Liturgy in the Twenty-First Century: Contemporary Issues and Perspectives

Liturgy in the Twenty-First Century: Contemporary Issues and Perspectives

By: Alcuin Reid (editor)Paperback

In Stock

£15.29 RRP £17.99  You save £2.70 (15%) & FREE Saver Delivery on orders over £25


'Because the Sacred Liturgy is truly the font from which all the Church's power flows...we must do everything we can to put the Sacred Liturgy back at the very heart of the relationship between God and man...I ask you to continue to work towards achieving the liturgical aims of the Second Vatican Council...and to work to continue the liturgical renewal promoted by Pope Benedict XVI, especially through the post-synodal apostolic exhortation Sacramentum Caritatis...and the motu proprio Summorum Pontificum...I ask you to be wise, like the householder...who knows when to bring out of his treasure things both new and old (see: Mtt 13:52), so that the Sacred Liturgy as it is celebrated and lived today may lose nothing of the estimable riches of the Church's liturgical tradition, whilst always being open to legitimate development.' These words of Robert Cardinal Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, underline the liturgy's fundamental role in every aspect of the life and mission of the Church. Liturgy in the Twenty-First Century makes available the different perspectives on this from leading figures such as Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, Abbot Philip Anderson, Father Thomas Kocik, Dom Alcuin Reid, and Dr Lauren Pristas. Considering questions of liturgical catechetics, music, preaching, how young people relate to the liturgy, matters of formation and reform, etc., Liturgy in the Twenty-First Century is an essential resource for all clergy and religious and laity involved in liturgical ministry and formation. Bringing forth 'new treasures as well as old,' its contributors identify and address contemporary challenges and issues facing the task of realising the vision of Cardinal Sarah, Cardinal Ratzinger/Benedict XVI and the Second Vatican Council.

Create a review

About Author

Dom Alcuin Reid is monk of the Monastere Saint-Benoit in the diocese of Frejus-Toulon, France. He is an internationally renowned liturgical scholar and the international coordinator of the Sacra Liturgia initiatives. His work has been published in at least eight languages.


Editor's Preface Message of Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York, USA Message of Bishop Dominique Rey, Bishop of Frejus-Toulon, France Message of Robert Cardinal Sarah, Cardinal-Deacon of San Giovanni Bosco, Italy 1. Beauty in the Sacred Liturgy and the Beauty of a Holy Life Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke, Sant' Agata de' Goti, Italy 2. The Reform of the Reform Thomas Kocik, Diocese of Fall River, USA 3. The Post-Vatican II Revision of Collects: Solemnities and Feasts Lauren Pristas, Caldwell College, USA 4. The Ease of Beauty: Liturgy, Evangelization and Catechesis Margaret Hughes, College of Mount St Vincent, USA 5. Addressing the Triumph of Bad Taste: Church Patronage of Art, Architecture, and Music Jennifer Donelson, St Joseph's Seminary, USA 6. Liturgical Music is Non-Negotiable Gregory Glenn, The Cathedral of the Madeleine, USA 7. Liturgical Leadership in a Secular Society: A Bishop's Perspective Salvatore Cordileone, Diocese of San Francisco, USA 8. Youth and the Liturgy Mattew Menendez, Juventutem Founder, USA and UK 9. Liturgical Preaching Allan White OP, Catholic Centre at New York University, USA 10. The Formation of Priests in the 'Spirit and Power of the Liturgy' (SC14): Observations on the Implementation of the Constitution and Proposals for the Liturgical Formation of Priests in the 21st Century Kurt Belsole OSB, Saint Vincent Archabbey, USA 11. Liturgy as the Source of Priestly Identity Richard Cipolla, St Mary Church, USA 12. Holy Week Reforms Revisited Alcuin Reid, Monastere Saint-Benoit in the Diocese of Frejus-Toulon, France 13. Liturgical Formation and Catholic Identity Christopher Smith, Prince of Peace Catholic Church, USA 14. The Reform of the Lectionary Peter Kwasniewski, Wyoming Catholic College, USA 15. The Reform of the Liturgical Calendar: The Reduction of Recapitulation Michael Foley, Baylor University, USA 16. Living the Liturgy: The Monastic Contribution to Liturgical Renewal Phillip Anderson OSB, Our Lady of Clear Creek Abbey, USA Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 14/07/2016
  • ISBN13: 9780567668097
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 368
  • ID: 9780567668097
  • weight: 562
  • ISBN10: 0567668096

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly