On Holy Thursday, 2000, Pope John Paul II approved the revised Institutio Generalis Missalis Romani, popularly known as the General Instruction of the Roman Missal. The present revision replaces the 1975 edition of the Institutio Generalis and is now available in Latin from the Vatican Press and in an English language study edition from the NCCB Secretariat for the Liturgy.
With the consent of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, the Committee on the Liturgy commissioned its Secretariat to prepare a study translation of the Institutio Generalis which will be published on the same day as the Latin text. The study translation utilizes the most recent translation by the International Commission on English in the Liturgy except for those parts which have been added or modified in the English text.
As a service to visitors to this website, the original Latin edition of the Institutio Generalis Missalis Romani and a summary of this important document can be found by clicking the following links:
Institutio Generalis Missalis Romani Part 1 (in Latin) (in .PDF format)
Institutio Generalis Missalis Romani Part 2 (in Latin) (in .PDF format)
(The .pdf files listed above were provided by the Holy See and are best read with Adobe Acrobat Reader 4.0.)