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The Rite of Marriage
To Join Together is a study of the Roman Rite of Marriage wherein historical liturgical practice celebrated three stages: betrothal, luminality, and incorporation. These stages, though they faded from ...
The Rite of Penance
Father Dallen writes about the concrete ways in which the Roman Catholic Church has dealt with sinners in its midst, assisting them to live out the implications of their baptismal conversion and recog ...
The Rite of Confirmation/The Use of Oil and Chrism
Gerard Austin, OP
With its primary focus on the reformed Rite of Confirmation, this book surveys the historical development of the rite, discusses the modern reforms and analyzes present praxis with an eye to the futur ...
Charles W. Gusmer
Priests, deacons, and students of liturgy will find this work a sourcebook for understanding the development of the rites and a guide in the ritual praxis, be it in the church, hospital, home, or emer ...
The Worship of the Eucharist Outside Mass
Nathan Mitchell, OSB
In the first part of this book, Father Mitchell traces the evolution within the Roman Catholic tradition of the cult of the Eucharist outside Mass, a change from holy meal to ritual drama that implied ...
The Rite of Christian Initiation
Aidan Kavanagh, OSB
After revealing the genesis of the Roman tradition of initiation, Kavanagh moves on to the tensions between traditional practice and the need for change. He stresses the Church's ongoing need to focus ...