Definition of Tridentine mass in US English:

Tridentine mass


  • The Latin Eucharistic liturgy used by the Roman Catholic Church from 1570 to 1964.

    • ‘In the past, traditionalists' love for the Latin Tridentine mass has seen them split from Rome rather than give it up.’
    • ‘Their excitement was raised in the morning when Nathella said, ‘Why don't we go downtown this evening for a Tridentine mass?’
    • ‘The Tridentine Mass has been allowed as a liturgical exception since 1984, but Catholics had to request permission from local bishops.’
    • ‘To suggest that the Tridentine mass or whatever one might call it is Gregorian or Carolingian, again is simply not true.’
    • ‘The Pope is taking steps to revive the ancient tradition of the Latin Tridentine Mass in Catholic churches worldwide, according to sources in Rome.’