I. Latin (Western Rite)
1.1 In the Western (Latin) tradition, we follow the Western Calendar
1.2 Observance of Fasting Days according to the Calendar.
1.3 Vestment color according to the Calendar.
1.4 Color for Requiem Mass and Funeral is black or purple
1.5 Color for Marian Feasts is blue.
II. Eastern (Byzantine and Oriental Rites)
2.1 In the Eastern tradition, we follow the Byzantine Calendar:
2.2 Observance of Fasting Days according to the Calendar.
2.3 Vestment color according to the Calendar and Style, e.g. Slavic or Greek.
2.4 Color for Panikhida and Requiem Liturgy and Funeral is black.
III. All Rites
3.1 Fasting from food and drink is advised one hour prior to receiving Holy Communion.
3.2 Communion is given in two species, either separately or by intinction.
3.3 Persons in Holy Orders are held to pray at least Morning Prayer (Lauds) and Evening Prayers (Vespers) of the Divine Office (Liturgy of the Hours or Breviary) to the best of their ability on a daily basis. No particular style or book is mandated, but the liturgical publications by our jurisdiction are recommended.
Approved Liturgical Books
for the celebration of Holy Liturgy
We use the Liturgy of St. Gregory
(Tridentine Missale) in either Latin or English (or a combination thereof). We publish our own pew books (Misselets)
We use the Catholic Ritual (Rituale Romanum) for administering the
Sacraments and Sacramentals. Appropriate changes for individual situations may be granted.
EASTERN (BYZANTINE AND ORIENTAL) RITES
Byzantine Rite Liturgy
Our Eastern (Byzantine) Liturgy in English has been formatted to foster congregational participation and easier understanding. It contains less repetition and a more easy-to-follow outline.
The Qurbana (Liturgy of the Holy Apostles)
For a complete publication list of liturgical books, click here.