Wednesday, April 25, 2012

POPE BENEDICT CELEBRATES EF MASS WITH LITURGICAL DANCE ON HIS BIRTHDAY

Just kidding, so go take you blood pressure medicine; the dance scene was in a meeting hall as a part of the Holy Father's Birthday celebration.

The Mass, though, was a week ago Monday in the Pauline Chapel. It is what I love to call the reform of the reform of the ordinary form of the Mass which he celebrated ad orientem! I also like to call it the TNO (Traditional Novus Ordo) since this isn't a TLM (Traditional Latin Mass) or is it?

2 comments:

Henry said...

May I suggest that your titles and acronyms are a bit confusing. "Novus" is an antonym to "Veterus", for which "Traditional" plays the role of a liturgical synonym. Thus, to call something both Traditional and Novus is self-contradictory.

I would therefore suggest that a Novus Ordo Mass celebrated in Latin is a Novus Latin Mass, or NLM. Whether it is ad orientem is not determinative, since both the NLM and the TLM can be celebrated ad orientem--AONLM or AOTLM, as opposed to VPNLM or VPTLM (versus populum).

Though I do not recall offhand a Vatican chapel per se whose configuration admits versus populum celebration. Though I am thinking only of those where the Pope customarily celebrates, and there are many others.

Anonymous said...

TRNLMVPwD
Twirling and Rotating Novus Latin Mass with Dancing

The post was funny

~SL