Skip to comments.Dominican Rite Mass in New York City
Posted on 03/09/2012 9:30:15 AM PST by Pyro7480
I had the high blessing of being present when the Dominicans of the Eastern Province of the U.S. offered their first Missa Cantata according to their proper Dominican Rite at their parish in NYC, St. Vincent Ferrer. Fr. Austin Dominic Litke, O.P. offered the Mass on the traditional feast day of St. Thomas Aquinas, with the assistance of layman servers and Dominican friars from the Dominican House of Studies in DC, who chanted the propers of the Mass.
Father Litke and the servers process up the high altar.
The celebrant's Confiteor - notice the difference in the position of the servers in the Dominican Rite, compared to the Traditional Latin Mass.
Father James Brent, OP, gave an excellent sermon on St. Thomas Aquinas and our modern problem of secularism.
Fr. Litke incenses the high altar.
The elevation of the chalice containing the Precious Blood of Jesus Christ - instead of kneeling at the bottom of the steps and to the right, as in the "extraordinary form" of the Latin Rite, the censer and boat-bearer kneel behind the priest.
The celebrant extends his arm in a cruciform posture immediately after the consecration, but only for a short period of time.
The Dominican schola makes a full prostration as the made their Confiteor before Communion.
The ablutions and the missal is brought back to the epistle side of the altar - the high altar and its reredos are absolutely stunning.
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You can see more pics from the Dominican Rite Mass at my blog. Also, I highly recommend the sermon that Fr. Brent gave. You can download it or listen to it streaming at Theology and Prayer: Feast of St. Thomas 2012 (it also takes you to a link of the photos the Dominicans took themselves).
The Dominican Rite Mass is celebrated at the Cathedral of the Holy Family in Anchorage. A beautiful, wonderful time. I attended (we used to say “assisted”) one of these lovely Masses last summer.
I’ve never even heard of the “Dominican Rite Mass”. I’ll check it out at the links.
Most of the religious orders have variations of the latin mass rite. I truly miss attending the latin mass and offerr attendence at the new rite part of my penance.
Is the “Dominican Rite” also known as the Ambrosian Rite? I believe that was the rite regularly used until some time ater Vatican II by the Dominican community at St. Mary’s Church in New Haven, CT, where the Knights of Columbus had been founded by a diocesan priest, Venerable Fr. Michael McGivney.
Beautiful. Thank you for the ping.
The Dominican Rite and Ambrosian Rite are separate uses/rites, but both are in the broader Western/Latin family of liturgies. The Ambrosian Rite is the local rite of Milan, and, as the name points to, St. Ambrose was from there.
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