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Rubrics of the Tridentine Latin Mass 1962

The Rubrics of the Missale Romanum 1962

Translated into English by Rev. Dennis M. Duvelius

  XIII. Those things omitted in Masses for the Dead

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1. In Masses for the dead, before the Confession, the Psalm Judica me, Deus, is not said: rather, having pronounced the antiphon Introibo ad altare Dei, and the minister having responded Ad Deum, qui laetificat, etc., is said Adjutorium nostrum, and the Confession, with the remaining things as above.

When the Celebrant begins the Introit at the Altar, he does not sign himself with the Sign of the Cross, but, extending his right hand, makes the Sign of the Cross over the book, as if blessing someone. The Gloria Patri is not said, but after the Psalm is repeated Requiem aeternam. The Gloria in excelsis is not said, nor the Alleluja, nor Jube Domine, benedicere, nor Dominus sit in corde meo, nor is the book kissed at the end, nor is Per evangelica dicta said. The Credo is not said; the water poured into the chalice is not blessed, but the prayer Deus, qui humanae substantiae, etc., is said. When he washes his hands, at the end of the psalm Lavabo inter innocentes, the Gloria Patri is not said. At the Agnus Dei is not said miserere nobis, but in its place is said dona eis requiem; nor is dona nobis pacem said the third time, but in its place is said dona eis requiem sempiternam; nor is the breast struck. The first prayer before Communion is not said, that is, Domine Jesu Christe, qui dixisti Apostolis tuis, etc.; nor is the Pax given. At the end is not said Ite, missa est, nor Benedicamus Domino, but rather Requiescant in pace. The Blessing is not given, but having said the Placeat, and having kissed the Altar, is said, as above, in principio erat Verbum, etc. Everything else is as in other Masses.

2. In solemn Masses the Altar is not incensed at the Introit, and the Subdeacon, having finished the Epistle, does not kiss the hand of the Celebrant, nor is the Subdeacon blessed. The Deacon does not request the Blessing, nor does he kiss the hand of the Celebrant, nor are the lights held at the Gospel, nor is the incense carried, but two acolytes without candles stand one at the right and one at the left of the Deacon, and hold the Evangeliarium. The book is not incensed, nor the Celebrant at the end, nor is the book brought to be kissed. The gifts at the Altar are incensed as above, and the Celebrant alone is incensed, not the others. The Subdeacon does not hold the Paten behind the Celebrant, but kneeling at the Epistle side at the time of the elevation of the Sacrament, incenses It. The ministers, when handing something to the Celebrant, do not kiss his hand; nor do they kiss that which they hand to him.

3. If candles are to be distributed, they are distributed after the Epistle, and are lit at the Gospel, at the elevation of the Sacrament, and after the Mass, if the Absolution takes place. If there is a sermon, it is given at the end of Mass, before the Absolution.

Those things done if the Priest celebrates twice or thrice in the same day

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