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WHAT THIS SITE ATTEMPTS TO DO IS ENLIGHTEN CATHOLICS AS TO THE AMAZING ANTIDOTE THEY HAVE AT THEIR DISPOSAL TO COMBAT ALL THE EVILS PLAGUING OUR WORLD TODAY.  THEY LAMENT THE LACK OF FAITH OF THEIR CHILDREN AND ARE UNAWARE THAT THE MEANS OF BRINGING THEM BACK TO THE FOLD IS NO FURTHER THAN THE NEAREST DAILY DIVINE SACRIFICE... THE HOLY CATHOLIC MASS.  TO EFFECT THIS, WE PUBLISH A WEEKLY EXCERPT FROM THE WONDERFUL BOOK, "THE INCREDIBLE CATHOLIC MASS" BY FR. MARTIN VON COCHEM.  BY DOING SO WE HOPE TO STIR AN AWAKENING AND A DESIRE ON THE PART OF THE READER TO STUDY THIS BOOK WHICH CAN BE PURCHASED IN HARD COPY AT TAN BOOKS OR AS AN E-BOOK ON AMAZON.  MAY GOD BLESS YOU.

THE CEREMONIAL OF MASSES FOR THE DEAD

​​As the ceremonies of Holy Mass are somewhat different in Masses for the dead, it will be well not to pass them by without mention.

At the foot of the altar, [at the beginning of Mass], the psalm Judica me is omitted, for it expresses the joy of those who go up to the house of the Lord, and the Church mourns because the souls of the departed for whom she prays are still detained in the cleansing fire and cannot as yet ascend the Holy Mount, to the tabernacle of God.

At the Introit the priest does not make the Sign of the Cross upon himself, but over the book, as if the soul of the departed were before him and at the very outset he would bestow on him his benediction and obtain for him eternal rest and perpetual light.  The Gloria is omitted both here and later on in the Lavabo, since it is an expression of joy.

For the same reason, the Gloria is not said--to denote our sorrow that the holy souls are not yet permitted to stand before the throne of the Lamb and unite their voices to the Angels' song of praise. Instead of the Gradual and joyous Alleluia, the Church prays in the Tractus [Tract] that the departed may be released from the bonds of their sins and enjoy the bliss of eternal light.  The Dies irae forms a solemn and sorrowful Sequence; it appeals to the Just Judge for pardon and entreats mercy for the departed.