The Sacrificial Nature of the Mass in the Usus Antiquior

The claim is often made that the traditional Roman Rite brings out more clearly than the Novus Ordo does that the Mass is a true and proper sacrifice—the unbloody re-presentation of the bloody sacrifice of Christ on the Cross. As this dogmatic truth is a point of central importance for living the Catholic Faith and passing it on, we ought to ask how and why this is the case. Can we identify the features of the traditional Latin Mass that convey so clearly its sacrificial nature? With a…

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