Friday, 26 March 2010

Dominican Rite tutorial

The Eastern US Province of Dominicans have just launched a new Dominican Rite Tutorial Website for the Dominican Rite Mass of 1962 complete with HD video, video commentary, and detailed rubrics in English.

In the tutorial section, there are some Dominican Friar icons. When you click these, a popup appears with texts from St Thomas Aquinas, St Albert the Great, and St Vincent Ferrer on the ceremonies of the Dominican Mass. The Dominican Rite was codified in 1256 and was therefore old enough to continue being used after the Tridentine Missal was codified. It is quite something to ponder that when you attend the classical Dominican Rite, you are participating in Mass just as it was celebrated by St Thomas Aquinas.

I am not familiar with the Dominican rite and this tutorial will be a great help for me in understanding this important variant within the family of Western rites of Mass.
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