ASK FATHER: Can the Novus Ordo be “ad orientem”, in Latin, with Deacons?

Posted January 27, 2017 6:19 pm by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

ASK FATHER: Can the Novus Ordo be “ad orientem”, in Latin, with Deacons?

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QUAERITUR:
Can a Novus Ordo be ad orientem with Latin, chant, a subdeacon and deacon in traditional vestments?
Not only can the Novus Ordo be celebrated ad orientem, it ought to be.  The rubrics indicate that this is the standard, the norm.  The Roman Church’s tradition calls for it.  Permission is not necessary.  It can’t be forbidden.
Not only can the Novus Ordo be celebrated in Latin, it ought to be.  Latin is the language of the Latin Church.  The official books are in Latin.  The Second Vatican Council called for Latin to be preserved.  The Church’s sacred music is in Latin. Canon Law puts

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