First published in 1912, this work had its origins in the Oxford Movement, which vigorously sought to retrieve ceremonies from the ancient and medieval church. There is a wealth of propers, collects, and readings for celebrating Mass throughout the Christian year. Mandatory for anyone interested in the Anglo-Catholic revival.
A handsome, substantial volume, The English Missal contains opening sentences, propers, collects and readings for the celebration of the Eucharist on every Sunday and Holy Day of the Christian year and on a large number of saints' days, taken from the Book of Common Prayer and other traditional sources.
This edition is not a reprint of the popular lay edition, but a reduction, to an attractively manageable size, of the Altar version. Out of print for many years, it uses the 1958 edition with its exquisitely beautiful typesetting and design - a work of religious art in itself.
A classic of Anglo-Catholic spirituality and devotion, and an essential purchase for continuing churches everywhere, it will also find a ready home in college libraries and private collections.
It is useful for daily public worship, for study, private prayer and for general reading for its wealth of collects, prayers and devotional material.