Mozarabic Rite

Also known as

  • Gothic Rite
  • Toletan Rite
  • Isidorian Rite


The rite used in Spain, and in what later became Portugal, from about the 6th to the latter part of the 11th century. It is known also as

  • Gothic, due to its development during the time of the Visigothic Kingdom of Spain
  • Toletan, from Toledo which was its center
  • Isidorian, because it probably received a revision by Saint Isidore of Seville

It is of common origin and of nearly identical construction with the Gallican Rite, and is still used in Mass and Office by a college of chaplains at Toledo, in a chapel of the cathedral.

MLA Citation

  • “Mozarabic Rite”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 7 March 2010. Web. 28 November 2015. <>