The Latin Mass Explained

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In this technically precise yet easy-to-read book, Msgr. George J. Moorman goes through the Latin Mass and explains its actions and words prayer by prayer. Whether you are a first-timer or a seasoned veteran in attending the Latin Mass, Msgr. Moorman’s thorough explanations of the parts of the Mass make this book an extremely beneficial resource for anyone attending the Latin Mass to garner more fruit from it!

To give you a greater appreciation and respect for the Latin Mass, this book will answer all your burning questions about its unique and traditional features. Some of the topics covered are:

  • The relationship of the sacrifice of the Mass to the sacrifice of the Cross 
  • What is necessary for the celebration of the Mass
  • Why Latin is used
  • The importance of ceremony 
  • The preparatory part of the Mass 
  • The importance of silence in the Mass
  • The three principal parts of the Mass
  • What is to be done after Mass 

Msgr. Moorman’s beautiful explanation of the Latin Mass is inspired by and connected to Pope Benedict XVI’s motu proprio Summorum Pontificum and demonstrates how it ties in beautifully as a visible demonstration of the Church’s dogmas, theology, and traditions. 

Msgr. George J. Moorman
Foreword by:
Msgr. R. Michael Shmitz
TAN Books
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3 Reviews

  • 5
    Excellent and very informative. Thanks

    Posted by Mike M. on Sep 4th 2022

    Excellent and very informative. Thanks

  • 5
    Very Helpful

    Posted by Mary E. on Mar 24th 2022

    I actually did not order the book for myself. I grew up with the Latin Mass and attended until the changes in the Mass early 60;s but again started attending the Latin Mass in the mid 70;s. I now attend a Diocesan Latin Mass and many who attend are not familiar with what is happening. I saw this book for $5 in April and several ordered it and have found it very helpful. If it would be on sale for $5 again, I know some others that would like a copy.

  • 5
    The Latin Mass Explained

    Posted by Anthony D. on Mar 19th 2022

    I loved this book. I'vealways preferred the Traditional Latin Mass. It was the Mass I grew up with, the Mass I served as an altar boy. The Mass of my First Communion, and Confirmation. I really thought that I knew the Mass, but the insights in this book opened my eyes even more. After reading this, I find it even more difficult to understand the Novus Ordo, and the recent attacks on the Latin Mass by the Pope and many Cardinals, Bishops and Priests. This should be required reading in every Seminary and Houses of Formation.

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