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  • Living Liturgy Sunday Missal 2022

    $9.95

    Living LiturgyTM Sunday Missal combines essential liturgical content with the finest presentation on the market today. This annual, one-issue Sunday Mass pew missal is compatible with any hymnal program and affordably priced for parishes.

    *Gospel reflection for each Sunday

    *Readings and congregational dialogue in large, 13-point, bold type

    *Two-color text in sense lines

    *High-quality cover and paper

    *Includes the Rite of the Liturgy of the Word and the Rite for Distributing Holy Communion Outside Mass

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  • Living Liturgy Year C 2022

    $19.95

    Living Liturgy 2022 provides practical, sound, and inspiring content from expert authors to enrich your parish liturgy and ministry. A robust formation program, Living Liturgy offers the readings, plus insightful reflections and contextual background information for Sundays, Solemnities, and additional feasts of liturgical and national importance. This best-selling annual resource is ideal for parish ministers, liturgists, pastors, planning committees, and RCIA programs.

    An entirely new resource prepared for each liturgical year, Living Liturgy gives your team the spiritual preparation they need to serve in their ministries, integrating daily living, prayer, and study in an inviting and easy-to-use format. Engaging art by Ruberval Monteiro da Silva, OSB, complements the text and invites further reflection on the Gospel of the day. This indispensable guide deepens a liturgical spirituality and strengthens the worship experience for the whole parish.

    Featured Liturgical Texts
    *Collect
    *First Reading
    *Responsorial Psalm
    *Second Reading
    *Gospel Acclamation
    *Gospel

    Featured Content
    *Reflecting on the Gospel
    *Focusing the Gospel
    *Connecting the Gospel to the Readings
    *Connecting the Responsorial Psalm to the Readings
    *Prompts for Faith-Sharing
    *Model Penitential Act
    *Homily Points
    *Model Universal Prayer (Prayer of the Faithful)
    *About Liturgy and Music
    *And more!

    Additional Features
    *Calendar-dated
    *Pronunciation guide
    *Readings in sense lines

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  • Common Worship Baptism And Confirmation

    $56.00

    This volume offers a complete collection of the authorised Common Worship baptism and confirmation services, including the Additional Baptism Texts in Accessible Language developed by the Liturgical Commission.

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  • Liturgical Sermons Volume 1 Aelred Of Rievalux

    $49.95

    Aelred (1110-1167) served Rievaulx Abbey, the second Cistercian monastery in England, for twenty years as abbot. During his abbacy he wrote thirteen treatises, some offering spiritual guidance and others seeking to advise King Henry II. He also wrote thirty-one sermons as a commentary on Isaiah 13-16 and 182 surviving liturgical sermons, mostly addressed to his monks.

    This volume contains the first half of Aelred’s ninety-eight liturgical sermons from the Reading-Cluny collection, Sermons 85 through 133. For the most part, the collection follows the liturgical year, beginning in this volume with three sermons for Advent and ending with five for Pentecost and three for the Solemnity of the Holy Trinity. Sermons 134 through 182, from the Nativity of John the Baptist (June 24) through the Feast of All Saints, will appear in CF 87. These sermons appear to contain evidence of Aelred’s editorial additions to the autograph of the sermons, as he added selections from patristic and medieval authors within the sermons and between them.

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  • Worship Workbook : A Practical Guide For Extraordinary Christian Liturgy (Workbo

    $26.99

    Extraordinary Christian worship is honest and versatile in its expressions of diverse liturgy.

    A Worship Workbook: A Practical Guide for Extraordinary Christian Liturgy introduces crucial and under-examined liturgical and social concepts for more honest and versatile excellence in the leadership of Christian worship. By honest, this workbook differentiates itself from other worship resources by swiftly and surgically underscoring how liturgy has led to transgressions as well as living out the truth of the Gospel. For example, the communion table for some is seen as violent because of the Crusaders who ate and drank of the meal before battle. Claiming that disturbing past and responding to it nurtures deeper and stronger practices of the Lord’s Supper. By versatile, this workbook offers practical advice for widening the reach and accessibility of liturgy as well as its social awareness so that, for example, celebrations of indigenous peoples are not reserved for a special Sunday. This workbook will inspire church leaders to commit to gathering people of diversity as an expression of faithfulness in God.

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  • Worshp And The World To Come

    $35.00

    Christians sing because we are people of hope. Yet our hope is unlike other kinds of hope. We are not optimists; nor are we escapists. Christian hope is uniquely shaped by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead and by the promise of our own future resurrection. How is that hope both expressed and experienced in contemporary worship? In this volume in the Dynamics of Christian Worship series, pastor, theologian, and songwriter Glenn Packiam explores what Christians sing about when they sing about hope and what kind of hope they experience when they worship together. Through his analysis and reflection, we find that Christian worship is crucial to both the proclamation and the formation of Christian hope.

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  • Living Liturgy Sunday Missal 2021

    $9.95

    Living Liturgy(TM) Sunday Missal combines essential liturgical content with the finest presentation on the market today. This annual, one-issue Sunday Mass pew missal is compatible with any hymnal program and affordably priced for parishes.
    *Gospel reflection for each Sunday
    *Readings and congregational dialogue in large, 13-point, bold type
    *Two-color text in sense lines
    *High-quality cover and paper
    *Includes the rite of the Liturgy of the Word and the Rite for Distributing Holy Communion Outside Mass

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  • Living Liturgy For Music Ministers Year B 2021

    $9.95

    Inspire music ministers to lead the assembly more effectively in the Liturgy of the Word with Living Liturgy(TM) for Music Ministers. Fresh content and an engaging team of contributors offer music ministers the spiritual preparation they need to be confident, strong leaders of sung prayer. The Liturgy of the Word, and particularly the psalm, will come alive in new ways for those involved in music ministry and the entire worshiping assembly. It is the perfect support tool for your parish music ministry.

    Living Liturgy(TM) for Music Ministers begins with the First Sunday of Advent 2020 and includes the following: Readings and responsorial psalm for every Sunday, readings and responsorial psalm for Ash Wednesday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil Mass, and holy days of obligation, reflection on the day’s gospel reading, connecting the responsorial psalm to the readings, suggestions for psalmist’s spiritual preparation.

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  • Living Liturgy For Extraordinary Ministers Of Holy Communion Year B 2021

    $9.95

    This concise, easy-to-use resource from a team of fresh new voices provides spiritual nourishment and encouragement to help extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion prepare for their role during liturgy or visits to the sick and homebound. By focusing on the Sunday gospels and the Communion minister’s own personal reflection, this indispensable aid helps those involved to reverently and prayerfully prepare and carry out their ministry.

    Living Liturgy(TM) for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion begins with the First Sunday of Advent 2020 and includes the following:
    *Sunday-by-Sunday gospels
    *Personal reflections for Communion ministers
    *A brief theology of the ministry
    *A separate insert card with the rite for Administration of Communion to the Sick by an *Extraordinary Minister
    *A page for inscription of the minister’s name and church

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  • Living Liturgy Year B 2021

    $19.95

    SKU (ISBN): 9780814664636Orin Johnson | Katy Rice | Verna HolyheadBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 2020Publisher: Liturgical Press Print On Demand Product

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  • Common Worship Lectionary Advent 2020 To The Eve Of Advent 2021

    $7.99

    This essential handbook for the preparation of worship presents the authorised Bible readings (references only) for the liturgical year beginning Advent Sunday 2020.

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  • Lindisfarne Liturgies For Christian Festivals

    $19.99

    Ray Simpson’s liturgical prayers for Christian festivals provide worship for individuals, new monastic groups and churches. They reconnect the modern world with the seasons and the soil, the saints and the streets, the struggles, senses and silence, as well as the Spirit and the Scriptures. These inclusive patterns of worship are drawn from early and contemporary Celtic devotion, Anglican, Orthodox, Reformed and Roman Catholic sources.

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  • Stirring Waters : Feminist Liturgies For Justice

    $39.95

    For years, religious leaders and communities around the world have turned to the Women’s Alliance for Theology, Ethics, and Ritual (WATER) for feminist liturgies for justice. Now-in celebration of the organization’s thirty-fifth anniversary-Stirring Waters gathers fifty-two of these beautiful liturgies, ready-made to help your community venerate powerful women of faith, develop a richer and deeper spirituality, and take real action for justice.

    Use the liturgies in this book as a resource to nourish the souls and focus the passions of the people you serve. Help them reflect on great women like the prophetess Miriam and Julian of Norwich; provoke and disturb them on occasions like Earth Day and World Water Day; energize them on International Women’s Day and Black History Month; and rejuvenate drooping spirits with liturgies of healing and gratitude. Never again will you scramble or struggle to provide community prayer that is worthwhile, nourishing, and even electrifying.

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  • Common Worship Lectionary Advent 2020 To The Eve Of Advent 2021 (Large Type)

    $12.99

    This essential handbook for the preparation of worship presents the authorised Bible readings (references only) for the liturgical year beginning Advent Sunday 2020.

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  • Authentic Liturgy : Minds In Tune With Voices

    $34.95

    Authenticity is a value difficult to define but impossible to ignore in contemporary life. The desire for authentic experience pervades art, music, food, dating, marketing, and politics. Worship is no exception: Vatican documents, megachurch websites, pastors, and liturgy planners all make competing claims to offer the genuine article. But what makes liturgy authentic? What distinguishes real celebration from artificial spectacle, heartfelt prayer from empty ritualism, a living tradition from both stagnation and gimmickry? Can today’s Christians perform the liturgy so that it is not a mere performance but a sincere offering of their whole selves?

    In this book, Nathaniel Marx argues that the defining characteristic of authentic liturgy is harmony. Authentic liturgy happens when the minds of participants are in tune with their voices. The call for worshipers to harmonize their inward and outward offerings of prayer is discernible in the Bible, in the history of Christian prayer, and in diverse efforts to invigorate communal worship today. Marx’s argument unfolds the meaning of this call to authentic worship through a provocative and wide-ranging study incorporating scriptural exegesis, liturgical history, anthropology of ritual, and philosophy of action. He argues that authenticity is not a modern buzzword but an ancient virtue essential to worshiping in a spirit of communion.

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  • Prayers For Public Worship

    $12.99

    This book brings together over 300 beautiful prayers for advent and the Season of Christmas, written by four of the best-loved and most distinguished Christian writers: David Adam, Nick Fawcett, Susan Sayers, and Ray Simpson. This book is an invaluable resource for all those who prepare public worship.

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  • Glenstal Companion To The Readings Of The Easter Vigil

    $24.95

    The Glenstal Companion to the Readings of the Easter Vigil explores the dynamic of the Vigil readings by examining a single reading, in its liturgical context, to provide nourishing commentary to deepen your encounter with God’s Word. Parishioners will come to appreciate how the extended reading of passages from the Old Testament, in the light of the Paschal Candle, creates a sense of expectancy and focuses on the central reality of the Christian faith–what the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ mean for the salvation of all people. Includes commentary for each of the readings of the Easter Vigil: the seven Old Testament readings, the Epistle, and the Gospels for years A, B and C.

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  • New Saint Joseph Handbook For Proclaimers Of The Word 2021

    $10.95

    This edition of the Handbook for Proclaimers of the Word from Catholic Book Publishing contains the approved New American Bible text of the Readings for Mass on Sundays and Holydays for 2021 the liturgical Year B or Year of Mark. A valuable introduction by well-known author Rev. Jude Winkler, OFM Conv. traces the historical tradition of Ministers of the Word, affirms the modern lector within that context, and provides practical tips. The Handbook also contains a commentary to help the lector or proclaimer of the Word to understand the reading being proclaimed, along with Pastoral Reflections.

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  • Misal Romano Edicion De Estudi

    $49.95

    El Misal Romano: Edicion de Estudio proporciona la pagina exacta para el contenido de la pagina de Misal Romano, Tercera Edicion en un formato de libro estandar. La edicion de estudioes una version mas portatil y conveniente para clerigos, liturgistas, investigadores y todos los que deseen usarla para planificar y estudiar. Se incluyen ilustraciones originales del ilustrador liturgico y artista Emanuel Franco-Gomez, OCarm (en escala de grises tambien). El libro es durable y esta hecho con papel resistente y una encuadernacion robusta.

    Emanuel Franco-Gomez, OCarm., creo todo el arte para la edicion de Liturgical Press del Misal Romano. Es un religioso carmelito de la Provincia Americana del Purisimo Corazon de Maria. Originario de Mexico, actualmente esta cursando un posgrado en Teologia en la Universidad Catolica de America en Washington, DC. Emanuel es un consumado artista, compositor y escritor.

    Este titulo disponible solamente en Espaol./This book is written in Spanish only.

    The Misal Romano: Study Edition provides the exact page for page content of Misal Romano, Third Edition in a standard book format. The Study Edition is a more portable version perfect for clergy, liturgists, scholars, and all who wish to use it for planning and study. Original illustrations by liturgical illustrator and artist Emanuel Franco-Gomez, OCarm., are included (also in grayscale). The book is built to last with durable paper and a sturdy binding.

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  • Glimpses Of The New Creation

    $22.00

    How do the arts in worship form individuals and communities?

    Every choice of art in worship opens up and closes down possibilities for the formation of our humanity. Every practice of music, every decision about language, every use of our bodies, every approach to visual media or church buildings forms our desires, shapes our imaginations, habituates our emotional instincts, and reconfigures our identity as Christians in contextually meaningful ways, generating thereby a sense of the triune God and of our place in the world.

    Glimpses of the New Creation argues that the arts form us in worship by bringing us into intentional and intensive participation in the aesthetic aspect of our humanity–that is, our physical, emotional, imaginative, and metaphorical capacities. In so doing they invite the people of God to be conformed to Christ and to participate in the praise of Christ and in the praise of creation, which by the Spirit’s power raises its peculiar voice to the Father in heaven, for the sake of the world that God so loves.

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  • Eucharistic Faith

    $46.00

    Theology began with the appearances of the risen Jesus. That is, theology began when persons were confronted with a presence that could only be realized by the act of God.

    In The Eucharistic Faith, the first of a significant new systematic theology of the Eucharist, Ralph N. McMichael weaves liturgy and theology together to understand the ways in which theology and Christian faith are, at heart, about the receiving of the gift of Jesus’ life in Communion.

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  • Psalter For Christian Worship Revised Edition (Revised)

    $20.00

    We lift up the psalms to God as our prayers. We borrow the language of these ancient texts, and they become our works. We are not secondhand recipients of God’s word but communicants actively in conversation with God. What seems to set the Psalms apart from the rest of Scripture is their sacramental nature, their unique ability to mold and transform the believer. The Psalter for Christian Worship reclaims the Psalms for congregational worship with new texts set to familiar hymnal tunes. This collection, for worship leaders, musicians, and congregations, will inspire both corporate and private devotions. Features include: The Old Testament flavor of the Psalter is retained with new sensitivity to imagery and inclusive language; all 150 psalms have been converted into hymns of reasonable length to be sung in church; an index of suggested hymn tunes is included; and an index for liturgical use is also provided.

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  • Divine Blessing : Liturgical Formation In The RCIA

    $16.95

    RCIA teams often struggle with getting catechumens and candidates to participate regularly in the church’s liturgy. Those who do often feel bored or confused, or they see it as a nice tradition or an inconvenient obligation rather than the heart of our Catholic faith. So we fill the gap with more catechesis that explains the liturgy to seekers, and we pray they will have a better personal experience on Sunday. Yet neither causes them to love the liturgy as we do.

    In Divine Blessing: Liturgical Formation in the RCIA, Timothy P. O’Malley shows us how we can break out of a classroom model about liturgy and instead invite seekers to be formed by the Risen Christ through the liturgy. This book will give you a process for preparing your catechumens and candidates to learn the liturgy’s symbolic language of self-giving love that will sustain them with divine blessing and train them to be Christ’s disciples in the world.

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  • ReForming The Liturgy

    $22.00

    Christian worship is always undergoing change as it adapts to particular contexts and concerns. This collection of essays explores ways: 1) that liturgical change happened to address particular historical and theological concerns; 2) that worship and preaching are currently undergoing transition; and 3) that aspects of worship are in need of transformation in order to address primary issues of our time with a focus on environmental and ecological concerns. Spcial attention is paid to the role of the Sacraments and to preaching with an emphasis on the need to connect worship with daily life. These essays show readers ways that liturgical renewal worked in the past as well as offer a persuasive case for continual renewal that responds to key issues in our contemporary lives.

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  • Performing The Gospel

    $45.00

    What is the difference between good worship and good entertainment? Too often, people disparage some aspect of worship by calling it just entertainment or just a performance. Others say that they do not need to go to church because they have profound spiritual or even religious experiences at concerts, plays, movies, or dances. How is worship different from these performing arts? How is art different from entertainment? This book looks at the history of the performing arts both in worship and as worship, with particular attention to the attitudes that shape our ideas about both worship and entertainment. Working definitions of words like art, excellence, liturgy, and play help to illuminate what different people mean when they use them in conversations about Christian worship. Putting theological, scriptural, and practical writings on worship and the performing arts in conversation with interviews with dancers, musicians, actors, preachers, and liturgical scholars, this volume is intended to help pastors, performers, and everyone who plans, leads, or cares about worship talk with one another in mutually respectful and helpful ways.

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  • Performing The Gospel

    $25.00

    What is the difference between good worship and good entertainment? Too often, people disparage some aspect of worship by calling it just entertainment or just a performance. Others say that they do not need to go to church because they have profound spiritual or even religious experiences at concerts, plays, movies, or dances. How is worship different from these performing arts? How is art different from entertainment? This book looks at the history of the performing arts both in worship and as worship, with particular attention to the attitudes that shape our ideas about both worship and entertainment. Working definitions of words like art, excellence, liturgy, and play help to illuminate what different people mean when they use them in conversations about Christian worship. Putting theological, scriptural, and practical writings on worship and the performing arts in conversation with interviews with dancers, musicians, actors, preachers, and liturgical scholars, this volume is intended to help pastors, performers, and everyone who plans, leads, or cares about worship talk with one another in mutually respectful and helpful ways.

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  • Worship Mission And The Church Year

    $21.00

    How many ways can your church’s worship equip the congregation for its mission? Worship changes through the seasons, from Christmas, through Lent and Easter, and beyond. The way worship relates to your church’s mission should change, too. This book explores those seasonal changes by examining both worship and mission as aspects of union with Christ. Just as we are to follow Christ through the various stages of his life and work in worship during the church year, we can follow him in our mission through these same stages of his life and work.

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  • Hymns And Hymnody Volume 1

    $62.00

    Hymns and the music the church sings are tangible means of expressing worship. And while worship is one of, if not the, central functions of the church along with mission, service, education, justice, and compassion, and occupies a prime focus of our churches, a renewed sense of awareness to our theological presuppositions and cultural cues must be maintained to ensure a proper focus in worship. Hymns and Hymnody: Historical and Theological Introductions is a 60-chapter, three-volume introductory textbook describing the most influential hymnists, liturgists, and musical movements of the church. This academically grounded resource evaluates both the historical and theological perspectives of the major hymnists and composers that have impacted the church over the course of twenty centuries. Volume 1 explores the early church and concludes with the Renaissance era hymnists. Volume 2 begins with the Reformation and extends to the eighteenth-century hymnists and liturgists. Volume 3 engages nineteenth century hymnists to the contemporary movements of the twenty-first century. Each chapter contains these five elements: historical background, theological perspectives communicated in their hymns/compositions, contribution to liturgy and worship, notable hymns, and bibliography. The mission of Hymns and Hymnody is (1) to provide biographical data on influential hymn writers for students and interested laypeople, and (2) to provide a theological analysis of what these composers have communicated in the theology of their hymns. We believe it is vital for those involved in leading the worship of the church to recognize that what they communicate is in fact theology. This latter aspect, we contend, is missing–yet important–in accessible formats for the current literature.

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  • Hymns And Hymnody Volume 1

    $42.00

    Hymns and the music the church sings are tangible means of expressing worship. And while worship is one of, if not the, central functions of the church along with mission, service, education, justice, and compassion, and occupies a prime focus of our churches, a renewed sense of awareness to our theological presuppositions and cultural cues must be maintained to ensure a proper focus in worship. Hymns and Hymnody: Historical and Theological Introductions is a 60-chapter, three-volume introductory textbook describing the most influential hymnists, liturgists, and musical movements of the church. This academically grounded resource evaluates both the historical and theological perspectives of the major hymnists and composers that have impacted the church over the course of twenty centuries. Volume 1 explores the early church and concludes with the Renaissance era hymnists. Volume 2 begins with the Reformation and extends to the eighteenth-century hymnists and liturgists. Volume 3 engages nineteenth century hymnists to the contemporary movements of the twenty-first century. Each chapter contains these five elements: historical background, theological perspectives communicated in their hymns/compositions, contribution to liturgy and worship, notable hymns, and bibliography. The mission of Hymns and Hymnody is (1) to provide biographical data on influential hymn writers for students and interested laypeople, and (2) to provide a theological analysis of what these composers have communicated in the theology of their hymns. We believe it is vital for those involved in leading the worship of the church to recognize that what they communicate is in fact theology. This latter aspect, we contend, is missing–yet important–in accessible formats for the current literature.

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  • Worship Mission And The Church Year

    $41.00

    How many ways can your church’s worship equip the congregation for its mission? Worship changes through the seasons, from Christmas, through Lent and Easter, and beyond. The way worship relates to your church’s mission should change, too. This book explores those seasonal changes by examining both worship and mission as aspects of union with Christ. Just as we are to follow Christ through the various stages of his life and work in worship during the church year, we can follow him in our mission through these same stages of his life and work.

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  • Saint Joseph Handbook For Proclaimers Of The Word Liturgical Year A (Annual)

    $10.95

    This edition of the Handbook for Lectors & Proclaimers of the Word contains the approved New American Bible text of the Readings for Mass on Sundays and Holydays for Liturgical Year A in 2020. A valuable introduction by well-known author Rev. Jude Winkler, OFM Conv., traces the historical tradition of Ministers of the Word, affirms the modern lector within that context, and provides practical tips. The Handbook also contains a commentary to help the lector or proclaimer of the Word to understand the reading being proclaimed, along with well-placed Pastoral Reflections throughout. Other features of note include a handy index of Bible texts; a helpful glossary with complete pronunciation guide; and a concise introduction to the books of the Bible that are used in the three-year cycle. This resource contains many of the distinguishing features of our St. Joseph Editions: large, bold, easy-to-read type; an attractive format; no unnecessary page-turning; distinctive illustrations; and clear running heads. Bound in a flexible yellow and green cover, this 2020 edition of the Handbook is an invaluable resource for all lectors or Ministers of the Word.

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  • Protestant Worship : A Multisensory Introduction For Students And Practitio

    $39.99

    Students and leaders of worship strive to plan and lead worship well, in all sorts of circumstances. They and their fellow worshippers seek to experience a deep connection with God and with each other. In some ways, worship is about just that: connection. Protestant Worship: A Multisensory Introduction for Students and Practitioners teaches and actually demonstrates how the actions, reactions, outpourings and responses of a worship service are all part of a powerfully interwoven and ever-evolving whole. Author Wes Allen uses the analogy of physics–with its concepts of the big bang, time, space, matter, energy and chaos–to teach beginning and practicing worship leaders the fundamentals of Protestant worship. The enhanced e-book version offers photos, graphics and even videos demonstrating the book’s key content. Readers can immediately see examples of infant baptism in a contemporary service, for instance. Readers will gain understanding and build skill, to lead worship well. Many worship textbooks are written from a high liturgical perspective, weighted toward historical tradition; this approach often seems irrelevant for students and worship designers who will be planning and leading worship in the evolving twenty-first century church. Other books lean toward the most basic how-to, emphasizing contemporary and practical aspects of worship leadership, but offering little historical or theological foundation beyond scripture. Protestant Worship provides a rich and deep foundation, and practical and immediately useful instruction.

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  • Book Of Common Prayer

    $11.95

    The Book of Common Prayer is one of the most influential books in history. First published in the reign of Edward VI, in 1549, it was a product of the English Reformation following the break with Rome. For nearly five centuries, it has formed the order of worship for established Christianity in England. More listeners have heard these prayers, it is said, than the soliloquies of Shakespeare. As British imperial ambitions spread, the Book of Common Prayer became the primary instrument (at least as much as the King James Bible) of English culture, firstly in Ireland in 1551. When the Puritans fled to America in 1620 it was to escape the discipline imposed by of the Book of Common Prayer, yet the book came to embody official religion in America before and after Independence, and is still in use.

    Today it is a global book: it was the first book printed in many languages, from north America to southern Africa, to the Indian sub-continent.

    In this Very Short Introduction Brian Cummings tells the fascinating history of the Book of Common Prayer, and explains why it is easily misunderstood. Designed in the 1540s as a radical Protestant answer to Catholic superstition, within a century (during the English Civil Wars) radical Christians regarded the Book of Common Prayer as itself superstitious and even (paradoxically) Papist. Changing in meaning and context over time, the Book of Common Prayer has acted as a cultural symbol, affecting the everyday conduct of life as much as the spiritual, and dividing conformity from non-conformity, in social terms as well as religious, from birth to marriage to death.

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  • Liturgy And Secularism

    $29.95

    Can Christian worship engage our secular culture? Should it? While engaging thinkers in philosophy, history, religious anthropology, and liturgical theology, liturgical theologian Joris Geldhof argues that such engagement is necessary-that our liturgy and faith should embrace our modern culture. He shows that liturgy itself is an immensely resourceful reality that appeals to any human being, regardless of sociocultural and intellectual circumstances. If properly understood, the liturgy can provide a powerful dynamic that helps people overcome any binary, including the unfortunate one between the left and right within the Catholic Church.

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  • New Saint Joseph Handbook For Proclaimers Of The Word 2019 (Large Type)

    $13.99

    This edition of the Handbook for Proclaimers of the Word from Catholic Book Publishing contains the approved New American Bible text of the Readings for Mass on Sundays and Holydays for 2019, the Liturgical Year C or Year of Luke. A valuable introduction by well-known author Rev. Jude Winkler, OFM Conv. traces the historical tradition of Ministers of the Word, affirms the modern lector within that context, and provides practical tips. The Handbook also contains a commentary to help the lector or proclaimer of the Word to understand the reading being proclaimed, along with Pastoral Reflections. Bound in a flexible yellow and blue cover, the Handbook for Proclaimers of the Word is an invaluable resource for all lectors or Ministers of the Word.

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  • Context And Text (Revised)

    $49.95

    One of the most influential works in the debate over the concept and definitions of liturgical theology, Context and Text by Monsignor Kevin W. Irwin is now available in a completely rewritten, new edition.

    In light of the historical, theological, and pastoral mandates of the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, Context and Text is both a proposal for and an example of an investigation of the Church’s liturgical praxis from a liturgical-theological perspective. This second edition, which includes an expanded introduction, covers:

    – new liturgical and ecclesial contexts resulting from newly promulgated liturgies

    – further research in method for liturgical studies

    – consideration for changes in the cultural contexts in which people celebrate the liturgy.

    Besides brand-new chapters on time and sacramentality, and additions to the chapter on the arts, this edition also considers the ongoing ‘texts and contexts’ of the liturgy as always a new event in the life and ongoing discussion of liturgical theology within Christianity.

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  • Pilgrimage Of Egeria

    $29.95

    This new version of the late fourth-century diary of journeys in and around the Holy Land known as the Itinerarium Egeriae provides a more literal translation of the Latin text than earlier English renderings, with the aim of revealing more of the female traveler’s personality. The substantial introduction to the book covers both early pilgrimage as a whole, especially travel by women, and the many liturgical rites of Jerusalem that Egeria describes. Both this and the verse-by-verse commentary alongside the translated text draw on the most recent scholarship, making this essential reading for pilgrims, students, and scholars seeking insight into life and piety during one of Christianity’s most formative periods.

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  • Fullness Of Divine Worship

    $34.95

    This volume offers a selection of essays from the pages of Antiphon: A Journal for Liturgical Renewal, the official organ of the Society for Catholic Liturgy. The Society was founded in 1995 as a multidisciplinary association of Catholic scholars, teachers, pastors, and ecclesiastical professionals in the Anglophone world, with the aim of promoting the scholarly study and practical renewal of the sacred liturgy.

    This collection is inspired by the confident affirmation of the Second Vatican Council, taking its cue from an ancient prayer of the Roman Rite, that in Christ, the fullness of divine worship was given to us (Sacrosanctum Concilium, no. 5). The contributions gathered in this single volume cover a range of topics and offer different perspectives. They are united by their grounding in the rich history of Catholic worship, by their theological awareness and reflection, and by their concern for the liturgical life of the Church today.

    Alcuin Reid considers the role of liturgical law in the twenty-first century and explores the theological dimensions of ars celebrandi. Ryan J. Marr relates the seminal thought of Rene Girard to contemporary discussions on the sacrificial character of the Eucharist and on liturgical reform. Uwe Michael Lang offers a fresh reading of Augustine’s conception of sacrifice in City of God, Book X, a historically charged text that continues to generate interest among theologians and liturgists. Michael P. Foley sheds light on the origins of the rite of peace in the Roman tradition and discusses its significance and practice in contemporary liturgical celebrations. Madeleine Grace, C.V.I. makes a compelling case from biblical, liturgical and canonical sources to recover the spiritual benefits of Eucharistic fasting. Daniel G. Van Slyke compares and contrasts the current Order for Blessing Water Outside of Mass with its immediate predecessor. Clinton Allen Brand presents the language of the liturgical books approved for the Ordinariates according to the Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum Coetibus as an idiom of worship that resonates with Anglophone culture and provides an opportunity for evangelization.

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  • Rites And Wrongs Of Liturgy

    $16.95

    We all want to celebrate the liturgy well, to experience good, uplifting, and meaningful worship. But what is the best route to follow? In The Rites and Wrongs of Liturgy, Thomas O’Loughlin offers a way forward that strengthens faith, builds up Christian community, and points toward a new direction based on liturgical principles that are rooted in our natures as ritual beings as well as in the gospel.

    The Rites and Wrongs of Liturgy explains why good liturgy is important, how to recognize it, and how to assess liturgy in terms of a larger vision of the Christian life. O’Loughlin, a seasoned theologian and teacher, identifies ten principles that make for good liturgy. Such liturgy must be honest, open, joyful, inclusive, celebrative of community, facilitative of engagement, based in creation, attentive to the marginalized, free of clutter, and true to the pattern of the incarnation.

    Since good celebrations build faith and bad liturgy weakens it, these principles promise to bring new life and meaning to every celebrating community.

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  • Every Moment Holy Volume 1

    $35.00

    New liturgies written for ordinary events of daily life which remind us that our lives are shot through with sacred purpose even when, especially when, we are too busy or too caught up in our busyness to notice.

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  • Introduction To Liturgical Studies

    $44.95

    Worship is at the heart of the Christian faith. This applies equally to all denominations. For that reason it is all the more important that the ordering of worship and its place in the life of the church is regularly rewritten and reinterpreted. This volume-based on the third, completely revised German edition from 2013-by two of the foremost liturgical scholars in Germany offers a contemporary, comprehensive introduction to the foundations for the study of liturgy today, one from which scholars and students in the English-speaking world can also profit. Beyond appealing to students of liturgy and theology, this book reaches out to everyone who wants to know more about the liturgical essence and dimensions of the church.

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  • Rise And Fall Of The Incomparable Liturgy

    $41.99

    Most histories of Church of England liturgy, for good reason, begin in the 1530s, and centre on the 1549 and 1552 Books of Common Prayer. That is important for initial doctrinal changes, and the establishment of the liturgical text, However, both liturgies were extremely short-lived, and the real history of the Book of Common Prayer as the Liturgy of the Church of England begins with the Elizabethan Settlement, 1559, and a long tenure of the enacted Elizabethan liturgy. The only revision of any note was that of 1662, and this revision lasted without serious challenge until the 19th century, and without legal alternative until the twentieth century. This study therefore concentrates on 1559 until the Report of the Royal Commission in 1906 which paved the way for liturgical revision.

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  • When I In Awesome Wonder

    $19.95

    All of life is liturgy. People encounter God as they live, work, and play in human communities and as they work to sustain the health of communities and the ground on which communities are built. Liturgy is distilled from everyday life when we peer through the mist and see the sacramental and spiritual dimensions of daily actions, objects, conversations and events. In When I in Awesome Wonder, Jill Y. Crainshaw explores this dimension of spirituality and celebrates the ways God’s sacramental gifts and presence arise from and return to everyday human experiences.

    Jill Y. Crainshaw is the Blackburn Professor of Worship and Liturgical Theology at the Wake Forest University School of Divinity. Crainshaw’s poetry has been published in several magazines, and she is the author of They Spin with Their Hands: Women’s Ordination Rites Transforming Communities of Faith (2015), Wisdom’s Dwelling Place: Exploring a Wisdom Liturgical Spirituality (2010), and Wise and Discerning Hearts: Introduction to a Wisdom Liturgical Theology (2000).

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  • Why Sacraments

    $20.99

    The book provides a clear account of the sacraments of the Christian Church and of the general idea of sacramentality. It will reach out to a wide audience and present solid academic theology in an accessible and popular manner. The approach is distinctively Anglican, Thomist and on the conservative side of ‘liberal catholic’.

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  • Ministry Of Lectors Second Edition

    $7.95

    Emphasizing both spiritual and practical preparation, this book will help both experienced and beginning lectors develop their understanding of the ministry of proclaiming the word of God as well as the skills needed to do it well. Wallace offers insight to various aspects of the lector’s work (job, ministry, vocation), and reflects on the mystery of God who speaks to-and through-us in the Word. It includes an accessible explanation of important concepts related to the Lectionary and the liturgy, ideas for spiritual preparation before serving as lector, concrete guidance for ongoing skill development, and a handy pronunciation guide

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  • 3 Great Days

    $16.95

    As the summit of the church’s liturgical year, the Paschal Triduum requires the energy, time, and talents of many people within the parish community. In Three Great Days, Jeremy Helmes draws on rubrics, liturgical theology, the church’s tradition, and plenty of lived experience to offer a sound guide to planning and preparing. He draws attention to rituals requiring special attention and helps you determine liturgical roles and responsibilities. He also offers templates, worksheets, planning forms, and other ready-to-use resources that any parish can use to make their liturgical preparation and evaluation easier and more effective. Whether it’s your first time preparing these liturgies, you’re looking for fresh ideas, or you just want to make sure you’re covering everything, this book will help your parish make this year’s Triduum three truly great days.

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  • 2017 Liturgy And Appointment Calendar

    $16.00

    This calendar helps you celebrate the liturgy each day! The calendar works like a mini-ordo–each day includes the liturgical observance (i.e. First Sunday of Advent, memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows, etc); the readings from the Daily Mass with citations from the Lectionary for Mass, the proper liturgical colors, as well as the psalter for the Liturgy of the Hours.

    The calendar also includes other Catholic events and observances such as holy days of obligation, First Friday and Saturday devotions, popular novenas, USCCB national and international collections, Catechetical Sunday, Respect Life Sunday, and World Youth Day (among many, many others).

    Secular and other religious observances are noted as well.

    The 2017 Liturgy and Appointment Calendar is an easy-to-use reference guide for liturgical preparation, organizing parish events within the liturgical year, and scheduling your personal, spiritual, and work life. It is essential for those actively involved in Church ministry and for lay Catholics, especially:

    – Pastors and deacons
    – Pastoral associates
    – Directors of worship
    – Directors of music and liturgical musicians
    – Directors of religious education/youth ministry
    – Religious educators
    – Campus ministers
    – Parish secretary/administrative staff
    – Catholic institutions and businesses
    – Worship team
    – The busy Catholic
    – And more!

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  • Music Architect : Blueprints For Engaging Worshipers In Song

    $27.00

    Guidance for Leaders Seeking a Richer Way to Employ Worship Music
    Worship expert Constance Cherry offers comprehensive guidance to Christian leaders seeking a deeper, richer way to employ worship music in engaging ways for twenty-first-century worshipers. Following Cherry’s successful book The Worship Architect, this work helps Christian leaders think theologically and act pastorally about worship music in their churches. It addresses larger issues beyond the surface struggles of musical styles and provides tools to critically evaluate worship songs. The book is applicable to all Christian traditions and worship styles and is well suited to both the classroom and the local church. Each chapter concludes with suggested practical exercises, recommended reading, and basic vocabulary terms.

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  • Deacons Ministry Of The Liturgy

    $16.95

    The Deacon’s Ministry of the Liturgy offers a concise and accessible introduction to the liturgical aspects of the ministry of the diaconate. The book covers not only the practical side of liturgical ministry-what the deacon does in various liturgical celebrations-but also roots of that ministry in Scripture and tradition, as well as reflecting on the role of the liturgy in the spiritual life of the deacon. The Deacon’s Ministry series explores the three fundamental diaconal ministries identified in the teaching of Vatican II: those of the liturgy, of the word, and of charity to the people of God (Lumen Gentium 29). This series, written by three highly regarded permanent deacons, offers a rich combination of theology, spirituality, and practical and effective guidance. Deacons and those in diaconal formation, their families, the bishops and priests they work with, and the people they serve will welcome it.

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  • Move

    $12.95

    From the team behind the high-energy children’s musical and fitness group Lolly and YoYo, MOVE! is a unique board book unlike any your child has read. It’s a book that combines imaginative play with movement. Hold it up to your face like a big pair of jaws and ROAR and STOMP like a rampaging dinosaur. Hold on tight and SPIN like a flying saucer weaving through an interplanetary race.

    MOVE! will excite the imaginations and inspire the movements of kids and parents alike. Lively rhyming text and colorful, spirited illustrations by award-winning artist Luke Flowers prompt young readers to perform physical activities utilizing the book’s die-cut holes and handles.
    Now lie down on top and paddle the floor.
    Jump on board and you’re SURFING to shore!

    Can you FLUTTER this book like butterfly wings?
    And fly around looking for colorful things?

    This is a book that fosters a love for reading and for physical activity. It’s the book Press Here meets the game Twister with a little yoga thrown in-designed to keep kids healthy, happy, and having fun.

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  • Remembering The Future

    $24.95

    Common to both Judaism and Christianity is a heightened engagement with time within liturgical practice, in which collective religious memory and anticipation come together to create a unique sense of time. Exploring the nebulous realms of religious experience and the sense of time, Remembering the Future charts the ways that the experience of time is shaped by the traditions of Judaism and Christianity and experienced within their ritual practices. Through comparative explorations of traditional Jewish and Christian understandings of time, contemporary oral testimonies, and discussions of the work of select twentieth-century Jewish and Christian thinkers, this book maps the temporal landscapes of the religious imagination. Maintaining that the sense of time is integral to Jewish and Christian religious experience, Remembering the Future makes a notable contribution to interreligious studies and liturgical studies. It sheds light on essential aspects of religious experience and finds that the intimacy of the experience of time grants it the capacity to communicate across religious boundaries, subtly transgressing obstacles to interreligious understanding.

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  • Washing Feet : Imitating The Example Of Jesus In The Liturgy Today

    $14.95

    More than half a century after its introduction into the Easter liturgy, the rite of the washing of feet on Holy Thursday goes to the heart of what it means to take part in Christian liturgy-as well as to live a Christian life. In Washing Feet: Imitating the Example of Jesus in the Liturgy Today, Thomas O’Loughlin explores the significance of mutual foot washing in early Christian communities and in the rituals of churches today.

    Washing Feet is a sound and engaging combination of liturgical theology, historical exploration, and practical pastoral guidance. Clergy, liturgy committees, and RCIA leaders involved in Holy Week liturgies will find this a useful and accessible resource for understanding how this practice is a key to how ordinary Christians understand the nature of the church and their relationship to others within their particular communites.

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  • Ancient Christian Worship

    $32.00

    This introduction to the origins of Christian worship illuminates the importance of ancient Christian worship practices for contemporary Christianity. Andrew McGowan, a leading scholar of early Christian liturgy, takes a fresh approach to understanding how Christians came to worship in the distinctive forms still familiar today. Deftly and expertly processing the bewildering complexity of the ancient sources into lucid, fluent exposition, he sets aside common misperceptions to explore the roots of Christian ritual practices–including the Eucharist, baptism, communal prayer, preaching, Scripture reading, and music–in their earliest recoverable settings. Students of Christian worship and theology as well as pastors and church leaders will value this work.

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  • Evangelicals Adrift : Supplanting Scripture With Sacramentalism

    $15.99

    Great Writing
    Evangelicalism has always been an eclectic movement, with believers picking and choosing what helps to advance the gospel, with the lodestar of Scripture as the ultimate authority for doctrine and practice. In recent years, some Evangelicals have begun to look to other traditions, not simply to inform their worship, but as alternate sources of authority. The high-profile conversion of some Evangelicals to Catholicism or Orthodoxy demonstrates this phenomenon; an embracing of the sacramental principle. Many converts accept Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox claims of continuity with the earliest church, without a more thorough investigation into the history of how the church developed. A closer look into the evidence tells a very different story. This book argues for a careful analysis of exactly what Evangelicals give up when they allow other sources of authority alongside Scripture, and for a re-engagement with the Bible as the sole ground of authority for the Christian life.

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  • Liturgical Resources 1 (Expanded)

    $27.95

    Newly revised, expanded, and perfected text from the 78th General Convention of The Episcopal Church, held in Salt Lake City in July 2015. Church Publishing will make the full approved resource available by Advent 2015. Church Publishing is honored to work with the General Convention Office and the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music to provide this important resource for the church.

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  • Worship The Lord

    $30.00

    This collection of Reformed Church in America liturgies, updated in 2015, includes a treasury of prayers and is a primary resource for planning and leading worship in RCAcongregations.

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  • Between The Ambo And The Altar

    $29.95

    The publication of The Roman Missal, Third Edition offers an opportunity for homilists to explore the relationship between the Sunday readings and the new Roman Missal. Between the Ambo and the Altar is the final book (Year C) in a three-volume series that presents scriptural, liturgical, and preaching commentary for Sundays, solemnities, and feasts throughout the year.

    Each Sunday’s resources are presented in three sections: exploring the Scripture, connecting the Lectionary with the liturgy, and a homiletic strategy. DeBona takes the preacher through a meditation on the language of the Missal, suggests parallels to the Sunday Lectionary, and gives practical homiletic strategies using core themes and images. It is hoped that the commentary advances a framework for homily preparation so that preachers might savor the deep meaning of the word of God which unfolds each year in the liturgy (Benedict XVI, Verbum Domini 52).

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  • Journey With Jesus Through The Liturgical Year

    $19.95

    Alvaro del Portillo was the head of Opus Dei from 1975 to 1994, and was the successor to Josemaria Escriva. He was beatified on September 27, 2014. During his life, del Portillo gave a myriad of homilies and wrote many pastoral letters. 241 of these pastoral letters were gathered, compiled, and organized according to the Liturgical Year in a book called ‘Journey with Jesus through the Liturgical Year’. The six sections are called:

    1. Advent: Awaiting the Lord
    2. Christmastime: Lessons from Bethlehem
    3. Lent: A time for conversion and penance
    4. Holy Week: Accompanying Jesus in the Passion
    5. Easter: Fount of true joy
    6. Ordinary Time: Sanctifying daily living

    The lessons for Advent invite us to purify ourselves before Christmas arrives. The way to do this, del Portillo says, is by turning to the Virgin Mary and imitating her. He also invites us to build a crib for our God in our hearts.

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