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Rorate Review: FSSP 2016 Liturgical Ordo

The Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP) sent us a copy of their 2016 Liturgical Ordo and FSSP Directory for our review. We'll keep it brief, and cut to the chase: It's well worth the nominal cost. And, if you want a traditional ordo, it only makes sense to order it from a fully traditional society. 

The FSSP have made the complete calendar for the traditional Latin Mass and Divine Office accessible to all with this low-cost but fairly sturdy ordo. 

Before getting into the details, we like that they have a translation of the Latin texts from the 1962 Missal, which start with how the priest should prepare to pray the Mass. Too often we see priests dashing into the sacristy a minute before Mass from their latest appointment. Proper preparation is very important, and outlined well in this ordo. 

  • Table of Movable Feasts for 2016 and 2017
  • Holy Days of Obligation in the United States
  • Supplement for the North American District of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter
  • Notes on Votive Masses, Masses for the Dead, and the Office
  • Rules for Priests on Bination
  • Rules on Fasting, Abstinence and Penance
  • Directory Information for the Fraternity Worldwide
  • The Divine Office
  • Prayers and an Overview of Indulgences
One feature that really stands out is -- with each season -- a page provided for your Mass intentions. This is a new feature that didn't exist in the 2015 ordo. 

For only $13, you can't go wrong. Bring that price down by ordering in bulk. If you buy 5, it's just $60. A package of 10 and it's just $110.