Tuesday, 26 June 2012
Within the Octave... of the 'editio typica' 1962 Missale Romanum
The Rorate Caeli blog recently started a series of posts on the 'typical' edition of the 1962 Missal referencing the decree (above) which prefaces the June 23rd edition. Following the comments from several readers it seems appropriate to have a series of posts here. In most posts the changes in the day between the traditional Roman rite and the 1962 rite are generally noted but some readers may be unaware that a celebration using the 1962 missal is different every single day of the year, sometimes in minor degrees, to the rite in use even two years earlier.
The vexatious issue of what 'typical' edition will be discussed last but suffice it to say that it is clear by simple logic that if the 'typical' edition is from June 1962 it cannot contain the name of St. Joseph in the communicantes as that was decreed in December of the same year.
The first post will consider changes in layout, appearance and content between the 1962 book and traditional forms.