Reflections Of The Passion Of Christ During The Tridentine Holy Mass. 

Reflections Of The Passion Of Christ During The Tridentine Holy Mass. 

THE LATIN LITURGICAL BOOKS OF 1962.

REFLECTIONS ABOUT THE PASSION OF CHRIST DURING THE TRIDENTINE HOLY MASS.

1) When the priest goes to the altar – Christ goes to the Olive Garden to pray.

2) When the priest begins the Holy Mass – Christ prays in the Olive Garden.

3) When the Priest says the Confiteor – (Latin for “I Confess”) Christ sweats blood and falls down on His face in the Garden.

4) When the priest kisses the Altar – Judas, the traitor, betrays Christ with a kiss and delivers Him to the Jews.

5) When the priest goes to the end of the Altar – Christ is brought to Annas.

6) When the priest reads the Introit – the antiphon for the entrance – Christ is slapped in the house of Annas.

7) When the priest says “Lord have mercy upon us…” – Christ is brought to Caiphas and Peter denies Him. 

8) When the priest says: “The Lord be with you…” – Christ looks at Peter and Peter converts.

9) When the priest reads the Collect, the prayer before the reading of the Gospel – Christ is brought to Pilate, the Roman prefect.

10) When the priest goes to the middle of the Altar – Christ is taken from Pilate to Herod.

11) When the priest reads the Gospel – Christ is taken back from Herod to Pilate. The Judgement of Christ.

12) When the priest uncovers the chalice – Christ is stripped of his garment.

13) When the chalice sits uncovered on the Altar – Christ is scourged at the pillar.

14) When the priest covers the chalice – Christ is crowned with a crown of thorns.


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) When the priest washes his fingers – Pilate washes his hands to show that he is not responsible for the execution of Christ.

16) When the priest says: “Pray brethren, that my sacrifice…” – Pilate shows Christ to the people and says “Behold the man”.

17) When the priest says the prayer “Holy, holy, holy” before transubstantiation – Christ is condemned to death.

18) When the priest prays for the living – Christ carries the cross outside of the city.

19) When the priest holds his hands above the chalice – Veronica steps out towards Christ and wipes His face.

20) When the priest blesses the bread and wine with the sign of the cross – Christ is nailed to the cross.

21) When the priest elevates the Host – Christ is raised on the cross.

22) When the priest elevates the Chalice – Blood flows out of the wounds of Christ.

23) When the priest prays for the dead – Christ on the cross prays quietly for mankind.

24) When the priest says: “Our Father…” – The seven words of Christ on the cross.

25) When the priest breaks the Host in two parts – Christ dies on the cross.

26) When the priest receives the Holy Communion – The burial of Christ.

27) When the priest washes his fingers and hands after the Holy Communion – The body of Christ is anointed with precious oils.

28) When the priest goes to the end of the Altar after the Holy Communion – Christ rises from the dead.

29) When the priest says: “The Lord be with you” – Christ appears to his disciples.

30) When the priest reads the last prayer, Postcommunio – Christ stays with his disciples for forty days.

31) When the priest says the last: “The Lord be with you” – Christ ascends into heaven.

32) When the priest gives the blessing – Christ sends down the Holy Ghost on the disciples.

33) Priest departs or exits the Church – The disciples go out to evangelise and spread the good news of salvation.


Translated from: Tajemnica Mszy świętej według św. Ojca Pio na podstawie Orędzi na Czasy Ostateczne które własnie nadeszły, Grzechynia 2013, p. 75-77.

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