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Liturgy


"The liturgy is the summit toward which the activity of the Church is directed; at the same time it is the fountain from which all her power flows"

Vatican II:
Constitution on the Liturgy



Constitution on the Liturgy Vatican II

Spiritus et Sponsa 2003 apostolic letter by Pope John Paul II on the 40th anniversary of the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy

Liturgiam authenticam: On the Use of Vernacular Languages in the Publication of the Books of the Roman Liturgy 2001 document of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments

Directory on Popular Piety and the Liturgy: Principles and Guidelines 2001 document of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments

The General Instruction of the Roman Missal 2002 Decree of the Sacred Congregation for Divine Worship

The Theological Vision of Sacrosanctum Concilium and the Roman Missal From the American Bishops' Committee on the Liturgy

Inculturation and the Roman Liturgy Issued by the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments on March 29, 1994

The General Instruction of the Roman Missal 1975 Decree of the Sacred Congregation for Divine Worship

The Sacred Liturgy Motu Proprio of Pope Paul VI issued on January 25, 1964

The Ottaviani Intervention, 1969 Cardinal Ottaviani was head of the Holy Office during the reign of Pope Pius XII. He, Cardinal Bacci, and a group of Roman theologians opposed many of the changes brought about by the Second Vatican Council, especially in the case of the later changes to Catholic liturgy. This opposition was not effective - Catholic liturgical practice changed throughout the world

Reading the Liturgical Documents By Rev. Jan R. Larson, pastor of Our Lady of Sorrows parish in Snoqualmie, WA, and a liturgy consultant for the Archdiocese of Seattle

Catechism of the Catholic Church The liturgy--Work of the Holy Trinity

Catechism of the Catholic Church Celebrating the Church's Liturgy, I

Catechism of the Catholic Church Celebrating the Church's Liturgy, II

On the Sacred Liturgy Pius XII: Mediator Dei (1947)

Liturgy Preserves Faith Experience of Generations Pope John Paul II's address to those taking part in the plenary assembly of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments on May 3, 1996

Sunday Communion without Mass Pastoral message issued in 1995 by the Kansas bishops

Committee on Divine Worship A standing committee of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops. Includes official documents



'I Got a Crown': The Soul and Genius of Black Worship By J-Glenn Murray, SJ in Thinking Faith: The Online Journal of the British Jesuits, April 2011

Unleashing the Power of Worship By Ruth A Meyers in Anglican Theological Review, Winter 2010

Why worship? Revisiting a Fundamental Liturgical Question By Johan Cilliers, Faculty of Theology, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, in HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies, 2009

Liturgy in the Light of Jewish-Christian Dialogue By Ruth Langer, Boston College, in Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations, 2009

Considering the Other's Tikkun: A Response to Liturgy in the Light of Jewish-Christian Dialogue By Barbara Meyer, Hebrew University/ Hebrew Union College, Jerusalem, in Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations, 2009

Fides Quaerens Corporalitatem: Perspectives on Liturgical Embodiment By J H Cilliers, University of Stellenbosch, in Verbum et Ecclesia, 2009

On Biblical Preaching By Bonnie Thurston in The Way, 2009

Pope Benedict XVI on Liturgy and Sacrifice By Douglas Knight in Studia Theologica, 2009

Intergenerational Worship By Edward D. Seely in Common Ground Journal, Fall 2008. Scroll down to page 105

On the Name of God By Cardinal Francis Arinze, 2008

The Holy Spirit in the Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom By Most Rev. Kallistos Ware, Metropolitan of Diokleia, Chairman of the Anglican-Orthodox Theological Dialogue, March 2007

Do Freedom and Spontaneity Undermine Liturgy? By Andrew Hamilton in Eureka Street, March 2007

The Tridentine Mass Again: Can the Church Celebrate in Two Rites? By Joseph Grayland in Compass: A Review of Topical Theology, Spring 2007

Dirty Feet By Father Paul Turner in FDLC Newsletter, October-November 2007

How Accessible Are the New Mass Translations? By Bishop Donald Trautman in America, May 2007

Liturgical Inculturation and Postmodern Culture By Michael Amaladoss, S.J. in East Asian Pastoral Review, 2007

Enlivening Our Proclamation of the Gospel in Liturgy By Martin Samson in Journal for the Renewal of Religion and Theology, December 2006

Canon, Cult and Covenant: The Promise of Liturgical Hermeneutics By Scott W. Hahn, in Canon and Biblical Interpretaion, Zondervan, 2006

Scripture and the Liturgy: Inseparably United By Scott Hahn in Origins, March 2006

Celebrating the Feasts of the Old Testament in Christian Contexts By Magdel le Roux, Department of Old Testament and Ancient Near Eastern Studies, University of South Africa, in HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies, 2006

The Role of Worship and Ethics on the Road towards Reconciliation By B A Muller, Emeritus, University of Stellenbosch, in Verbum et Ecclesia, 2006

Ministerial Dress for Worship in Southern Africa Presbyterianism By Graham A. Duncan in HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies, 2006

Body, Dance and Worship By Karen Sheil in McMaster Journal of Theology and Ministry, vol 7, 2006

Dance as Worship By Luz Iglesias in McMaster Journal of Theology and Ministry, vol 7, 2006

Animals as Grace: On Being an Animal Liturgist By Andrew Linzey in The Way, 2006

Normative Liturgy By Father Paul Colloton in Clergy Update, May 2006

On the Translation of Pro Multis By Cardinal Francis Arinze, 2006

Active Participation and Liturgical Translations By Bishop Donald Trautman in Emmanuel, 2006

Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem: Liturgy and Peace in Context By Keith F. Pecklers, S.J. in East Asian Pastoral Review, 2006

Worship in the Word: Toward a Liturgical Hermeneutic By Scott W. Hahn, St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, in Letter & Spirit: A Journal of Catholic Biblical Theology, 2005

Branches of That Good Olive Tree: 21st Century Liturgical Challenges and Possibilities By Audrey Doetzel in Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations, 2005

Christian Prayer and Song in a Post-Holocaust Church By E. Byron Anderson, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, in Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations, 2005

Liturgy Matters: Liturgy and Scripture as the Mirror of Catholicity By Damien Casey in Australian EJournal of Theology, February 2005

Still Because of the Weakness of Some? A Descriptive Exploration of the Lord's Supper in South Africa, 1948-2002 By C Wepener, University of Stellenbosch, in Verbum et Ecclesia, 2005

Feasting and Fasting in the German Lutheran Church in Every Day Life and in the Liturgy By Dompastor Wolfgang Grusnick, Cathedral of Luebeck, Germany, March 2005

Vatican II and the Liturgical Renewal: An Unfinished Agenda By Keith F. Pecklers, S.J. in East Asian Pastoral Review, 2005

Popular Religion, the Liturgy, and the Cult of the Dead By Peter C. Phan in East Asian Pastoral Review, 2005

Recognizing the Presence of Christ in the Liturgical Assembly By Judith Marie Kubicki in Theological Studies, December 2004

Lex orandi lex credendi: Liturgy as Locus Theologicus in the Fifth Century? By Daniel G. Van Slyke in Josephinum Journal of Theology, Summer/Fall 2004

Worship as High Art: The Liturgy as the Epiphany of Beauty and Truth By at the “Epiphanies of Beauty” Conference in the Center for Ethics and Culture at the University of Notre Dame, 2004

  Hippolytus and the "Apostolic Tradition”: Recent Research and Commentary By John F. Baldovin in Theological Studies, September 2003

Fording the Impasse: Beyond the 'Reform of the Reform' of the Liturgy By Gerard Moore SM in Compass: A Review of Topical Theology, Winter 2003

The Orations of the Vatican II Missal: Policies for Revision By Lauren Pristas in Communio: International Catholic Review, Winter 2003

The Common Word: Recovering Liturgical Speech - Prayer By Catherine Madsen in Cross Currents, Summer 2002

Ecclesia in Oceania: Liturgical Perspectives By Gerard Moore SM in Compass: A Review of Topical Theology, Winter 2002

Celebrating Liturgical Renewal: Its Successes and Future Challenges By Bishop Donald Trautman, 2002

Liturgiam Authenticam And Inculturation By Anscar J. Chupungco, O.S.B. in East Asian Pastoral Review, 2002

Liturgical translation at a crossroads By Tom Elich in Compass: A Review of Topical Theology, Summer 2002

For What It's Worth: Theatre and Church By Brian Magorrian in Quodlibet Online Journal of Christian Theology and Philosophy, Spring 2001

Spiritual Growth Through Worship By Jim Murdoch in Quodlibet Online Journal of Christian Theology and Philosophy, Spring 2001

Where is Catholic Liturgy Going By John Baldovin in The Way, 2001

Removing Anti-Jewish Polemic from Our Christian Lectionaries: A Proposal By Norman A. Beck, professor of theology and classical languages at Texas Lutheran University, 2001

God's Special Presence in Worship By John W. (Jack) Carter, 2000

Parousia and Liturgy By Margaret Barker in her book The Revelation of Jesus Christ, Edinburgh, 2000

Ours Is An Altar and a Pulpit! By Bishop Joseph Perry, 2000

Black Catholic Worship By Bishop Joseph Perry, 2000

Sacred Space: A Place Where We Show God Respect By Bishop Joseph Perry, 2000

He Came to Nazareth… On the Sabbath Day¨: The Sabbath, the Biblical Jubilee, and the Christian Sunday By Helen R. Graham, M.M. in East Asian Pastoral Review, 2000

Towards Asian Liturgical Inculturation By Jonathan Yun-Ka Tan, December 1999

The Worth of Worship By Michael Knowles in McMaster Journal of Theology and Ministry, vol 2, 1999

Constructing an Asian Theology of Liturgical Inculturation from the Documents of the Federation of Asian Bishops Conferences By Jonathan Tan Yun-ka in East Asian Pastoral Review, 1999

How Dialogue with Jews has Transformed the Holy Week Liturgy By Rev. Albert Radcliffe, Canon at Manchester Anglican Cathedral

Love Songs to the Dead: The Liturgical Voice as Mentor and Reminder By Catherine Madsen in CrossCurrents, Winter 1998

The Manifold Presence of Christ in the Liturgy By Michael G. Witczak in Theological Studies, December 1998

From Study of Scripture to a Reenactment of Sinai: The Emergence of the Synagogue Torah Service By Ruth Langer, Theology Department, Boston College, in Worship, 1998

The Ways We Worship By Avery Dulles, SJ, in First Things, March 1998

Liturgical Renewal: Two Latin Rites? By Archbishop Rembert Weakland, O.S.B., 1998

Encountering Jesus Christ in the Liturgy By Corrado Maggioni in Tertium Millennium, 1997

Devotion to Martyrs in the Roman Liturgy By Mario Lessi-Ariosto in Tertium Millennium, 1997

Liturgical and Biblical Texts for The Third Millennium By Bishop Donald Trautman, 1997

The Quest for Liturgy: Both Catholic and Contemporary By Bishop Donald Trautman, 1997

What You Can Learn from African-American Liturgy By Father Anthony Vader in Parish Liturgy, October-December 1996

The Tetragrammaton By Father Michael Gilligan, revised from Liturgical Ministry Spring 1996

Liturgical Theology: Who's in Charge By Andrew Cameron-Mowat in The Way, 1995

The Playfulness of the Liturgy By Romano Guardini in Communio: International Catholic Review, Spring 1994

A reflection on the book of blessings By Lawrence E. Frizzell in SIDIC Periodical, 1993

The Catechetical Role of the Liturgy and the Quality of Liturgical Texts: The Current ICEL Translation By Erasmo Leiva-Merikakis in Communio: International Catholic Review, Spring 1993

Liturgy and Social Action By Bede Smith in The Way, 1990

Liturgy: Art or Science? By Ernest Sands in The Way, 1990

Refracted Light: The Problem of the Visual in Liturgy By Robin Gibbons in The Way, 1990

Discovering the Prayer of the Church By Jim Cotter in The Way, 1990

The Nature and Function of the Liturgical Homily By John Baldovin in The Way, 1990

Liturgy: The Church's 'Work' of Praising God By Carol Luebering in Catholic Update, 1987

Catholic Liturgical Reform By German Martinez in Theology Today, 1986

Ritual is Essential By Dolores LaChapelle in In Context, Spring 1984. Seeing ritual and ceremony as sophisticated social and spiritual technology

The Homily in Synagogue Liturgy By Maria Gallo in SIDIC Periodical, 1984

Jewish Family Liturgy: A source of Inspiration for the Celebration of the Lord's Day in the Home By Marie-Helene Fournier in SIDIC Periodical, 1984

The Beginnings of Christian Liturgy in Judaism By Sharon Burns in SIDIC Periodical, 1984

Jewish family Liturgy: A Source of Inspiration for the Celebration of the Lord's Day in the Home By Marie-Helene Fournier in SIDIC Periodical, 1984

Images and Worship By Martin Searle in The Way, 1984

Liturgy via Electronic Communication: Is It Possible? By Christopher Kiesling in Spirituality Today, 1983

The Proclamation of the Holiness of God as a Form of Witness By Carmine Di Sante in SIDIC Periodical, 1983

The Christian Confronts Death - Funeral Rites in Churches of the Syriac Tradition By Jeanne-Ghislaine Van Over Straeten in SIDIC Periodical, 1983

Jewish and Christian Liturgy in the Face of Death By Carmine Di Sante in SIDIC Periodical, 1983

The Paradox of Liturgy By Kevin Donovan in The Way, 1981

Liturgy and Pluriformity By Peter E. Fink in The Way, 1980

'Space' for Worship By Madeleine Simon in The Way, 1980

Serving the Word: Suggested Guidelines for Homilists By Eugene Fisher in SIDIC Periodical, 1978

The Christian Sunday By Adrien Nocent in SIDIC Periodical, 1977

Anti-Jewish Elements In Liturgy: A Challenge to Christians By Piet Van Boxel and Margaret Mcgrath in SIDIC Periodical, 1977

Symbolism in Worship III By David Power in The Way, 1975

Symbolism in Worship IV By David Power in The Way, 1975

A Theologian's Challenge to Liturgy By Walter J. Burghardt in Theological Studies, June 1974

Symbols, Meaning, and the Divine Presence By Langdon Gilkey in Theological Studies, June 1974

Sacrificium Laudis: Content and Function of Early Eucharistic Prayers By Edward J. Kilmartin in Theological Studies, June 1974

Worship and Culture: Mirror or Beacon? By James F. White in Theological Studies, June 1974

American Liturgy: A Theological Locus By John Gallen in Theological Studies, June 1974

Symbolism in Worship II By David Power in The Way, 1974

Christian Liturgy: Its Roots in Judaism By Sofia Cavalletti in SIDIC Periodical, 1973

The Importance of Jewish-Christian Relations for Christian Liturgy By C. A. Rijk in SIDIC Periodical, 1973

The Necessity of Ritual By John Gallen in The Way, 1973

Symbolism in Worship I By David Power in The Way, 1973

Liturgy and Communication By Kevin Donovan in The Way, 1972

Is there a distinct American contribution to the development of the Liturgy? By Godfrey Diekmann in Proceedings of the Catholic Theological Society of America, 1971

Liturgical Prayers By Clifford Howell in The Way, 1970

A Relevant Liturgy By Aidan Kavanagh in The Way, 1970

The Need for Ritual By Kevin Donovan in The Way, 1970

Pro Vobis et pro Multis Effundetur ("For you and for the many is poured out") By Max Zerwick, SJ in Notitiae, May 1970

Does Liturgy Call for the Church? By Kilian McDonnell in Proceedings of the Catholic Theological Society of America, 1970

The Assumption and the Jerusalem Liturgy By Joseph H. Crehan in Theological Studies, June 1969

Consilium ad Exsequendam. Constitutionem de Sacra Liturgia By Gaston Fontaine in SIDIC Periodical, 1967

The Work of the Liturgical Council By C. A. Rijk in SIDIC Periodical, 1967

Commentaties in Missals By Lucille Poulin in SIDIC Periodical, 1967

The Liturgy and Catholic-Jewish Relations By Sharon MacIsaac in SIDIC Periodical, 1967

Ritual Crimes By Elsa Pariente | M. E. Yarnitzky in SIDIC Periodical, 1967

Bonds between Two Liturgies -- Holland By C. A. Rijk in SIDIC Periodical, 1967

Jews in Oriental Christian Liturgy By Marie Despina in SIDIC Periodical, 1967

Towards the Messianic Passover By Cardinal Lercaro in SIDIC Periodical, 1967

Liturgical Reform in Israel By Marie Legrain in SIDIC Periodical, 1967

The Worship of the Church By Kevin Donovan in The Way, 1967

The liturgical dimensions of scriptural and theological studies By Kieran Conley in Proceedings of the Catholic Theological Society of America, 1965

A Letter from Romano Guardini on the Essence of the Liturgical Act By Romano Guardini, 1964

Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy By Maurice B. Schepers in Proceedings of the Catholic Theological Society of America, 1964

Origins and Meaning of the Christian Altar By Peter J. Riga in The American Ecclesiastical Review, August 1963

'Come, Lord Jesus' By David Stanley in The Way, 1961

Recent Publications in Liturgy By Gerald Ellard in Theological Studies, September 1960

Christological Disputes and Their Influence on the Liturgy By Joseph Jungmann, S.J. in The Early Liturgy, University of Notre Dame Press, 1959

The Nature and Definition of Liturgy By John H. Miller in Theological Studies, September 1957

The Liturgical Mysticism of Theodore of Mopsuestia By Johannes Quasten in Theological Studies, September 1954

Devotion to the Holy Cross and a Dislocated Mass-text By Gerald Ellard in Theological Studies, September 1950

Recent Work in Liturgy By Gerald Ellard in Theological Studies, June 1949

Abel's Place in the Liturgy By John Hennig in Theological Studies, March 1946

The Blessing of the Baptismal Font in the Syrian Rite of the Fourth Century By Johannes Quasten in Theological Studies, June 1946

Alcuin and Some Favored Votive Masses By Gerald Ellard in Theological Studies, March 1940

Liturgy and Sociology By Dorothy Day in The Catholic Worker, December 1935

The Spirit of the Liturgy By Romano Guardini. Translated by Ada Lane. Chapter 2: The Fellowship of the Liturgy. Chapter 3: The Style of the Liturgy. Chapter 4: The Symbolism of the Liturgy. Chapter 5: The Playfulness of the Liturgy. Chapter 6: The Seriousness of the Liturgy. Chapter 7: The Primacy of the Logos over the Ethos. 1930

The Spirit of the Liturgy By Romano Guardini, 1930

The Ceremonies of the Roman Rite Described by Adrian Fortescue, in accordance with the rubrics of liturgical books, the decrees of the congregation of sacred rites, the code of canon law, and approved authors...with plans and diagrams by the author, 1918

The Ceremonies of the Roman rite Described by Adrian Fortescue, in accordance with the rubrics of liturgical books, the decrees of the congregation of sacred rites, the code of canon law, and approved authors...with plans and diagrams by the author and with a preface by His Eminence Cardinal Bourne, 1918

The Memory of our Dead Book by Herbert Thurston, SJ, 1915

Christian Mysteries or, Discourses for All the Great Feasts of the Year, except Those of the Blessed Virgin By Jeremias Bonomelli, Bishop of Cremona, 1910

New Series of Homilies for the Whole Year By Jeremias Bonomelli, Bishop of Cremona, volume 1, 1909

Sermon Composition: A Method for Students Book by George S. Hitchcock, S.J., 1908

On Religious Worship and Some Defects in Popular Devotions By Jeremias Bonomelli, Bishop of Cremona, 1907

Liturgy By Cyrus Adler and Ludwig Blau in the Jewish Encyclopedia, 1906

The Sanctuary Literature of Mediaeval England By Rev. G. E. Price. Scroll to page 440. The American Catholic Quarterly Review, Volume 31, From January to October, 1906

The Christian Altar By Ellis Schreiber. Scroll to page 658. The American Catholic Quarterly Review, Volume 31, From January to October, 1906

The Watches of the Sacred Passion: With Before and After Book by Peter Gallwey, SJ, 1896



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Adoremus The agenda for liturgical renewal put forward by some Catholics who believe that "the Church has suffered greviously at the hands of some misguided liturgists."

Roman Liturgy You will find here all kind of information useful for preparing ceremonies of the Roman rite of the Catholic Church

The Center for Liturgy at Saint Louis University The Center warmly invites ALL members of the assembly to prepare for Sunday Mass by using this site

Notre Dame Center for Liturgy Conferences, publications, bibliographies, documents, liturgy links, daily prayer

Lift Up Your Hearts Worship & Spirituality Site of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada

Histories and Guides to the Medieval Liturgy: A Bibliography

Meeting Christ in the Liturgy Weekly reflections by Fr. K. M. Cusick on the Scriptures of the sacred Liturgy and the Catechism of the Catholic Church

The Catholic Liturgical Library An ambitious site that will eventually contain documents as well as information on liturgical art, architecture, music, and practices

Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions

Frank Henderson's Page on Liturgy and Medieval Women Henderson is editor of the Proceedings of the North American Academy of Liturgy

Liturgy, Justice and the Reign of God: Integrating Vision and Practice Complete text of the 1999 book by J. Frank Henderson, Stephen Larson, Kathleen Quinn

Liturgy Produced under the auspices of the "On-Line Ministries," sponsored by the Collaborative Ministries Office of Creighton University

Lectionaries Old and New Kevin P. Edgecomb's page listing early western, east Syrian, Armenian, modern eastern and modern western lectionaries

Liturgy Monastic Topics links from the Benedictines

Liturgy Resources for Catholic Educators

Liturgy Irish Theological Association


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