My new Missal looks exactly like this one!
On a later post, I'll will take pictures of significant wonderful things in this new Missal. is a wonderful resource for priests to have in the Latin Rite and should be a part of every priest's liturgical library.
The postures of the Mass are highlighted for the various countries in which this missal will be used to include England, Australia and the USA and a few others.
When from the appendix "The Prayers at the Foot of the Altar" are used, the congregation kneels for these which act as a prelude to the actual Mass when the priest ascends the altar. The Introit, as in the EF Mass, could be sung by all as the priest and ministers pray this prayer.
It is clear from the rubrics and hearkens to our transition 1965 Missal that the Introductory Rite can be prayed in the traditional way facing the altar as in the EF Mass or from the Sedalia.
Highlighting the Gradual/Tract and Alleluia in the Missal itself emphasizes that these seem to be the preferred option for Mass rather than the responsorial psalm.
The Offertory Verse is in the missal as in the EF's.
There are two options for the Offertory, the traditional EF option which seems to be preferred for Sundays and the revised OF option which is second and thus a lesser choice better for weekday Masses.
The Prefaces in the Missal are not what the Ordinary Form have and they are very, very brief compared to the OF Missal. I will print a few in later posts to show you.
The kissing of the altar each time the priest turns from it to the congregation (which presumes ad orientem) returns to this Missal as it is in the EF. The Roman Canon has one kiss of the altar in the middle of the first sentence of the canon as in the EF.
After each of the consecrations the double genuflection returns to the rubrics as in the EF Mass.
After the Per Ipsum and Great Amen, the priest genuflects as in the EF Mass and 1965 Missal, but removed in the OF Missal.
The Communion Rite is almost identical to the OF's Communion Rite except for the Emoblism following the Our Father includes the Blessed Mother, Peter and Paul and Andrew as does the Confiteors in the Prayers at the Foot of the Altar: "Deliver us, O Lord, we beseech thee, from all evils, past,present and to come; and at the intercession of the blessed and glorious ever-Virgin Mary, Mother of God, with thy blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, and with Andrew, and all the saints, favourably grant peace in our days, that by the help of thine availing mercy we may eve both be free from sin and safe from all distress. The people respond: "for thine is the kingdom, and the power..."
The first option for the distribution of Holy Communion to the Faithful is the EF's:
"The Body of our Lord Jesus Christ, which was given for thee, preserve thy body and soul unto everlasting life."
or from the OF:
The Body of Christ.
The same options for the Blood of Christ.
No "Amen" is prescribed for the laity. Unfortunately the English of the EF's version does not include the priest saying "amen" at the end of his statement.
The OF Order of Dismissal is kept, but an Anglican blessing replacing the EF's Placeat is including with the priest turning back to the altar to pray it aloud, then kissing the altar and turning again to the congregation for the blessing and dismissal.
The Last Gospel is an option found in the Appendix but encouraged during Christmastide to February 2nd.
The Season of Septuagesima returns (three Sundays before Ash Wednesday) with their own propers and prayers and preface! John Nolan will be happy. I believe it has different lectionary reading too.
The Octave of Pentecost returns too although with the Anglican name "Whitsun" which John Nolan can explain to us.
Time after Epiphany rather than Ordinary Time and Time after Trinity rather than Ordinary Time returns. And the term "tides" return: Christmastide; Eastertide."
I would have preferred Time after Pentecost and maybe our new missal will respect that choice as it is in our EF Missal and part of our patrimony.
Mark my words, a revised Ordinary Form Missal, with the exact English wording we already have but with the additions in this Missal in continuity with the EF Mass will be coming to our Missal soon. You can bet my clairvoyance on that!
This means the Appendix for Prayers at the Foot of the Altar; the Sprinkling Rite being as in the EF; The options of the traditional Offertory or the new one (untraditional). The double genuflections for the consecrations, the revised calendar; ect.... I can't wait!