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The Ordines Romani (Latin for Roman Orders), the are collections of documents that are the rubrics for the Medieval Mass of the Roman Rite.

They span many centuries throughout the Middle Ages.

The rubrics for the Liturgy are found in Orders I, VII, IX-X, XV-XVII.

Those for Baptism are found in Orders XI, XXII-XXIV and XXV.

Those for Ordination are found in Orders XXXIV-XXXV, and XXXIX.

Those for Funerals are found in Order XLIV.

Finally, those provisions that deal with the Dedications of Churches are found in Orders XLI-XLIII.

The oldest Order is Order XI which is from around AD 650 and concerns Baptism. The most complete compilation available to the scholar was written by a Frenchman surnamed Andrieu.

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