Rorate Caeli

Newly Typeset Large Latin Missal for Pre-55 Holy Week Now Available

Saint Anthony Press (, established with the mission of publishing rare or otherwise “lost” Catholic liturgical and devotional books, announces the release of the "Restored Order of Holy Week" (Ordo Hebdomadae Sanctae Restauratus) according to the 1920 editio typica of the Roman Missal. ***Please note that this is not the 1956 so-called "Renewed/Reformed" Order of Holy Week (Ordo Hebdomadae Sanctae Instauratus) that was later incorporated into the 1962 typical edition of the Roman Missal. It is the pre-55 Holy Week.

The book contains, in full, the Holy Week liturgies, the Order of Mass with the relevant Prefaces, and the Propers for Easter Sunday. Sized for easy liturgical reading whether handheld or on the altar, its texts and chant are set in color and in a font and style based on historical printings of the Roman Missal since 1604.

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-Palm Sunday (Dominica in Palmis)
-Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of Holy Week (Feria II, III, & IV Maioris Hebdomadae)
-Thursday of the Lord’s Supper (Feria V in Cena Domini)
-Friday of Passover (Feria VI in Parasceve)
-Holy Saturday (Sabbato Sancto)
-Order of Mass with Prefaces (Ordo Missae cum Praefationes)
-Resurrection Sunday (Dominica Resurrectionis)

Cost: $50 USD (plus shipping).
Size: 8.5 x 11 in. Hardcover; 128 pages, color.
Glued, not sewn, binding.

Here are some images from the book: