Readers will remember several months ago the Rad Trad collated images from the Institute of Christ the King's Good Friday Mass of the Pre-Sanctified in 2003. It is the Rad Trad's most viewed post ever. Unfortunately the Institute did not video record the event. However a church in Ohio, run by some squad of sedevacantists, did manage to record a celebration this year. The Rad Trad came across this quite accidently on YouTube and, after some hesistation, has decided to post it below for purely academic purposes. Note the "haunting" Gospel tone after the Passion and the elements from a regular Mass that compose the Mass of the Pre-Sanctified in part 2, which you can access by clicking the player and getting to YouTube proper. Another unique feature is that this combines rubrics for Pontifical Mass at the Faldstool with the Holy Week rubrics, which is the reason for the odd positioning of the sacred ministers. Also, although I believe Pius XII abolished it in the 1950s, the celebrating bishop has a train on his cassock. I believe one of the deacons of the Passion is Fr. Anthony Cekada, the author.
Hopefully readers will see why, given its structural similarities to the ancient Roman Mass outlined here, and its common prayers with Mass every other day of the year, a friend of the Rad Trad's once argued that the Mass of the Pre-Sanctified is an actual Mass. It has the synaxis. It has the prayers for the Church. And it has the observance of the Eucharist. All distinct from the praying of the Office. There is even that question as to whether or not the wine is consecrated by the mingling of the Blessed Sacrament, which the Easterners still believe happens. The reformers judged this question to be a medieval superstition. So the entire rite was replaced by some readings and a general communion service.
I hope readers will not be put off by the canonically illicit surroundings of this celebration, as we are interested in the rite itself and not the celebrants nor their congregation. I post this in the same spirit and with the same intent that I have published images and recordings of Eastern Orthodox services. The rite itself is part of our Roman patrimony and we ought to learn more about it.
Correction: part 2 is not uploaded, but the end of the Blessed Sacrament procession and the offertory-like ceremonies can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwQnfH2d2bg (the uploader has forbidden embedding for some reason, apologies).