The Roman Missal of Paul VI is the ordinary expression of the Mass of Vatican II was born and is one of the provisions that the SSPX rejects and that is cause for schism. The Lefebvrists defend the ancient tradition of the Roman Missal of St. Pius V, also known as John XXIII missal having been revised in 1962 (during his pontificate).
The ancient tradition of the ... 1962 missal:
Fr. Hewko mentions the conditions for regularization of Campos, Brazil in
1988 included their use of the "ancient liturgy of 1962" - minute 33 of
the Dec. 29th Family Conference. He is not directly quoting something,
seems to be going off memory, but the similarity in these terms is most
interesting to me.
Also, that Cardinal Cañizares refers to the 62 missal with the words,
"also know as John XXIII missal
." - Provided of course, that this
translation is accurate on this one phrase...
The Missal of Pope St. Pius V, 1571, is indeed ancient.
But referring to the 1962 Missal as being "ancient" is a stretch. It's no more ancient
than John XXIII is "ancient" or Vatican II is "ancient."
I wonder how often these words are used together, "1962 missal/liturgy"
and "ancient?" Is this being kicked around like bywords in frequent usage
so as to make it believable?
This could be leading up to the new edition of the 1962 missal, the hybrid
missal that incorporates whatever innovations it may, based in post-1962
experimentation, all conveniently under one cover with the numbers on the
cover: 1 9 6 2
... which may be perceived as "ancient liturgy,"
even though it is objectively 2013, or perhaps later!
Are they attempting to re-define the word "ancient?"