Tag: The word “Mass” and the meaning of “Ite Missa est.”


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Mar 2019

In writing about the celebration of the Mass ‘ad orientem’ (with the priest facing the tabernacle or Cross) I have placed a very strong emphasis on the Mass as a sacrifice and not just a sacrifice but a sacrifice of expiation for sin, the renewal or representation of Jesus’ own sacrifice on the Cross. This is indeed the central truth of the Mass that has been very much neglected over the past 50 years and tends to be obscured especially when Mass is celebrated facing the people. Nevertheless, it is not the......

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