasts up to AD 2066
Complete Holy Week Liturgy of 1962 (including the Office of Tenebrae)
Common Masses of the Saints and the Blessed Virgin
Supplement of special Masses for the Dioceses of the USA
Supplement of special Masses for the Dioceses of England and Wales
Supplement of special Masses for the Dioceses of Scotland
Feasts celebrated in particular places and in certain religious congregations
Votive Masses for the days of the week
Sixteen Votive Masses for various occasions
Masses for the Dead (including infants), Complete Burial Service, Prayers for the Dead
Marriage Service and Nuptial Mass
The Churching of Women
Kyriale, in traditional Gregorian chant notation, including:
Tones for the most common Ordinaries: I (Lux et Origo), IV (Cunctipotens Genitor Deus), VIII (De Angelis), IX (Cum Jubilo), XI (Orbis Factor), XXVII (Sundays of Advent & Lent), XVIII (Deus Genitor Alme)
Tones for the Asperges and the Vidi Aquam
Tones for the Credo: I, II, III and IV
Vespers for Sundays and Feasts
Compline for Sundays
Hymns and chants for Exposition and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament
Anthems to the Blessed Virgin Mary
Litany of the Saints
Various Devotions and Prayers including favourite Litanies, the Way of the Cross, prayers of the Rosary and others
Morning and Evening Prayers
Devotions for Confession
Devotions for Holy Communion
Te Deum Laudamus
The Itinerary or Office before a Journey
An explanation of “The Liturgy or Public Worship of the Catholic and Roman Church”
An Abridgement of Christian Doctrine
The Roman Missal of 1570 was promulgated by Pope St Pius V in execution of the decree of the Council of Trent. It was, Pope Paul VI reminds us, “one of the many admirable results that the Council achieved for the benefit of the entire Church of Christ.”
Far from being a new rite of Mass, it was, as regards the Ordinary, Canon, Proper of the time and much else a replica of the Roman Missal of 1474, which in its turn repeated in all essentials the practice of the Roman Church of the epoch of Innocent III, which itself derived from the usage of Gregory the Great and his successors in the seventh century. In short, the Missal of 1570 was, in all essentials, the usage of the mainstream of medieval European liturgy.
This codification of the rite of Mass ensured that Latin-rite priests would be able to celebrate the Mass “according to the custom and rite of the holy Fathers”, and protected the Mass against any temptation to change its prayers and ceremonies in the direction of Protestantism.
The prayers and ceremonies of this Missal are expressive of the traditional Catholic doctrines of the sacrifice of the Mass and the Real Presence of Our Lord in the Sacred Host, doctrines which the Council of Trent was at pains to articulate and emphasise, and which are under renewed attack in our day.
Legions of Catholic missionaries spread this Missal across the entire world, while innumerable holy men and women nurtured their spiritual lives on its ceremonies, its readings from Scripture and its prayer texts. In large part these prayer texts owe their arrangement to Pope St Gregory the Great – a holy legacy and tradition that forms our common Catholic patrimony, and a “witness to an unchanged Faith.” A Faith, moreover, “which is an entire tradition originating in Christ.”
Flexible cover (Burgundy Leather), 2216 pages, 4″ x 6″