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Essentially the Missal of St. Pius V is the Gregorian Sacramentary; that again is formed from the Gelasian book which depends on the Leonine collection. We find the prayers of our Canon in the treatise “De Sacramentis” and allusions to it in the 4th century. So our Mass goes back, without essential change, to the age when it first developed out of the oldest liturgy of all. It is still redolent of that liturgy, of the days when Caesar ruled the world and thought he could stamp out the faith of Christ, when our fathers met together before dawn and sang a hymn to Christ as to a God. The final result of our enquiry is that, in spite of unsolved problems, in spite of later changes, there is not in Christendom another rite so venerable as ours.
— Fr. Adrian Fortescue (d. 1923)

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Seven Observations About The Latin Mass
published 11 September 2017 by Corpus Christi Watershed

HE new FSSP apostolate in Los Angeles (FSSP.la) created a short film in honor of the powerhouse document that went into effect 14 September 2007. The production is called “Celebrating Ten Years of Summorum Pontificum.”

Seven reflections by actual people are included:


The musical soundtrack was recorded by members of the volunteer choir which sings each Sunday at Fraternity Masses.

You are cordially invited to experience the Latin Mass:

High Mass in the Extraordinary Form
7:00pm Each Sunday
SAINT VICTOR CHURCH (8634 Holloway Dr)
West Hollywood, CA 90069


The Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter is 100% in union with Rome, and was established in 1988 by Pope St. John Paul II. 1

The FSSP is currently fundraising to buy a physical church of their own. Until it can be obtained, they rely on the generosity of local parishes in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. The website (FSSP.la) contains a complete list of parishes that have graciously opened their doors.



NOTES FROM THIS ARTICLE:

1   Here’s the Pope’s 2007 letter, issued alongside Summorum Pontificum. The actual Motu Proprio went into effect 14 September 2007.