Advanced Search Links
The Mass: The Glory, the Mystery, the Tradition
Image / 2013 / Paperback
$10.99 (CBD Price)
Save: $3.01 (22%)
Availability: In Stock
CBD Stock No: WW718815
Explore Catholicism's most ancient practice - the Mass. Now in paperback, The Mass offers a step-by-step explanation of the entirety of the Mass, naming Scripture, defining processes, and explaining meaning behind practices and traditions, enriching the experience of layperson and leader alike.
Authors Cardinal Donald Wuerl and Mike Aquilina note, "We find the experience more rewarding when we understand the Mass as we pray it. And that's the reason for this book." With eloquent prose, they explain the deep importance behind each part of the MAss, from the perspective of both a priest and a lay Catholic, offering the reader a panoramic view.
An insightful and practical exploration of Catholicisms most sacred tradition.
The Mass: The Glory, the Mystery, the Tradition is an engaging and authoritative guide to Catholicisms most distinctive practice. And now, with the Church introducing revised language for the Mass, Catholics have a perfect opportunity to renew their understanding of this beautiful and beloved celebration.
With eloquent prose and elegant black-and-white photography, bestselling authors Archbishop Donald Wuerl and Mike Aquilina guide readers through the different parts of the Mass, from the entrance procession to the blessing and dismissal, capturing the deep meaning of elements that are at once ordinary and mysterious: bread and wine, water and candles, altar cloths and ceremonial books.
Step by step, they explain the specifics, such as the order of the Mass, the vessels used, the unique clothing worn, the prayers and responses, the postures and the gestures. Then they explore the rich historical, spiritual and theological background to each. Prayerful but practical, fact-filled but readable, The Mass prepares readers to participate more fully and appreciatively in the sacred rite at the heart of Catholic life.
DONALD CARDINAL WUERL is the Archbishop of Washington, D.C., and the bestselling author of The Catholic Way. He is known nationally for his catechetical and teaching ministry and for his efforts on behalf of Catholic education.
MIKE AQUILINA is the author of over 20 books, including The Mass of the Early Christians and Fire of Gods Love: 120 Reflections on the Eucharist. He appears regularly on EWTN with Scott Hahn.
"Here we find the Mass accurately and lovingly explained down the last prayer indeed, the last gesture. Using excellent historical and biblical references as well as quotations from the Fathers of the Church, the authors lead the reader step by step into the great mystery of Gods love for us that is the Mass."
Other Customers Also Purchased
Find Related Products