The Eucharist is the second book of the newly revised and newly translated four-volume work THE CHURCH AT PRAYER, under the general editorship of A. G. Martimort, honorary dean of the faculty of theology, Toulouse. In it, author Robert Cabié, who succeeded Martimort as professor of liturgy at Toulouse, traces the development of the Eucharistic celebration–from the influence of the Jewish festal meal to the post-Vatican II liturgy we celebrate today.
The Eucharist reflects the latest research available and is of significance not only for the liturgical scholar but for the educated lay reader as well. Robert Cabié offers us the fruits of his knowledge of liturgical history and his experience as a teacher and pastor.
The other volumes in the work are: I Principles of the Liturgy (1987); III The Sacraments (Fall 1987); and IV The Liturgy and Time (1986).