The Ceremonies of the Roman Rite Described

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This book, a classic guide to the celebration of the Church's ancient Gregorian Rite in the English-speaking world, will serve priests and seminarians of the twenty-first century-just as it served so many priests of the twentieth-in their pastoral mission, which now necessarily includes familiarity with and openness to the use of the older form of the sacred liturgy. I happily commend it to the clergy, seminarians and laity as a reliable tool for the preparation and celebration of the liturgical rites ...
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Overview

This book, a classic guide to the celebration of the Church's ancient Gregorian Rite in the English-speaking world, will serve priests and seminarians of the twenty-first century-just as it served so many priests of the twentieth-in their pastoral mission, which now necessarily includes familiarity with and openness to the use of the older form of the sacred liturgy. I happily commend it to the clergy, seminarians and laity as a reliable tool for the preparation and celebration of the liturgical rites authoritatively granted by the Holy Father in Summorum Pontificum.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781466485587
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/31/2011
  • Pages: 474
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.95 (d)

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Canon J.B.O'Connell ( d. 1977). Ceremonial and rubrics were his life's work and on the death of Adrian Fortescue in 1923, he was asked to prepare the third edition of this book. Over the next forty years he prepared a further nine editions. Canon O'Connell was a secular priest of the Menevia Diocese.

Alcuin Reid, author of The Organic Development of the Liturgy, is a leading international liturgical scholar. He lives in Southern France where he serves in the Catholic Diocese of Frejus-Toulon.

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Table of Contents

List of Figures 11
List of Tables 12
Sources 12
Abbreviations 13
Preface 15
Introduction 17
I The Church and Its Furniture 24
II The Vestments of the Roman Rite 33
III Liturgical Vessels, Instruments and Books 40
IV Common Ceremonial Actions 45
V The Choir and Assistants at Ceremonies 52
VI Low Mass Said by a Priest 62
VII Low Mass for the Dead 90
VII Mass by a Priest in the Presence of a Prelate 91
IX Low Mass Said by a Bishop 94
X Serving Low Mass 97
XI Solemn Mass 104
XII Some Special Forms of Solemn Mass 155
XIII Sung Mass (Missa Cantata) Without Deacon and Subdeacon 159
XIV The Assistant Priest 167
XV Solemn Mass in the Presence of a Greater Prelate 172
XVI Pontifical Solemn Mass at the Throne 187
XVII Pontifical Solemn Mass at the Faldstool 214
XVIII Pontifical Solemn Mass for the Dead 226
XIX The Faithful at Mass 230
XX Vespers 238
XXI Pontifical Vespers 255
XXII Other Evening Services 275
XXIII Exposition and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament 282
XXIV Advent to Holy Week 296
XXV The First Part of Holy Week 311
XXVI The Triduum Sacrum 322
XXVII Easter to Advent 368
XXVIII The Forty Hours' Prayer 382
XXIX Canonical Visitation and Confirmation 391
XXX The Ceremonies of the Ritual 410
XXXI Funerals 447
XXXII The Installation of a New Parish Priest 468
App The Ceremonies of the Ritual in the U.S.A. 471
Bibliography 483
Index 487
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