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Latin Chant Mass—Saturdays at 5 p.m

PDF file of the Latin Mass Book can be downloaded here (found by scrolling down if accessing via mobile device). 

At 5:00 p.m. every Saturday, amid the sweet smell of incense, the ancient and serene tones of Gregorian chant can be heard at Church of the Advent in their original context: a Latin Mass. The Latin Eucharist at Church of the Advent provides a contemplative alternative to the more active styles of worship which have been emphasized by the Episcopal Church in recent decades, and also continues a little-known strand of Anglican tradition. In addition to the vernacular Prayer Book adopted by the Anglican Church at the Reformation, the use of Latin continued in various places, especially Oxford University. The Elizabethan Book of Common Prayer appeared in a Latin edition in 1560, and Latin versions of the prayer book continued to be produced up until the nineteenth century. The Latin Mass at Church of the Advent provides a truly Anglican via media, unique in the Bay Area, with the readings, sermon, and intercessions in English, while all the other prayers and the traditional psalm and scripture verses (the “minor propers”) are sung in Latin. On the Eve of Palm Sunday, there is a special Mass Booklet.  Please download a PDF below.

 

Please note that there will be NO Latin Mass on Saturday, March 30. Regular Latin Masses will resume on Saturday, April 6, the Eve of Low Sunday.

Palm Sunday

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Latin Chant Mass

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