1. Tridentine Mass versus the English Canon-a comparison

 I do not yet have  all of the New Mass in here but i have many of the principal prayers, until I get one borrow a missalette, or you could compare it to your liturgy wherever you go just to learn about how worship varies from Church to church. this is a work in progress.
Page 548 This is the beginning of unchangeable part of the Tridentine Mass of pre 1962. Click on the picture to read the page. The invocations where the priest and the alter servers respond are called "The Foot of The Altar Prayers", they are basically scriptures. They were left out of the New mass.

Page 549 Foot of Altar prayers

Page 550 Foot of the Alter prayers-- Confeiteor by alter boys, priest's confiteor is  a little different and done on 549. There are 3 confiteors in the Mass of pre-1962.

Modern confession or confeteor, they have one at the beginning of mass:

All I confess to almighty God,
and to you, my brothers and sisters,
that I have sinned through my own fault,
in my thoughts and in my words,
in what I have done,
and in what I have failed to do;
and I ask blessed Mary, ever virgin,
all the angels and saints,
and you, my brothers and sisters,
to pray for me to the Lord, our God.

Priest May almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, and bring us to everlasting life.
All Amen.

Page 551 priest ascends altar

Page 552 kyrie, the only greek words of the Mass

Gloria, new version:


Comment: The congregation remains standing
(Omit during Advent and Lent)
A: Glory to God in the highest, and peace to his people on earth.
Lord God, heavenly King, almighty God and Father, we worship you, we give you thanks, we praise you for your glory.
Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father, Lord God, Lamb of God; you take away the sin of the world, have mercy on us; you are seated at the right hand of the Father: receive our prayer.
For you alone are the Holy One, you alone are the Lord, you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit, in the glory of God the Father. Amen

Page 553,Rest of the Gloria, beginning of Clense My heart.

Page 554 Gospel intro

Page 555, Nicene Creed

English canon Creed:

We believe in one God,
   the Father, the Almighty,
   maker of heaven and earth,
   of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
   the only Son of God,
   eternally begotten of the Father,
   God from God, Light from Light,
   true God from true God,
   begotten, not made,
      one in Being with the Father.
   Through him all things were made.
   For us men and for our salvation
      he came down from heaven:
(all bow their heads during the next three lines)
      by the power of the Holy Spirit
      he was born of the Virgin Mary,
      and became man.
   For our sake he was crucified
         under Pontius Pilate;
      he suffered, died, and was buried.
   On the third day he rose again
      in fulfillment of the Scriptures;
      he ascended into heaven
         and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
   He will come again in glory
         to judge the living and the dead,
      and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit,
   the Lord, the giver of life,
   who proceeds from the Father and the Son.
   With the Father and the Son
      he is worshiped and glorified.
   He has spoken through the Prophets.
   We believe in one holy catholic
      and apostolic Church.
   We acknowledge one baptism
      for the forgiveness of sins.
   We look for the resurrection of the dead,
      and the life of the world to come. Amen.

page 556- offertory

Page 557 offertory, cont.

New Mass offertory

Preparation of the Altar and the Gifts

Comment: All sit as the altar is prepared for the Liturgy of the Eucharist. (In some churches, all the members of the congregation rise from their places to bring their monetary offerings forward for the needs of the Church and the poor.) Selected members of the congregation then bring forward the bread and wine that will be consecrated in the Liturgy of the Eucharist. Then all stand.
P: Blessed are you, Lord, God of all creation. Through your goodness we have, this bread to offer, which earth has given and human hands have made. It will become for us the bread of life.
C: Blessed be God forever.
P: Blessed are you, Lord, God of all creation. Through your goodness we have, this wine to offer, fruit of the vine and work of human hands. It will become our spiritual drink.
C: Blessed be God forever.
P: Pray, brethren, that our sacrifice may be acceptable to God, fit the almighty Father.
C: May the Lord accept the sacrifice at your hands for the praise and glory, of his name, for our good, and the good of all his Church.

Prayer over the Gifts

Comment: Congregation remains standing
P: (prayer)
C: Amen.

Eucharistic Prayer II

Comment: The congregation stands to begin the center and summit of the entire Mass, the Eucharistic Prayer.
P: The Lord be with you.
C: And also with you.
P: Lift up your hearts.
C: We lift them up to the Lord.
P: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
C: It is right to give him thanks and praise.

Page 558 Blesses offering

Page 559, Washing of fingers

Page 560 rest of the Offering "to Oratre Fratres" (Pray Bretheren)

Page 561 Preface

Modern preface-#2 followed by Holy Holy holy or sanctus
Father, it is our duty and salvation, always and everywhere to give you thanks through your beloved Son, Jesus Christ.
He is the Word through whom you made the universe, the Savior you sent to redeem us. By the power of the Holy Spirit he too flesh and was born of the Virgin Mary.
For our sake he opened his arms on the cross; he put and end to death and revealed the resurrection. In this he fulfilled your will and won for you a holy people.
And so we join the angels and saints in proclaiming your glory as we sing (say):

Page 562Holy Holy Holy

Modern Holy Holy Holy:
Comment: Congregation remains standing
A: Holy, holy, holy Lord. God of power and might. Heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest. (This is called the "Sanctus")

Page 563The ONE canon of the Mass begins, canon means rule, there are 3 canons in the English Canon Mass( 3 options)

564 Commemoration of the living and the saints

Page 565 Pre- consecration

566 consecration of the bread and wine into the body and blood of Jesus Christ (transubstantion). this is the heart of the Mass, if it were missing the mass would be meaningless and invalid.

Modern consecration, there are actually 4 different choices, they are all similar, this is #1:

"The day before he suffered he took break in his sacred hands and looking up to heaven, to you, his almighty Father, he gave you thanks and praise. He broke the bread, gave it to his disciples, and said:
Take this, all of you, and eat it: this is my body which will be given up for you.
When supper was ended, he took the cup. Again he gave you thanks and praise, gave the cup to his disciples, and said:
Take this, all of you, and drink from it: this is the cup of my blood, the blood of the new and everlasting covenant. It will be shed for you and for all so that sins may be forgiven. Do this in memory of me."

567 Mindful of the Victim (Christ)

568 Commemoration of the Dead
2nd half of canon up to with Him and in Him just before Our father
Father, we celebrate the memory of Christ, your Son. We, your people and your ministers, recall his passion, his resurrection from the dead, and his ascension into glory; and from the many gifts you have given us we offer to you, God of glory and majesty, this holy and perfect sacrifice: the bread of life and the cup of eternal salvation.
Look with favor on these offerings and accept them as once you accepted the gifts of your servant Abel, the sacrifice of Abraham, our father in faith, and the bread and wine offered by your priest Melchizedek.
Almighty God, we pray that your angel may take this sacrifice to your altar in heaven. Then, as we receive from this altar the sacred body and blood of your Son, let us be filled with every grace and blessing. (Through Christ our Lord. Amen.)
Remember, Lord, those who have died and have gone before us marked with the sign of faith, especially those for whom we now pray, (names deceased loved ones whom the celebrant or parishioner wishes to offer before God). May these, and all who sleep in Christ, find in your presence light, happiness, and peace. (Through Christ our Lord. Amen.)
For ourselves, too, we ask some share in the fellowship of your apostles and martyrs, with John the Baptist, Stephen, Matthias, Barnabas, (names of other Saints) and all the saints. Though we are sinners, we trust in your mercy and love. Do not consider what we truly deserve, but grant us your forgiveness. Through Christ our Lord.
Through him you give us all these gifts. You fill them with life and goodness, you bless them and make them holy.

 Concluding prayer just before our father--With Him and in Him- modern version:
Comment: Congregation remains kneeling
P: Through him, with him, and in him, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, in, all glory and honor is yours, almighty Father, for ever and ever.
C: Amen. (This may be sung and is know as the "Great Amen")

569 The Our father

The Our Father new version

Priest Let us pray with confidence to the Father in the words our Savior gave us.
      or  Jesus taught us to call God our Father, and so we have the courage to say:
      or  Let us ask our Father to forgive our sins and to bring us to forgive those who sin against us.
      or  Let us pray for the coming of the kingdom as Jesus taught us.
All Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come; thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
Priest Deliver us, Lord, from every evil, and grant us peace in our day. In your mercy keep us free from sin and protect us from all anxiety as we wait in joyful hope for the coming of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
All For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours, now and forever.
Sign of Peace:

570 priest drops the fragment into the Blood of Christ

571 Prayers before Holy Communion

572 Priest receives communion of both species( body and blood) after prayers

573 Communion, if there are communicants the alter server again says the Confeitor and the Priest gives an absolution.

574 Presenting of Host to congregation, and communion of lay people. Congregation does not receive Blood of Christ in Tridentine Mass.

575  Prayers after communion

576 The final blessing

577 End

The tridentine version comes from the St Joseph daily Missal, catholic Book Publishing Co., New York, Sept, 15 1950. Imprimatur Cardinal Spellman

Commentary: There are 33 signs of the cross in the tridentine Mass, one for each year Jesus was on earth. The parishoners are supposed to follow along and quietly answer along with the Server. In some parishes all answer aloud with the server. The first confiteor is for the priest and the wording is different, we do not say that confiteor, we do the second one then the priest absolves us. Because of the seriousness of receiving communion communicants say the confiteor once again just before communion, you will see the alter boy bow down to say the confiteor when the Priest opens the tabernacle to get the ciborium to distribute communion (page 573) technically the Mass is not "said" or recited, it is a prayer as well as a sacrificial offering.  Catholics should follow along in the Missal and and offer the appropriate prayers along with the Priest. Lay people do not take part in transubstantiation, they receive the body of Christ in communion but lay people cannot change the bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Christ.  Back in Jewish times animals were sacrificed to God for our sins, now Jesus is that sacrifice in this new covenant.  not sure i can get all of the new Mass on here for lackmof space on this page and time. See this link for the new mass, I got some of the New Mass or English Canon from this website:  davidmacd.com-catholic-catholic_mass