The Mass: The Glory, the Mystery, the Tradition
An insightful and practical exploration of Catholicism’s most sacred tradition.
The Mass: The Glory, the Mystery, the Tradition is an engaging and authoritative guide to Catholicism’s most distinctive practice. And now, with the Church introducing revised language for the Mass, Catholics have a perfect opportunity to renew their understanding of this beautiful and beloved celebration.
With eloquent prose and elegant black-and-white photography, bestselling authors Archbishop Donald Wuerl and Mike Aquilina guide readers through the different parts of the Mass, from the entrance procession to the blessing and dismissal, capturing the deep meaning of elements that are at once ordinary and mysterious: bread and wine, water and candles, altar cloths and ceremonial books.
Step by step, they explain the specifics, such as the order of the Mass, the vessels used, the unique clothing worn, the prayers and responses, the postures and the gestures. Then they explore the rich historical, spiritual and theological background to each. Prayerful but practical, fact-filled but readable, The Mass prepares readers to participate more fully and appreciatively in the sacred rite at the heart of Catholic life.
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Beginning with an explanation of the development of the Mass through history, Cardinal Wuerl (Archbishop of Washington, DC; The Catholic Way: Faith for Living Today) and Aquilina (Eternal Word ... Read full review
A Note from the Authors
The Mass Is What We Do
The Beginnings in the Bible 27 3 The Mass Through
The Procession 93 5 The Sign of the Cross 96 9 Con
charistic Prayer 152 5 Prayer ﬁll the Sending of the Spirit
5 The Mystery of Faith 170 9 Eucharistic Prayers 173 67
Ten Ways to Get More out ofthe Mass
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