Mass of Paul VI

The Mass of Paul VI, also known as the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite Mass, the most commonly used liturgy in the Latin Church, sometimes referred as the post–Vatican II Mass, is the form promulgated after the Second Vatican Council (1962–65) by Pope Paul VI in 1969. It was published by him in the 1970 edition of the Roman Missal and the revised 1975 edition, and as further revised by Pope John Paul II in 2000 and published in the third Vatican II edition (2002).[1]

In 2007, Pope Benedict XVI said of it: "The Missal published by Paul VI and then republished in two subsequent editions by John Paul II, obviously is and continues to be the normal Form – the Forma ordinaria – of the Eucharistic Liturgy".[2]

It was derived from the Tridentine Mass (the Mass of the Council of Trent), the first edition of which was promulgated in 1570[lower-alpha 1] and the final edition in 1962. These editions were published under the title Missale Romanum ex decreto SS. Concilii Tridentini restitutum (The Roman Missal restored by decree of the Most Holy Council of Trent), followed by a mention of the popes who had a hand in the successive revisions leading to the edition in question. The editions of the Vatican II Roman Missal (1970, 1975, 2002) have as title Missale Romanum ex decreto Sacrosancti Oecumenici Concilii Vaticani II instauratum (The Roman Missal renewed by decree of the Most Holy Second Ecumenical Council of the Vatican), followed in the case of the 2002 edition by auctoritate Pauli PP. VI promulgatum Ioannis Pauli PP. II cura recognitum,[3] (promulgated by authority of Pope Paul VI and revised at the direction of Pope John Paul II).[4]