Celebrating the Christian Year is a three-volume collection of resources for the Sundays and festivals of the Church's Year. This second volume covers Lent, Easter and Pentecost, providing elegant forms of words for the variable parts of seasonal services, from opening prayers to Collects, Gospel acclamations, prayers over gifts, Eucharistic prefaces and final blessings. It includes traditional and contemporary prayers from a wide range of sources, covering:
Proper Texts for all services and events during Lent and Easter
Texts for Saturday Evening Prayer / a Sunday Vigil
The Vigils of Ascension Day and Pentecost
Eucharistic material for Ash Wednesday
The Way of the Cross
A Litany of Forgiveness
The Service of Tenebrae
Alan Griffiths was advisor to the Catholic Conference of Bishops of England and Wales, and taught liturgy at Wonersh Seminary before taking up parish ministry in Ringwood, Hampshire. Formerly an Anglican, he is the author of We Give You Thanks and Praise and A Basic Catholic Dictionary.
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