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The Latin Mass Explained Paperback – November 1, 2007
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The Latin Mass Explained<i/> made the Traditional Latin Mass really come alive for me. This book helps me tremendously when I explain my love for the Tridentine Mass to both Catholics and non-Catholics. It also helped me impart this love and understanding to my 10-year-old son, who now serves the Latin Mass. --M. Pluta
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For anyone wishing to attend a Latin Mass, I also recommend this book as a practical point; there's a list of when to stand, sit, and kneel during the liturgy--so no worries about feeling lost!
I remember the Latin Mass and this book was an excellent refresher in understanding all aspects of the Mass. The author not only explains the action but also gives many excellent insights into why things are done the way they are.
Excellent reference guide to truly understand what both the words and actions of the Latin Mass.
I bought to get more into the flow of the Tridentine Mass that I now attend but a great deal of the material applies to the Novus Ordo Mass as well.
Incredibly well written and organized.
Fr. Moorman explains the "Sacrifice" of the Mass and why it is done in the most clear and concise way I have read. Fr. Moorman explains more in a few pages than the likes of Hahn and Kreet take volumes to cover and never quite strike home as well. (I am a HUGE fan of both Hahn and Kreeft and am not criticizing them per se).
One of the old "protestant" diatribes agains the Catholic Mass is that is re-Crucifying Christ all over again at each Mass. That is a flawed basic view and this book clarifies that.
I recommend this book for ALL Catholics and any Christians or others who are curious as to the how's and why's of the Catholic Mass. It is directed at Catholics and assumes the reader has the back ground but nothing too in depth that any one who has been through the Bible will struggle with.
I was immediately impressed by the piety and reverence of the parishioners attending. None of the chit-chatting and fidgeting before and after Mass. Simply, quiet. The Mass itself is a bit disorienting at first for the novice, but the majesty and the mystery spoke to me on another level. It was powerful. Even though I had a Missal from 1962 with both Latin and English translations, I was occasionaly lost. What was happening? I was already beginning to understand, and to see some of the liturgical similarities between the Tridentine and Novus Ordo when I purchased THE LATIN MASS EXPLAINED.
The book, however, brought everything into focus. It is a wonderful introduction, full of history and background, as well as a detailed description of the Mass itself. Why Latin? Why the symbols? Msgr. Moorman's explanations make perfect sense to me.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent. I found it to be more informative than books like "What Happens at Mass". This book explains so much about all Masses, not just Latin. Read morePublished 3 days ago by C. John
Fast shipping. Great book, to help understand the mass more fullyPublished 13 months ago by Kindle Customer
This is a great book! It is short and easy to read. It really delves into the Latin Mass (Extraordinary Form) and provides detailed explanations. Read morePublished 14 months ago by AmazonAddictMom
Very helpful for a cradle Catholic whose religious education was lacking to say the least. Having recently returned to the traditional Latin mass (SSPX) church, this book is... Read morePublished 15 months ago by postalmanan
I too love the Latin Mass and the old rituals and music. But I also understand why things had to change. Read morePublished on June 13, 2013 by M. J. O'Neill
I was looking for a book that could clearly explain how the Mass was structured and what we going on during the Mass. Read morePublished on April 18, 2013 by Patrick
Because I love Latin Mass and fun to read with explanantions. It is product to recommend to people to buyPublished on April 3, 2013 by JP