The Mass of the Latin Rite in its traditional form, which
has recently been referred to as the 'extraordinary expression
of the 'Lex orandi' by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI,
is and traditionally has been a central liturgy within the Order.
For nearly a thousand years, this form of the Roman Liturgy
has strengthened the members of the Order, and served as a proven
path to Heaven. Before entering battle, while undersiege, and
while caring for the sick, the Knights of the Order attended
this historic and classical form of the Roman Mass. This tradition
and way of life that the Knights of Malta adhere to saved Western
Europe from the invasion of the Muslims in the first half of
the last millenium, and from many other perils. In recent times,
it has proven to be a sure source of strength in the struggles
against Freemasony, Communism and Modernism. The Knights of
Malta are committed to this way of life, and consequently continue
to attend this blessed and noble form of the Latin Liturgy.