Q. 1. What does "Code of Rubrics" mean?
A. 1. The Code of Rubrics is a three-part liturgical document that was made known by public declaration in 1960 under Pope John XXIII, which in the form of a legal code indicated the rules governing the celebration of the Roman Rite Mass and Divine Office.
The three parts of the Code of Rubrics are:
• The "General Rubrics." These are the rules concerning liturgical days such as Sundays, vigils, feasts, octaves, and matters such as the colour of the sacred vestments.
• The rubrics of the "Roman Breviary."
• The rubrics regarding the "Roman Missal."