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Preparing The Environment For Worship

David McNorgan

In Preparing the Environment for Worship, David McNorgan explains that when we pray at liturgy we do so with our entire bodies. Therefore, the preparation of the environment—everything that we might hear, see, smell, taste, and touch—becomes an important part of the celebration. Preparing the Environment for Worship examines different aspects of preparation and discusses the concerns surrounding them. It offers reflections and suggestions to aid in the art of preparing the environment. The full expression of the liturgy's symbols and the active participation of the assembly is the goal of good preparation. Rituals, and the traditions that have fostered them, are included in the discussion. Chapters are "Environment and Ritual," "Transitional Space," "The Baptismal Environment," "Dealing with Space," "Focal Points," "The Things of the Liturgy," and "Embodying the Paschal Mystery."

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Clip Art of the Old Testament

Helen Siegl

These block print illustrations will add meaning and interest to any bulletin or announcement. Helen Siegl provides images from nearly every book of the Hebrew Scriptures. In addition to the page number, a table of contents lists the verse number and provides the related text for each image. The images are also referenced on the page by their Scripture verse.

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The Church Year and the Art of Clemens Schmidt

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Clemens Schmidt, Designer; Placid Stuckenschneider, OSB, Editor

The Church Year and the Art of Clemens Schmidt provides selections from the work of noted liturgical artist Clemens Schmidt in a convenient book/CD-ROM format that illustrate themes organized according to the liturgical year. The variety of line drawings and calligraphy offers a wealth of opportunities for illustrating bulletins, programs, church, school, or personal documents with clip art. The Church Year and the Art of Clemens Schmidt CD-ROM provides a listing of over 105 black-and-white clip art images each saved in three formats: TIFF, BMP, and JPEG. Average image size is 2 ½ x 2 ½ inches at 100%. Each is saved at a resolution of 300 dpi. A set of contact sheets on the CD displays thumbnail black-and-white images. The indexed, searchable contact sheets can be viewed in Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is included on this CD. The clip art images are stored in folders labeled according to the image format (TIFF, BMP, or JPG). They can be inserted into a document using the normal graphic import functions of the word processing or page layout program. System requirements: WINDOWS 95/98/NT i486 or Pentium processor-based personal computer Microsoft Windows 95 or 98 or NT (with Service pack 3 or later) 8 MB of RAM on Windows 95 and Windows 98 (16 MB recommended) MACINTOSH Apple Power Macintosh computer Apple System Software version 8 or later 4.5 MB of RAM available to Acrobat Reader (6.5 MB recommended) 8 MB of available hard disk space This application is designed to be completely self-contained. Nothing will be loaded onto your computer system; everything needed to run the application software is on the CD-ROM. The CD is an "autoload" CD. Insert the CD into your CD reader and Adobe Acrobat Reader will start and display a catalog of images. Clemens Schmidt (1901-1984), is a noted liturgical artist whose designs and calligraphy have appeared for over thirty-five years in publications of The Liturgical Press, particularly in the Bible and Liturgy Sunday Bulletins. Placid Stuckenschneider, OSB, is a liturgical artist at The Liturgical Press and curator of art at St. John's Abbey, Collegeville, Minnesota. He has designed book covers and illustrated texts for books and the Bible and Liturgy Sunday Bulletins published by The Liturgical Press. He has compiled clip art for Clip Art for the Liturgical Year, More Clip Art for the Liturgical Year, and Even More Clip Art for the Liturgical Year. His most recent publication is Clip Art, More, and Even More Clip Art for the Liturgical Year: CD-ROM Edition.

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Worship Music

A Concise Dictionary

Edward Foley, Capuchin, Editor; Mark Bangert, Melva Wilson Costen, Carol Doran, Mark Kligman, David Petras, and Rebecca Slough, Consultants

The history of Western music is intimately tied to the worship of Christians and Jews. It was the Church and synagogue that provided the context for the development of Gregorian chant, the motet, the cantana, and virtually every important theorist, composer, and performer from Ambrose to Zwingli. Worship Music provides concise information on the people, terms, places, and elements of this worship. Ecumenical in scope and cross-cultural in its perspective, Worship Music focuses on the worship music of English-speaking North Americans. Its over 2,500 entries range across every major denomination within Western Christianity, the Byzantine/Slav tradition, and Judaism. Over 60 contributors represent the traditions addressed in the dictionary, providing authenticity in representing the tradition and an insider's perspective on contemporary practices. The dictionary is shaped through the lens of "ritual music which focuses on the function of music in worship (or asks the question of the function of music in worship. It includes brief descriptions, histories, and explanations of musical-liturgical terms and personnel. Bibliographies and extensive cross-referencing can be found throughout the volume. Designed not just for pastoral musicians but all musicians—amateurs, students and professionals—as well as liturgists, Worship Music is an indispensable guide to the musical aspects of worship. Edward Foley, Capuchin, is professor of liturgy and music at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. He is the author of numerous books including Foundations of Christian Music and Music and the Eucharistic Prayer from the American Essays in Liturgy series for which he is the editor.

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Dynamic Equivalence

The Living Language of Christian Worship

Keith F. Pecklers, SJ

In studying the history of the vernacular in worship beginning with the Christian Scriptures, Dynamic Equivalence uncovers the power of a living language to transform communities of faith. How we pray when we come together for common worship has always been significant, but the issue of liturgical language received unprecedented attention in the twentieth century when Latin Rite Roman Catholic worship was opened to the vernacular at Vatican II. Worshiping in one's native tongue continues to be of issue as the churches debate over what type of vernacular should be employed. Dynamic Equivalence traces the history of liturgical language in the Western Christian tradition as a dynamic and living reality. Particular attention is paid to the twentieth century Vernacular Society within the United States and how the vernacular issue was treated at Vatican II, especially within an ecumenical context. The first chapter offers a short history of the vernacular from the first century through the twentieth. The second and third chapters contain a significant amount of archival material, much of which has never been published before. These chapters tell the story of a mixed group of Catholic laity and clergy dedicated to promoting the vernacular during the first half of the twentieth century. Chapter Four begins with a survey of vernacular promotion in the Reformation itself, explores the issue of vernacular worship as an instrument of ecumenical hospitality and concludes with some examples of ecumenical liturgical cooperation in the years immediately preceding the Council. The final chapter treats the vernacular debate at the Council with attention to the Vernacular Society’s role in helping with the implementation of the vernacular. Chapters are "A Brief History of the Vernacular," “The Origins of the Vernacular Society: 1946-1956,” “Pressure for the Vernacular Mounts: 1956-1962,” “Vernacular Worship and Ecumenical Exchange,” “Vatican II and the Vindication of the Vernacular: 1962-1965.” Keith F. Pecklers, SJ, SLD, is professor of liturgy at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome and professor of liturgical history at the Pontifical Liturgical Institute of Sant ‘Anselmo. He is the author of The Unread Vision: The Liturgical Movement in the United States of America 1926-1955, and co-editor of Liturgy for the New Millennium: A Commentary on the Revised Sacramentary, published by The Liturgical Press.

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Sunday Worship

A Planning Guide to Celebration

Kevin Irwin

Presiders and liturgical planners who seek to reflect seasonal and scriptural themes in the Eucharistic celebration for a particular Sunday will find this volume an indispensable sourcebook. Father Irwin wisely guides the reader through the multiple options contained in the Sacramentary and the scriptural pericopes that comprise the three-year cycle of readings.

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Contemplative Participation

Sacrosanctum Concilium Twenty-Five Years Later

Mary Collins, OSB

In the quarter-century since the Fathers of Vatican II set forth Sacrosanctum Concilium, the people of God have worked through a myriad of changes in the celebration of the liturgy. Collins discusses what solid developments in liturgical spirituality have occurred as a result of this document and how Christians may grow to an understanding of those developments.

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Worship and Christian Identity

Practicing Ourselves

E. Byron Anderson

Worship and Christian Identity argues that sacramental and liturgical practices are the central means by which a church shapes the faith, character, and consciousness of its members. Consequently, for any church to set aside such practices as outdated or irrelevant is to set aside the means by which the church nurtures and sustains its theological identity. From this perspective, Anderson explores the following questions: What is the relationship between worship and belief? What is the relationship between corporate worship and the formation of Christian persons and communities? What is the relationship between worship and our knowledge of ourselves, our world, and God? How might our attention to the reform and renewal of worship and sacramental practice provide a framework for theological, evangelical, and sacramental renewal? Questions of sacramental practice, inclusive or transformative language, and the renewal of congregational hymnody have been largely displaced by marketing questions and conflicts between "traditional" and “contemporary” worship. The hour of worship is subdivided now into increasingly specialized “target audiences” of singles, seekers, boomers, and “X-ers” with worship carefully packaged as “traditional” or “contemporary.” What at various points has been understood as a “means of grace” is now seen primarily as a “means of numerical growth.” Missing in the conflict between “traditional” and “contemporary” worship is significant discussion of what is at stake for the identity of Christian persons and communities in the shape and practice of worship. Perhaps more surprising, discussion of the theological shape and practice of worship also has been absent in discussions concerning theological standards. These absences suggest that for many in the church today, worship is a means for expressing a community's belief but has little to do with the shape and character of that belief. The assumption that worship is only or primarily a pragmatic means for expressing a community’s belief stands in sharp contrast to the Christian tradition. This assumption also contrasts with the insights provided by recent work in ritual studies, psychology, and faith development. Worship and Christian Identity is an important book for faculty and students in seminary and graduate programs in liturgical studies and religious education, particularly those interested in the relationships between liturgical studies and practical theology, ritual studies and liturgical theology, as well as the role of worship in Christian formation. Chapters are “Making Claims About Worship,” “Worship as Ritual Knowledge,” “Worship as Ritual Practice,” “Trinitarian Grammar and the Christian Self,” “Trinitarian Grammar and Liturgical Practice,” and “A Vision of Christian Life.” E. Byron Anderson, PhD, is assistant professor of worship at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis. An ordained United Methodist, he has served in parish ministry as pastor, musician, and educator. He is coeditor of Liturgy and the Moral Self, published by The Liturgical Press.

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A Story of the Psalms

Conversation, Canon, and Congregation

V. Steven Parrish

In A Story of the Psalms, V. Steven Parrish relates the book of Psalms and pastoral ministry and sets together recent developments in reading Psalms and current studies of largely North American congregations. In relating Israel's story of emergence, establishment, collapse, and reemergence Parrish explains how in these multiple and often competing conversations we might also hear the Word of God to help today’s congregations in their struggles for identity and purpose. Chapters are "A Story of the Psalms," “Emergence,” “Establishment,” “Collapse,” and “Reemergence.” V. Steven Parrish, Ph.D., is professor of Old Testament at Memphis Theological Seminary. An ordained Cumberland Presbyterian minister, he has served in full-time and interim pastorates in Tennessee.

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The Ministry Of Communion

Michael Kwatera, OSB

Practical advice and vital theology for Eucharistic ministers.

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A Precious Fountain

Music in the Worship of an African American Catholic Community

Mary E. McGann, RSCJ

A Precious Fountain is a work of liturgical ethnography that probes the rich liturgical life of one worshiping community whose roots and practices are at once Black and Catholic, using music as a primary lens through which to explore the community's liturgy and embodied theology. Our Lady of Lourdes community in San Francisco is part of a larger event in the American church: the emergence of a new paradigm of Catholic worship, one that is "authentically Black and truly Catholic." Mary E. McGann, RSCJ, describes how the music worship of Our Lady of Lourdes in San Francisco not only enriches that community but also is an example of how a theology of music is practiced in that parish. She offers this new genre of liturgical literature that brings to light how God’s Spirit is working in the churches through the idioms, perceptions, and insights of specific ethno-cultural communities in this time of massive cultural change and globalization. Mary E. McGann, RSCJ, PhD, is assistant professor of liturgy and music at the Franciscan School of Theology at Berkeley. She is the author of Exploring Music as Worship and Theology and co-author with Edward Foley, Capuchin, of Music in the Eucharistic Prayer published by Liturgical Press.

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Vision

The Scholarly Contributions of Mark Searle to Liturgical Renewal

Anne Y. Koester and Barbara Searle, Editors

This collection of essays by the late Mark Searle provides insights for liturgical study and application. Expanding upon theological ideas and visions, Mark Searle's essays combine theory with practice to topics such as pastoral liturgical studies, the nature of liturgy, the operation of sacraments, and the role of culture in the Church. Introductions by current scholars precede each essay and provide background and introductory information. Chapters are: "Serving the Lord with Justice," "Liturgy as Metaphor," "The Pedagogical Function of the Liturgy," "Reflections on Liturgical Reform," "New Tasks, New Methods: The Emergence of Pastoral Liturgical Studies," "Images and Worship," "Infant Baptism Reconsidered," "Private Religion, Individualistic Society, and Common Worship," "Fons Vitae: A Case Study in the Use of Liturgy as a Theological Source," "Marriage Rites as Documents of Faith: Notes for a Theology of Marriage," "Mark Searle: A Chronology 1941-1992," and "Mark Searle: A Bibliography 1966-1995." Anne Y. Koester is associate director of the Georgetown Center for Liturgy in Washington, D.C. She also edited Liturgy and Justice: To Worship God in Spirit and in Truth published by Liturgical Press. Barbara Searle is a psychologist at the Madison Center and Hospital in South Bend, Indiana and an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Notre Dame.

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Healing Through the Sacraments

Michael Marsch

Sacraments are visible signs of an invisible healing, "medicine for immortality," according to St. Ignatius of Antioch. The sacraments are meant to be experienced as personal encounters with Christ in his Church, so that the healing we so urgently need can go forth from them. The purpose of this book is to contribute to that experience.

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Liturgy and Hermeneutics

Joyce Ann Zimmerman, CPPS

By its very nature, hermeneutics—the art or science of interpreting—is interdisciplinary. It is equally important for scholars of literature, philosophy, biblical texts, and theology. In spite of the fact that interpretation has long been an important concern for Scripture exegetes and that in recent years liturgists have paid increasing attention to methods, there is no major work that specifically addresses the issues of hermeneutics for liturgy. Liturgy and Hermeneutics fills that void. In Liturgy and Hermeneutics Joyce Ann Zimmerman explains that all communication requires some interpretation, even everyday conversations in which we are hardly aware of it. But a great deal of communication is far more complex. Anytime we try to describe such things as an idea, a concept, or an experience, we are well beyond ordinary language use and into the realm of language as a symbol system. Since symbols have both a literal meaning and another level of meaning available only through interpretation, much of our communication is hermeneutical. Liturgy is no exception; it too is hermeneutical. In the past everything about liturgy seemed clear and understandable, and the rituals were denotative. However, Zimmerman argues, that lack of interpretation may have deprived worshipers of the richness proper to liturgy. A non-interpretive approach to liturgy tends to reduce it to rubrics or received grace. We must likewise be wary of an interpretation of liturgy that is too subjective. Only authentic interpretation examines liturgy's richness while remaining faithful to its tradition, doctrinal content, and ritual expressions. In Liturgy and Hermeneutics Zimmerman specifically addresses hermeneutics and its use in liturgy and liturgical studies. Her purpose is twofold: (1) to introduce readers to a complex body of literature so they can become literate in a technical field; and (2) to guide readers through the complex issues and strategies involved in interpreting liturgy (as text, as ritual, as life). Zimmerman does not promote a single hermeneutic approach, but instead points out the advantages and disadvantages of various approaches. Chapters are "What’s at Stake?" “Overview of Hermeneutical Theory and Issues,” “Critical Methods,” “Post-critical Methods,” “Hermeneutics and Liturgical Studies Today,” and an epilogue that raises questions yet to be comprehensively addressed by liturgists. Joyce Ann Zimmerman, CPPS, PhD, STD, is the founding director of the Institute for Liturgical Ministry in Dayton, Ohio and is the founding editor and columnist for Liturgical Ministry. She is an Adjunct Professor of Liturgy; a liturgical consultant; and frequent facilitator of workshops and days of recollection on liturgy, spirituality, and other related topics. She is the author of numerous books and articles on liturgy and spirituality.

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Celebrating the Easter Vigil

Rupert Berger and Hans Hollerweger, Editors; Matthew J. O'Connell, Translator

The revised Roman Calendar emphasizes the unity of the Easter Triduum (Holy Thursday evening to Easter Sunday evening) and considers the Easter Vigil to be the center of the three-day commemoration. But more yet can be done on a pastoral and liturgical level to make the Easter Vigil take root in the life of the people and in the traditions and new customs of the Church. The contributors to this work articulate the extraordinary possibilities latent in the Vigil for celebrating communal life and deepening spiritual understanding. They also provide a specific plan for a more experiential celebration of this "feast of feasts."

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