The Angelic Doctor
Posted by james0235 on March 6, 2008
“You call him ‘a dumb ox,’ but I declare before you that he will yet bellow so loud in doctrine that his voice will resound through the whole world.”
– St. Albertus Magnus
Tomorrow is the Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite as well as in the Dominican Rite. The Angelic Doctor was honored in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite on January 28th.
It is truly meet and just, right and salutary, that we should always and in all places give thanks to thee, O Holy Lord, Father Almighty, eternal God. Who hast willed to raise up as a Doctor in thy Church the blessed Thomas, an Angel in purity of life and elevation of mind: Who should everywhere establish sound and saving doctrine, and like a star light up the Heavens, and whose wisdom, extolled by all, should win the admiration of the world. And therefore with the angels and archangels, with the thrones and dominations, and with all the heavenly host, we sing a hymn to thy glory, saying: Holy, etc.
Preface of St. Thomas Aquinas
1948 Dominican Rite Missal
The Dominican Rite of Mass is offered in a few places around the world. One of them is Holy Rosary Church in Portland, Oregon. A video of a Solemn High Mass in the Dominican Rite offered at Holy Rosary in 1995 is available for purchase (VHS only).