Dominican Rite Mass

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Dominican Rite Mass

Following the Masses celebrated for St. Thomas Aquinas’s Feast at St. Vincent Ferrer in New York City, and St. Dominic’s Feast at St. Patrick’s in Columbus, OH, the Dominican friars announce the celebration of  a Missa Cantata, celebrated according to the Dominican Rite, on Thursday, September 27 at 7:15pm at the main chapel of the Priory of the Immaculate Conception (the Dominican House of Studies).  The Dominican Schola Cantorum will sing the music for the Mass.

The Dominican Order has long maintained its own liturgical rite, mostly unchanged since its adoption in the middle ages.  With the Missal of Pope Paul VI, the Order largely set aside its own liturgical rite in favor of the new Roman Rite, although Dominicans retain the right to celebrate it.  However, with the promulgation of Summorum Pontificum and Universae Ecclesiae, the Holy Father has now given broad permission to all Dominican priests to celebrate the Mass according to the Dominican Rite, as it existed before the Second Vatican Council.  the Dominican Rite is, in a sense, the ‘extraordinary form’ for the Dominican Order.  For more information on the Dominican Rite, see the special section on this website.

This Mass is open to the public.  Click here for a PDF of the announcement flyer for the Mass.

The Dominican House of Studies is a community of Dominican friars dedicated to preaching, prayer, and study. We are a priory of the Province of St. Joseph of the Order of Preachers dedicated to the theological formation of Dominican friars and the service of the church in the Archdiocese of Washington.
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