Latin Mass Parts – Mysterium fidei!

During the season of Lent, we will go over our Latin Mass parts.  Today, we will cover the Acclamation of Faith.  The Acclamation of Faith is the verse that we say or sing following the consecration.

The priest sings or says:

Mysterium fidei!  Literally: Mysterium = the mystery; fidei = of faith. 
The Mystery of Faith!

We all respond:

Mortem tuam annuntiamus, Domine,
et tuam resurrectionem confitemur,
donec venias.

Mortem = death
tuam = Your
annuntiamus = we announce or proclaim
Domine = Lord.

We proclaim Your death, O Lord.

et = and
tuam = Your
resurectionem = resurrection
confitemur = confess.

And confess Your resurrection.

donec = until
venias = come.

Until You Come

The whole acclamation:

Mortem tuam annuntiamus, Domine,
We proclaim Your death, O Lord,

et tuam resurrectionem confitemur,
and confess Your resurrection,

donec venias.
until You come.

  1. Please, can you write the second and the third Latin version of the answer to ‘Mysterium fidei’? Have these versions used anyway in the Latin holy mass (missa mundi)? I do not think the Dominican ritus. It begins to use the the Latin version of the holy mass in our parish once a week (I add: at last).
    Thak you very much.
    Karel Tomancak, Olomouc, The Czech Republic.