How Christ Said the First Mass
Shows how the traditional Mass sums up the entire Old Testament worship from the time of Adam to the time of Christ, how even minute details of the present Mass were used by Christ in the very First Mass, and how they have come down to our day with the same symbolic meaning they originally had. The author delves into the history and tradition of every aspect of Hebrew worship and shows clearly how Our Lord blended and wove them all together into the beautiful liturgy we call the Mass. Impr. 438 pgs, PB
The Celebration of the Mass
Indispensable resource for the traditional Roman Liturgy! J.B. O'Connell, author of several liturgically-related works, is noted for his ability to clearly explain the complex ceremonial workings of the Roman Rite. The Celebration of Mass is valued by clergy and laity alike not only for its concise handling of the general rubrics, but also for its chapters that briefly describe the history of the development of the traditional Roman Mass, liturgical law, and the proper understanding of the force of custom. This is one of the few rubrical books completely in conformity with the new code of rubrics implemented in 1960 that comprise the 1962 edition of the Missale Romanum. Fully indexed and beautifully hardbound in dark green with gold embossing on the cover and spine! This is a must-have for any enthusiast of the Church's sacred liturgy. 622 pages, 9 1/2" x 6 1/2", hardcover, sewn, marking ribbon.
The Latin Mass Explained - eBook
Everything Needed to Understand and Appreciate the Traditional Latin Mass. Fr. George Moorman. 185 Pp. PB. Extremely informative, yet very easy to read! This book explains prayer by prayer, what happens at the Latin Mass and why. Why is the Mass in Latin, the use of silence, bells, specific colors, etc.---and how we participate. Reviews are very enthusiastic! Ties in beautifully with Pope Benedict XVI's motu proprio opening the door to the universal celebration of the Latin Mass. (ISBN-7643). No. 1880.
The Incredible Catholic Mass
An absolute revelation to most Catholics! Based on the Traditional Latin Mass, but actually about the essence of the Mass itself. Shows it is not just a prayer, but a powerful sacrifice given to us by Almighty God to fulfill all our spiritual needs. You will divide your life into "before" and "after" you read this book. Going to Mass will never be the same again, once you appreciate the significance of every Mass (as explained by this book). Every Catholic needs to read this! Impr. 450 pgs, PB
Mass and the Sacraments
The doctrine and history of the 7 Sacraments. Also covers Indulgences and Sacramentals. Topics include the Scriptural background of the Sacraments, their institution by Christ, essential requirements for receving them, their effects in the soul, etc. Will deepen understanding of these 7 lifelines of grace and salvation.
A Short History of the Roman Mass
A short, authoritative, enthralling history of the Roman Mass from the Last Supper to the "Tridentine Mass" as said today. Covers Low Mass, Sacramentaries, other Western Rites, etc. Highlights the reforms of Popes St. Gregory the Great (590-604) and St. Pius V (1566-1572). Says neither "reform" produced a "new" liturgy.