Thursday, November 7, 2013

Latin texts of the Ordinary Form now Online

While it is well known that most of the liturgical texts and books of the extraordinary form are available online (many through our parent site, the CMAA, as well as other useful sites, such as that of the Canons of St. John Cantius), the latin texts of the Ordinary Form are often quite difficult to find, due to their lack of common use.

Now, thanks to Jeff Ostrowski at Corpus Christi Watershed, these Latin texts seem to be all available, including readings. More significantly, it appears thanks to OCR technology, all the texts are ready to be copied and pasted into your own documents, for the most part. Of course, they may not be perfect, but from what I could tell, it was fairly accurate. This could be very useful when creating worship aid leaflets, where you could include the collect, preface, and other changing parts for the congregation. Overall, I really like this development.

This could be useful for MCs, priests, musicians, or anyone assisting with the Ordinary Form. I know it will be helpful to me, if for nothing else than being able to follow along with the prayers during Mass, so that I can be ready in the loft at appropriate moments.

Due to the obvious size of this document, each of the 4 volumes it is split into 3 files, amounting to a total of 12 files. Click here to download these files from Watershed.