What is the Traditional Latin Mass?

Our response to the question does not seek to go into detail about the rich history of the Traditional Latin Mass or how it gives glory to God. This is only a brief introduction.

The Traditional Latin Mass is a form of the Roman Catholic Mass that has been widely used from the late 16th century to today. The Traditional Latin Mass (TLM) is characterized by its use of Latin as the language of worship, its use of set prayers and gestures, and its structured format that has remained largely unchanged for centuries.

The Traditional Latin Mass is celebrated in a more formal and ceremonial style than the modern-day Novus Ordo mass, with an emphasis on reverence, respect, and devotion. The traditional Mass typically includes prayers, hymns, incense, and sacred ritual actions, such as the elevation of the host and chalice during the consecration of the Eucharist.

Vatican II and the pope of the modernist Catholic church have made many attempts to destroy the Traditional Rite. However, in recent years, there has been a resurgence of interest in the Traditional Latin Mass, particularly among young people and traditionalist Catholics. The older form continues to be celebrated in some parishes and chapels, particularly on feast days and other special occasions around the world.

The Catholic Church of Jerusalem does not consider the Novus Order to contain a licit form of the Catholic Mass. In fact, we do not consider the modernized “mass” to be Catholic.