Friday, September 19, 2008

The "Johanno-Pauline Missal"

The third editio typica (typical edition) of the Roman Missal promulgated by Paul VI was officially released in the Jubilee Year 2000 and published in its final form in 2002. I've been asked how it differs from the previous editions of 1970 and 1975. For the sake of others who may be interested, here it is at a glance:

New or restored memorials
  • Most Holy Name of Jesus (Jan. 3)
  • St. Josephine Bakhita (Feb. 8)
  • St. Adalbert (Apr. 23)
  • St. Louis Marie Grignon de Montfort (Apr. 28)
  • Blessed Virgin Mary of Fatima (May 13)
  • Ss. Christopher Magallanes & Companions (May 21)
  • St. Rita of Cascia (May 22)
  • Ss. Augustine Zhao Rong & Companions (July 9)
  • St. Apollinaris (July 20)
  • St. Sharbel Makhluf (July 24)
  • St. Peter Julian Eymard (Aug. 2)
  • St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Aug. 9)
  • St. Maximilian Mary Kolbe (Aug. 14)
  • St. Peter Claver (Sept. 9)
  • Most Holy Name of Mary (Sept. 12)
  • Ss. Andrew Kim Taegon, Paul Chong Hasang & Companions (Sept. 20)
  • Ss. Lawrence Ruiz & Companions (Sept. 28)
  • Ss. Andrew Dung-Lac & Companions (Nov. 24)
  • St. Catherine of Alexandria (Nov. 25)

Other additions and modifications

  • New preface for martyrs
  • New options for prefaces of the Common of the B.V.M.
  • Four new Eucharistic Prayers Pro Variis Necessitatibus (Appendix to the Order of Mass, pp. 687-702) and three new Eucharistic Prayers Pro Missis cum Pueris (Appendix VI, pp. 1271-88), in addition to the two Eucharistic Prayers De Reconciliatione (Appendix to the Order of Mass, pp. 675-85); these last two are contained in the Missal of 1975.
  • Mass for the Remission of Sins (from the 1962 Missal)
  • Mass for Continence (from the 1962 Missal)
  • Three new votive Masses of the Divine Mercy
  • Octave Sunday of Easter ("Low Sunday") termed Divine Mercy Sunday
  • Each weekday of Advent has its own orations
  • Each weekday of Easter has its own orations
  • The Orationes super populum (Prayers over the people) for Lenten weekdays are restored (mainly from the 1962 Missal)
  • Gregorian chant no longer relegated to an appendix

It's not an exhaustive list, but I trust it helps.

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