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sexta-feira, 27 de agosto de 2010

The Latin Tridentine Mass is truly the Mass of the ages. Its development is a series of links in an unbroken chain beginning with very first mass given by Christ 2,000 years ago when He commanded us to partake of His body and blood in His memory. Beginning with that fateful evening, on every single one of the over 700,000 days that has since passed, this has been done millions of times for billions of people just as He asked.


Introduction
The Latin Tridentine Mass is truly the Mass of the ages. Its development is a series of links in an unbroken chain beginning with very first mass given by Christ 2,000 years ago when He commanded us to partake of His body and blood in His memory.  Beginning with that fateful evening, on every single one of the over 700,000 days that has since passed, this has been done millions of times for billions of people just as He asked. On a spiritual level, the blessings from God to His children through the Mass are immeasurable. On a temporal level, the humanity altering results of the Mass cannot be denied nor overstated. Without its catalytic influence civilization of the world as we know it would not have been possible. It has seeded the conversion of countless souls to Christianity and has spawned literally every modern Christian service in existence. Its mystery and beauty has been the inspiration of  artists, leaders and saints great and small alike.
The Traditional Latin Mass of  today is the traditional Latin Mass of yesterday. It has remained mostly unchanged since the Council of Trent five centuries ago and is rich with history and culture. Certain elements are derived from Jewish customs dating back to before our Lord walked the earth. Other parts are the result of works of the Church fathers, saints and popes - such as Saint Gregory who instituted the Kyrie Eleison and the sacred chant during his papacy The vestments, (the clothing the priest wears) have changed little since they were developed - mostly during Roman empire. 
What has been described as "the most beautiful thing this side of heaven" continues as it always has. May God's great blessings be with you and yours always.

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