Originally Posted by Arduinna
I can't figure out all the different missals. I'm getting that the 1962 missal means that it has the new Vatican 2 mass in it. But then there are the weekday missals and the Sunday missals and then there are those little paperback ones sold at the parish bookstore that appear to be ones just for this year? And then some of them are divided up and only cover different times of year. And then I was reading online and there seems to be debate over the publishers of the missals.
I'm so confused.
I am sorry to tell you that Unagidon anwered your question incorrectly.
There are two different Masses in the Catholic Church:
The Novus Ordo Missae
(Latin for New Order Mass) - promulgated in 1970 by Pope Paul VI. Here
(click) is a Missal. This Mass is said in the vernacular (the local language) or in Latin (rarely), but it is NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH.....
The Tradtional Latin Mass - soemtimes called the "Tridentine" Latin Mass, which was used by the Church from the days of the Apostles, and was codified in 1570 at the Council of Trent (hence, the name "Tridentine") by Pope St. Pius V.
There are two ENTIRELY different liturgical calendars, and entirely different Missals in the Church.
The Novus Ordo liturgical calendar and Missal are what you will find in virtually every Catholic Church around wherever you live. Also, another obvious "visual" difference if you are not familiar with the Catholic Church, is that the priest faces THE PEOPLE in the Novus Ordo Mass.
In the Traditional Latin Mass (TLM), it is said ONLY in Latin - NEVER in the vernacular. The priest ceases the Mass before the Nicene Creed for his sermon, and at that point he will read the Epistle and the Gospel in English, then the Mass continues. Also, the in the TLM the priest faces the altar, NOT the people.
The Missal used is from 1962, and there are a couple of editions, such as the Marian Missal
, the St. Jospeh's Missal
, and the St. Andrew's Missal
And for your question regarding the rite of the Church and it's nomenclature, the entire Western Church is called the "Latin Rite." So, both the old Traditional Latin Mass and the newer Novus Ordo Mass (whether said in a vernacular language or in Latin) are part of the Western Church and what is known as the Latin Rite. Latin is the official language of the Western Church. The use of Latin, as a dead language, insures unity and uniformity in faith and practice.
The Eastern Church is part of the Catholic Church that subscribes to the same dogmas and doctrines, and recognizes the same Sovereign Pontiff, but uses other ancient languages for their Masses. The Eastern Church includes the Byzantines, Syrians, Copts, Ethiopians, Chaldeans, Armenians, Malabarese, and Maronites.