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A Biblical Walk Through the Mass: Understanding What We Say and Do in the Liturgy

by Edward Sri

 

As Catholics, the Mass is the center of our Faith. We celebrate it every day. We know all the responses. We know all the gestures. But do we know what it all means?

Based on the revised translation of the Mass which goes into effect Advent, 2011, this book explores the biblical roots of the words and gestures experienced in the Liturgy and explains their profound significance. This intriguing look at the Mass is sure to renew faith and deepen devotion to the Eucharist and may be used as the text for the Adult Faith Formation Program.

In A Biblical Walk Through the Mass, Dr. Edward Sri takes us on a unique tour of the liturgy. Based on the revised translation of the Mass, this book explores the biblical roots of the words and gestures we experience in the liturgy and explains their profound significance. This intriguing look at the Mass is sure to renew your faith and deepen your devotion to the Eucharist.

This book is used as the text for A Biblical Walk Through the Mass Study Program, but it may also be purchased separately.

Table of Contents:

Acknowledgments -- Biblical Abbreviations -- Introduction: A 30,000-Foot View of the Mass -- Part I. Foundations -- What is the Mass? -- Part II. The Introductory Rites -- 1. The Sign of the Cross -- 2. Greeting: The Lord be with you -- 3. I Confess -- 4. Lord, Have Mercy -- 5. The Gloria and Collect -- Part III. The Liturgy of The Word -- 6. The First Reading -- 7. The Responsorial Psalm -- 8. The Second Reading -- 9. The Gospel -- 10. The Homily -- 11. The Creed -- 12. The Prayer of the Faithful -- Part IV. The Liturgy Of The Eucharist -- A. The Preparation of the Gifts -- 13. The Presentation of the Gifts -- 14. Mixing Water and Wine, Washing Hands, and Prayer over the Offerings -- B. The Eucharistic Prayer -- 15. The Preface -- 16. The Sanctus: Holy, Holy, Holy Lord -- 17. The Epiclesis -- 18. The Words of Institution and Consecration -- 19. The Mystery of Faith -- 20. The Anamnesis, Offering, Intercessions, and the Final Doxology -- C. The Communion Rite -- 21. The Lord's Prayer -- 22. The Rite of Peace -- 23. Agnus Dei: The Fraction, Commingling, and the Lamb of God -- 24. Holy Communion -- Part V. The Concluding Rites -- 25. Greeting, Blessing, and Dismissal -- Index -- About the Author.
Binding: Paperback 157pp.
Pub Date: January 01, 2011
ISBN: 1935940007    EAN: 9781935940005