A rich resource for all who desire a deeper understanding of this most important celebration of the Christian year.
In the church’s liturgical calendar, the Easter Vigil is far and away the richest in rites and symbols; the most moving in its beauty; the most abundant in biblical readings, prayer texts, and music; and the most demanding and even most tiring for those who take part. In Fire of Love, Water of Life, renowned liturgical theologian Goffredo Boselli focuses his remarkable knowledge and insight upon this central moment of the church’s year, helping readers understand how those who celebrate the Easter Vigil experience the very essence of Christianity. This unforgettable book is a rich resource for presiders, homilists, liturgists, liturgical scholars, and all laity who want a more profound grasp of this most important celebration of the Christian year.
Goffredo Boselli, an advisor on the liturgy to the Italian Bishops Conference, earned his PhD at the Institut Catholique in Paris, and an MA at the Université Sorbonne, Paris. Boselli is the author of several books and articles on the topics of liturgy and spirituality, including The Spiritual Sense of the Liturgy: School of Prayer, Source of Life published by Liturgical Press.