Dickinson, Texas: The Angelus Press, 1985. Octavo pamphlet, original stapled pictorial wrappers. Gentle crease to rear corner of bright, clean original wrappers. Nearly-fine. Item #607
AD ORIENTEM ("TOWARD THE EAST") Second printing of Michael Davies' affirmation of the traditional Roman liturgy, enlarged to assert that "no legal barrier exists, or has existed, since the Second Vatican Council, to prevent the free celebration of the Tridentine Mass." Pope Paul's New Mass (1980), the last volume in a trilogy charting the liturgical upheavals of the conciliar and post-conciliar era, established Michael Davies as one of the most prolific and dogged defenders of the Tridentine Mass. Davies' essay first appeared in November 1981 in reply to an article in The Southern Cross by Father Bonaventure Hinwood. First published in June 1982 by the Angelus Press, the English-language publishing arm of the Society of St. Pius X, this second printing is enlarged with three appendices incorporating two important events: "the promulgation of the New Code of Canon Law which took effect on the first Sunday of Advent in 1983. The second was the Indult of October 1984, authorizing individual bishops to permit the celebration of the Tridentine Mass in their dioceses." With a short Foreword by the Reverend Thomas C. Glover, J.C.D. Appendix I. A Bishop Exercises His Right to use the Tridentine Mass, Appendix II. The New Code of Canon Law, Appendix III. The Tridentine Indult.
illustrated with a portrait of Pope St. Pius V (with the 1570 Roman Missal) on the front wrapper and a closing illustration depicting the Mass, "Ad Orientem."