To plumb the depths of the Liturgy is to explore the greatest of mysteries. Through the liturgical celebrations of the Church, we participate in the paschal mystery of Christ—and Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection become present to us and effective for us.
Liturgy is holy work where all present are participating. It is not passive, it is active. It is the people of God in the work of God, worshiping and receiving God’s grace, unifying with him and with other worshipers through the sacraments.
The Handbook for Liturgical Studies (5 vols.), now in Pre-Pub at 25% off, is a comprehensive examination and celebration of the Liturgy.
You’ll gain a deeper understanding of the nature and purpose of the Liturgy, sacraments, and sacramentals. Learn the methodology, historical setting, theological and spiritual doctrines, and the pastoral concerns of the liturgy. Examine the subjects in the liturgical ordo, history, and tradition as components of the theology of liturgy. Gain not only a scientific understanding of the liturgy but also an active and spiritually fruitful participation in the ecclesial celebration of Christ’s mystery desired by the Second Vatican Council.
The Handbook for Liturgical Studies (5 vols.) pays significant attention to the role played by the human sciences in the liturgy—psycho-sociology, anthropology, linguistics, and the arts.
Contributors treat pastoral and spiritual considerations in light of liturgical principles and suggest general models based on the meaning and purpose of the liturgy. This comprehensive vision of Christian worship integrates materials from the East and non-Roman West with the Roman.
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