There were radical changes in the Order of Mass promulgated by Pope Paul VI in 1969. Beyond the use of the vernacular, these included a more dialogic format of the Mass, the transformation of the offertory rite to a preparation of gifts, a complete revision of the lectionary, new eucharistic prayers, and communion under both forms. In Eucharistic Adoration after Vatican II, Edward Foley examines the relationship between Vatican II, liturgical prayer, and contemporary eucharistic adoration and devotions.
Edward Foley, Capuchin, is Duns Scotus Professor of Spirituality Emeritus and retired professor of liturgy and music at Catholic Theological Union. Foley has authored or edited thirty books, including A Handbook for Catholic Preaching (Liturgical Press), and his works have been translated into nine languages. A celebrated preacher and presenter, he received a major grant from the John Templeton Foundation for Preaching and the Sciences. A recipient of lifetime achievement awards from the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions, the North American Academy of Liturgy, and the National Association of Pastoral Musicians, he has lectured in over seventy dioceses throughout the English-speaking world.