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The Mass: The Glory, the Mystery, the Tradition


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Guides readers through the different parts of the Catholic mass, from the entrance procession to the blessing and dismissal, and examines the history and spiritual significance of each element of the mass.

About the Author

DONALD CARDINALWUERL 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.

Table of Contents

The Mass is what we do — What makes the Mass : people, places, words, and things. The beginnings in the Bible ; The Mass through history ; Mass : a word about the Word ; Names for the Mass ; Preparing for Mass ; The essentials : bread and wine ; A word about obligation ; The parts of the Mass ; The people at Mass and their roles ; The Church and its furnishings ; The books ; Vessels and cloths ; Vestments ; The Church's calendar — The Mass as it is : a close look. The procession ; The Sign of the Cross ; Confession and mercy : the penitential rite ; Glory to God in the highest! ; The first reading ; The responsorial psalm ; The second reading ; Alleluia! ; The Gospel ; The homily ; The Profession of Faith ; Prayer of the Faithful ; The Offertory ; The Preparation of the Gifts ; The Preface and "Holy, holy, holy" ; The Eucharistic Prayer ; Prayer for the Sending of the Spirit ; The narrative of institution ; Remembrance ; The first elevation of the Host and Chalice ; The Mystery of Faith ; Eucharistic prayers ; The Great Amen ; The Lord's Prayer ; The Sign of Peace ; The Lamb of God ; "I am not worthy" ; Holy Communication ; Should I receive? ; The cleansing of the vessels ; The prayer after Communion ; The Blessing and dismissal.

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The Glory, the Mystery, the Tradition
The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group
Wuerl, Donald W.
Wuerl, Donald W. Archbishop
Aquilina, Mike
Religion : Christianity - Catholic
Religion : Theology
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Religion » Christianity » Christian Rituals and Practice » Sacraments
Religion » Western Religions » Theology

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