Advent to Pentecost: Comparing the Seasons in the Ordinary by Patrick Regan,Kevin W. Irwin

By Patrick Regan,Kevin W. Irwin

Since 2007, use of the Roman Missal of 1962 has been commonly authorized in the church. This creates, in influence, liturgical years working at the same time. In Advent to Pentecost, Abbot Patrick Regan compares the prayers and prefaces, readings and rubrics, calendar and chants of the 1962 Missal with these of the Missal because it was once revised following the second one Vatican Council, now in its 3rd version. the result's a amazing demonstration of the elegance and superiority of the reformed Missal over its predecessor, no less than so far as the liturgical 12 months is concerned.

Regan's chapters on introduction, Lent, and the Easter Season are fairly informative simply because those seasons are so assorted within the missals. possibly much less seen are the variations among Holy Week and the Triduum. Regan not just describes exterior adjustments within the providers as restored via Pius XII in 1956 yet explores deeper theological currents, in particular within the courting among the eagerness and resurrection of the Lord within the one paschal secret, to teach how advances during this sector locate expression within the present Triduum celebrations and through the fifty days of Easter. The originality of the e-book lies in most cases right here. the main pressing liturgical problem this day, the writer contends, is to elevate the ars celebrandi to an analogous point of excellence because the Missal itself.

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