Old Roman Catholic Church Latin Rite
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Protecting Our Sacred Heritage

Whatever Happened to the Traditional Latin Roman Catholic Rite?


Did you know ..... ? THE TRADITIONAL LATIN MASS has for centuries been celebrated in this way throughout the world the Old Roman Catholic Church Latin Rite continues to fulfull the mandate of Pope Pius V and Pope Pius X and the Council of Trent

Do you wish to claim your own heritage?

THE TRADITIONAL OLD ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH LATIN-RITE IS AT THE HEART OF THE POSITIVE MESSAGE OF MEETING THE NEED FOR THE CELEBRATION OF THE HOLY MASS IN LATIN.

THE HOLY MASS CELEBRATING IN LATIN HAS BEEN THE FOUNDATION OF ROMAN CATHOLICISM FOR OVER A SIXTEEN HUNDRED YEARS.

What is it about ?
PRESERVATION of the ancient Roman rite of Mass in the form in which it has been celebrated for centuries throughout the world.


RESPECT for the Church's sacred traditions as a vital link with the traditional Faith regarding the nature of the Mass, and as a secure anchor and guarantee that we do not drift away from that Faith.
NO COMPROMISE with the spirit of the world or adaptation of the Mass to the lifestyle of our desacralised age. RESTORATION of a sacred atmosphere where God comes first and in which we give Him the worship that is due to Him. APPRECIATION of the Church's treasury of sacred music especially Gregorian Chant and Sacred Polyphony.


  • PROMOTION of the use of Latin, the Church's own language, in her worship, teaching and administration
THE NEED FOR REVERENCE

"Holy things must be treated in a holy way"   

(The Council of Trent)


Do you yearn for

beauty, dignity, silence, reverence in the Mass?

a chance to participate in the Holy Sacrifice in the way of our ancestors in the Faith?

a sense of awe and mystery in worship?

ample room for recollection and private prayer?


A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE

The traditional Latin Mass is now the only form of Mass available to us in which all these qualities abound, and where every word spoken, every gesture performed by the priest as he offers the Divine Victim to the Heavenly Father is perfectly attuned to this supreme act of worship.

PASTORAL ADVANTAGES

According to Christian Tradition, reverence is fundamental to worship as it increases a sense of the sacred and allows us to 'see' the eternal and the supernatural. Cardinal Newman said that anyone who does not fear and revere has not known the reality of God.

It is also true that reverence for the traditional form of worship and fear of abandoning it are fundamental to the continuity of the Faith. "Lex orandi, lex credendi" (As we pray, so we come to believe) sums up the Church's centuries-old wisdom.


EVANGELISATION

This is the tried and tested method which has inspired countless saints and martyrs, fostered devotion to the Mass among successive generations of the faithful, increased vocations to the priesthood and religious life, and attracted converts in unrivalled numbers.