The Word of the Lord at Mass
Understanding the Lectionary
Introduces the book from which Catholics hear Scripture proclaimed through the year. Accenting the vital link between the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist, this inviting little book presents the Lectionary as a book designed to be proclaimed in the litugy, to give voice to the living Christ speaking to his people.This book invites readers into the Catholic practice of reading Scripture. It explains what a Lectionary is, how it developed over centuries, and how our current Lectionary grew out of the Second Vatican Council and differs from the previous ones. It explains why readings are chosen and combined and the various implications of those choices. It especially highlights how, in harmony with the liturgical year, the Lectionary presents Bible selections that unfold Christ's Paschal Mystery.
It also discusses the ecumenical impact of the Catholic Lectionary. Finally it expalains the physical aspects of the Lectioanry's layout and gives a tour of the four volumes.
Designed to be friendly and accessible, the book includes quotes from the Church documents, charts, glossary and suggestions for further reading.
This book will enrich liturgical ministers and anyone interested in the role of the BIble in Catholic Life.
Paperback 5 3/8" x 8 3/8", 128/ pages