The Ancient Mass Provides Useful Lessons for Today

One of our favorites, Msgr Charles Pope, of the Washington Archdiocese, has a fascinating blog post that gives us a good flavor of what ancient masses were like before the Edict of Milan (which legalized Christianity in the Roman Empire in 313 AD). The main thing that strikes me about the description of the ancient mass is how formal it was together with the fact that the laity and the priest ALL faced east (Ad Orientum). Thank God the Church is getting back to the basics.

The Ancient Mass in the”House Churches”was not as Informal as Many Think

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