Orlando Has the Indult

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At long last, the Orlando diocese has the indult Mass. It is now celebrated at two different parishes in the diocese. Unfortunately, the closest to me will be about 45 min to an hour away. However, I can manage that once in a while. I have no intention of leaving my parish, but I would like to experience what everyone seems to be raving about. I have a suspicion that it might not be my cup of tea--but we'll see.

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I'll be interested in hearing your take.

My first Tridentine Mass in November '03 (not counting any my parents might have brought me to when I was too small to remember)I found hard to follow, despite 5 years of Latin. But I was blown away by the reverence, the music, the sense of nostalgia for things I had read about but never experienced, and the just plain feeling of "this is what every Mass should be".

But after 4 consecutive weeks with the excellent "missalette" produced by Coalition In Support of Ecclesia Dei, I found that I understood what was going on, and could follow, even the most silent parts of a Low Mass.

And now, after a year and a half of hearing that Mass 1-3 times per month, I'm almost an old pro. I more or less know when to bless myself, when to genuflect, when to kneel, when to sit, when to stand, and know all the Latin responses I need to make, and when to make them.

Good luck with it when you try it out.

A word of advice: find out if they offer the CISED missalette, and if they don't try to bring a pre-Vatican II Missal, though it would be a good idea to spend some time with it before attending Mass to understand what is going on, so that you don't get a sense of being overwhelmed.



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