Order of the Mass

Also known as

  • Common of the Mass
  • Ordinary of the Mass


That part of the Mass containing prayers which as a rule and for the most part remain unchanged and the rubrics or directions for the entire Mass, to be followed or filled in from the Proper of the Mass. It is inserted in the Missal between the Masses for Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday. It is distinct from the Proper of the Mass and from the Canon.

MLA Citation

  • “Order of the Mass”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 20 August 2010. Web. 29 September 2020. <http://catholicsaints.info/order-of-the-mass/>