See this online ebook / text:

  • Ritual in the Age of Authenticity: An Ethnography of Latin Mass Catholics, by Dr. Nathaniel Marx (2013). Dissertation submitted to the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana. Available in pdf format at CurateND.

See also these related texts:

  • “Vatican II and the Liturgy: Revisiting Lost Traditions”, by Mary L. Zimmerman (2011). Thesis submitted to Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Available in pdf format at RUcore.
  • Vetus Ordo Missae: Italian Catholic Priests Facing the Revival of Latin and Traditional Liturgy”, by Jenny Ponzo, Social Semiotics, Vol. 31, Iss. 4 (2021): pp. 570-584. May be read online, and available in pdf and epub format, at Taylor & Francis Online (published online 29 Jul 2019).

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From the text:

“[T]he ordinary and extraordinary forms appeal to two different modes of authentication, inasmuch as they offer two different ways to approach the ritualized cultivation of an authentically Christian habitus

“The ordinary form of the Mass… thrives on the “vigor” that comes from inviting the faithful to actively inhabit the liturgy… to use the technical and artistic riches of their own time and of their diverse cultures to equip and adorn the liturgy in ways that help their contemporaries recognize it as a living source of faith…

“On the other hand, the extraordinary form of the Mass asks the faithful to receptively and obediently habituate themselves to the liturgy… so that they may humbly but consciously join their personal offerings of prayer and thanksgiving to the eternal “sacrifice of praise” that the church is “continually” offering to God through Jesus Christ.”