How One Picture Makes the Case for Ad Orientem
They say that a picture is worth a thousand words. That being the case,
the picture above is a powerful argument in favor of the Mass being offered ad
Jan 7, 2017 - Brian Williams
Epic Video: Ad Orientem
An Excellent New Video on Ad Orientem Worship.
September 6, 2016 - New Liturgical Movement - Gregory Dipippo
How to Popularize ‘Ad Orientem’ Without Disorienting People
Here’s how to better acquaint God’s people with the beauty and naturalness of the ad orientem posture at Mass
July 23, 2019
- Monsignor Charles Pope
The exclusive English translation of the message sent by the Prefect of
the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments
to the Colloquium “The Source of the Future”
March 31, 2017 - Cardinal Robert Sarah
"In the liturgy of the Roman Rite there may be no greater visual
representation of discontinuity than the near universal abandonment of
ad orientem Masses in the Novus Ordo."
February 17, 2016 - Brian Williams
How to celebrate Mass "ad orientem"
to the ridiculous insinuations made by some (including even high ranking
officials in the Church) that ad orientem
worship is somehow only a part of the Traditional Latin Mass or “extraordinary
form” and that re-introducing this in the new Mass would therefore be some
unjust “mixing of the forms,” we stress that neither the Second Vatican Council,
nor any Pope, nor any official mandate from the Church has ever directed the
priest to face the people during the whole of the celebration of the Sacred
"There is nothing in the rubrics or Ritus Servandus (Order of
Celebration) of the 1965 Mass requiring the Eucharistic Prayer to be
said facing the people."
January 28, 2015 - Monsignor Charles Pope
Holy Mass Ad Orientum celebrated at Saint Joseph's Church, Longsite,
Manchester, Roman Catholic diocese of Salford, United Kingdom.
January 1, 2013
Facing ad orientem anticipates Christ’s Second Coming from the east.
April 16, 2020 - Leo Pio
Fr. Szakaczki, Pastor of St. Aidan Parish, celebrates the Mass on the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima in the church at St. Aidan.
Is Modern Man “Incapable of the Liturgical Act”?
"When people have the sense that in the liturgy they are entering the domain of the sacred, somehow stepping into the realm of the divine, then their ears will begin to open to listening to the words of God in Scripture."
October 12, 2020 - Peter Kwasniewski
Liturgy expert: Worldwide spread of Novus Ordo has diminished belief in Real Presence
"We need to return to a liturgy that reflects, as in an unblemished mirror, the biblical cosmos, filled with angels and demons, saints in glory and sinners in need of conversion and deification. This is what all the traditional liturgical rites of East and West present to us."
October 20, 2020 - Peter Kwasniewski
A Letter From a Seminarian
"I want to be faithful, obedient, and humble. Nevertheless, it is clear
to me that obedience and humility find their foundations in truth;
it cannot be otherwise. And what is truth, if theology and liturgy are
just a battleground of conservative and liberal theologians, where one
subjectively picks and chooses the opinions he likes?"
November 5, 2020 - Peter Kwasniewski