Nomi Patris, Et Fili, Et Spiritus Sancti. Amen. So, this year if the fiftieth anniversary of the end of Vatican II. Vatican II affected alot in the Church. She opened up more to the people, and helped create a new missal for the Tridentine mass. This 1965 missal influenced the creation of the 1969 missal, which is what we now call the Novus Ordo. Vatican II not only affected the Catholic Churches liturgy, but also affected various Protestant liturgical practices. Most notably, Anglicans and Lutherans. What are your views on the Second Vatican Council, and how do you feel about it's affects on the liturgy? Personally, I think the 1965 missal should have been it! It was basically the 1962 missal with the option of vernacular, and facing the people. It also slightly simplified the prayers at the foot of the altar, and I also think some of the Eucharistic prayers. The Novus Ordo, which was created four years after Vatican II, but inspired by it, in my view is an over simplification of the liturgy. It was also totally un-nessacarry. Something similar to the Novus Ordo is used by many Anglicans and Lutherans... and high church Methodist I think... What are your opinions???