Official Liturgical Texts in Latin

The two most significant texts for the reformed Dominican liturgy are surely the supplements to the Missal and Liturgy of the Hours. Both of thse are substantial volumes, but they are unfortunately not yet available in electronic format.

Here, however, we can make available several significant texts:

For the Rite of Funerals
Ordo Exsequiarum
 
For the Rite of Anointing and Pastoral Care of the Sick
Ordo Unctionis infirmorum eorumque spiritualis curae
Unofficial draft English translation:
Rite of Anointing the Sick and their Spiritual Care New!
 
For the Rite of Profession in the Fraternities
Ordo Receptionis et Professionis in Fraternitatibus S. Dominici
 
The Order's Hagiographical Directory, with the variations to the Roman Martyrology for our Order
Catalogus Hagiographicus Ordinis Praedicatorum (2001)

 

Draft Translations of Liturgical Texts

After the Second Vatican Council, the Dominican Order adopted, for the most part, the revised books of the Roman Rite, especially the Missal and Liturgy of the Hours.   It was always intended, however, that these would be supplemented by texts for our own saints and blesseds, certain treasures of our liturgical tradition (our rich text for the blessing of palms on Palm Sunday, for example) and, of course, rituals for various moments in our religious life, such as professions and anniversaries.

These books have been published in Latin over the past two decades, and versions in French, Spanish and Italian have followed.  Unfortunately, progress in English has been slow.

In an effort to help things along, some translations of texts are available on these pages, with a view to encouraging comment and then moving forward to eventual approval and publication, through the proper channels.

None of these translations -- neither of the liturgical texts nor the related documents -- have received official approval.  The Latin texts on which they are based, however, have been approved.

Please send comments to:

Fr Martin Wallace, O.P.
St Dominic's Priory
816 Riversdale Road,
Camberwell Victoria 3124
AUSTRALIA
martin.wallace@op.org.au

The following texts are currently available for comment:
 
Word  Format
PDF format
Rite of Electing Superiors Rite of Electing Superiors
Prayers for the General or Provincial Chapter Prayers for the General or Provincial Chapter
Rite of Profession for the Friars Rite of Profession for the Friars
Related documents 
     On the Consecratory Nature of the Act of Profession
     (fr. P.-M. Gy, O.P.)
     The Rite of Profession of the Order of Preachers  
     (fr. V. Romano, O.P.)

     On the Consecratory Nature of the Act of Profession  
     (fr. P-M. Gy, O.P)
     The Rite of Profession of the Order of Preachers  
     (fr. V. Romano, O.P.)
Rite of Admission and Profession for Fraternities (the "tertiaries") 
Ordo Receptionis et Professionis in Fraternitatibus S. Dominici
Latin text - html format
Rite of Admission and Profession for Fraternities (the "tertiaries") 
Related Documents: 
   Rule of the Lay Fraternities
   Official translation of the Rule of the Lay Fraternities is expected shortly!
   Rule of the Priestly Fraternities

     Rule of the Lay Fraternities
     Official translation of the Rule of the Lay Fraternities is expected shortly!
     Rule of the Priestly Fraternities
Booklet of Traditional Prayers [Coming Soon] Booklet of Traditional Prayers 
Calendar of the Order   Calendar of the Order  Updated!
Blessing of the Sick    Blessing of the Sick
Supplementary Texts for Rite of Christian Funerals    Supplementary Texts for Rite of Christian Funerals
Guidelines for Liturgical Celebrations    Guidelines for Liturgical Celebrations
Supplementary Texts for the Penitential Rite
[Translated from the Spanish Dominican Missal]
Supplementary Texts for the Penitential Rite
Prayers of the Faithful for Dominican Celebrations
[Translated from the French Dominican Missal]
Prayers of the Faithful for Dominican Celebrations
Proclamation of the Lord's Incarnation    Proclamation of the Lord's Incarnation
"Ordo" for the celebration of Mass and the Divine Office
arranged for friars of the Province of the Assumption
Jan - Jun 2017
"Ordo" for the celebration of Mass and the Divine Office
arranged for friars of the Province of the Assumption
Jan - Jun 2017
  Roman Martyrology with Dominican modifications for Lent

Rite of Anointing the Sick and their Spiritual Care (Draft)

Rite of Anointing the Sick and their Spiritual Care (Draft)


Texts for Votive Mass of the Conversion of St Augustine (24 April)


Texts for Votive Office of the Conversion of St Augustine (24 April)

For the Dominican Ordo for any year to 2100, go to http://www.op.org.au/cal.
 

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