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Development of the Roman Liturgy
on June 4, 2006
In this well written booklet, Michael Davies does a wonderful job of giving a compact history of the Roman Rite Mass. His coverage takes us from the Last Supper to the Traditional Mass as it is said today. We also get an explanation on the origins of the Low Mass.
He goes over the reforms of Pope St. Gregory the Great and Pope St. Pius V. Which shows us how the liturgical texts were always treated with great respect and any changes were minor. And it remained so until 1970 when radical changes were made.
Read this book and you will gain an appreciation of the Traditional Mass, known as the Tridentine Mass.