The Awe-Inspiring Rites of Initiation   -     By: Edward Yarnold
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The Awe-Inspiring Rites of Initiation

Liturgical Press / 1994 / Bonded Leather

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(PUBLiturgical)New! "Yarnold presents the richness of the late 4th-century initiation rites for new Christians as described in the sermons of Cyril, Amborse, Chrysostom, and Theodore and how this explains modern RCIA practice. A masterly work essential for all,"---Theological Book Review.

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Format: Bonded Leather
Vendor: Liturgical Press
Publication Date: 1994
ISBN: 081462281X
ISBN-13: 9780814622810
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This new edition of Father Yarnold's 1972 authoritative work has been recast so that it corresponds throughout with the Rite of Christian Initiation as it now exists. Anyone with a serious pastoral or scholarly interest in the rite will benefit from this definitive, readable blend of history, theology, patristics, and liturgy.

Each period and step of the RCIA is explained and compared to the fourth-century rite after which the modern one was modeled. In addition to more subtle improvements, this second edition gives a clearer and more accurate account of the three anointings, and a better explanation of the scrutinies.

The sermons of Cyril, Ambrose, Chrysostom, and Theodore, which form the basis of our understanding of the rite as originally celebrated, are conveniently gathered in this one volume in an accurate and readable English translation, with introductions and notes.

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