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Ad Orientem News and Facts - Page 2

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Holy Mass Ad Orientum

Holy Mass Ad Orientum celebrated at Saint Joseph's Church, Longsite, Manchester, Roman Catholic diocese of Salford, United Kingdom.

January 1, 2013

A Look at the "Actual Mass" of Vatican II: the 1965 Missal

"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


How to celebrate Mass "ad orientem"

In response 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 Liturgy.

July 12, 2016 - Father Ryan Erlenbush


"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

Cardinal Sarah’s address on the 10th Anniversary of “Summorum Pontificum”

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

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


Epic Video: Ad Orientem

 An Excellent New Video on Ad Orientem Worship.

September 6, 2016 - New Liturgical Movement - Gregory Dipippo

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 orientem.

Jan 7, 2017 Brian Williams