Summary of Changes for the 2nd Edition

  • Contains the new English translation of the Ordinary of Mass. As in the original edition, the complete Latin text of the Ordinary of Mass is also included.

  • New musical settings for Mass. New English Mass chants are imbedded within the text — PLUS the new edition features four newly composed English settings, and two more Latin chant settings (bringing the total to eight).

  • A fine selection of additional hymns and all the Sequences are in the new edition.

  • Three editions – Improvements:

    • New names for bound editions better describe the general use and contents of the hymnal. The new standard edition was formerly called "choir edition". The former "pew edition" is now designated "Melody".

    • New layout for Organ Edition – bigger and better with larger pages (now 8.5" x 11", used to be 6" x 9").

    Compare edition features here...

  • Updated resources. Nearly all MP3s for the hymns and Mass are posted online (see all MP3s). Expanded indices for standard and organ versions.

  • Printable PDFs PDFs of the all the new Mass settings in the hymnal are available for download online. Visit the Adoremus site's Index of Ordinaries to download them.

Be sure to read up on the many features of the Adoremus Hymnal which are only briefly touched upon here.