The Mass: The Glory, the Mystery, the Tradition

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Random House Incorporated, Mar 5, 2013 - Religion - 219 pages
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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

Contents

A Note from the Authors
7
The Mass Is What We Do
21
The Beginnings in the Bible 27 3 The Mass Through
39
The Procession 93 5 The Sign of the Cross 96 9 Con
116
charistic Prayer 152 5 Prayer fill the Sending of the Spirit
157
5 The Mystery of Faith 170 9 Eucharistic Prayers 173 67
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Ten Ways to Get More out ofthe Mass
209
For Further Reading
217
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DONALD CARDINAL WUERL is the Archbishop of Washington, D.C., and the bestselling author of The Catholic Way. He is known nationally for his catechetical and teaching ministry and for his efforts on behalf of Catholic education.
 
MIKE AQUILINA is the author of over 20 books, including The Mass of the Early Christians and Fire of God’s Love: 120 Reflections on the Eucharist. He appears regularly on EWTN with Scott Hahn.


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