Worship

Behold the Lamb: An Introduction to Christian Symbolism

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Behold the Lamb: An Introduction to Christian Symbolism
$10.29
ISBN/SKU: 
9780758615503
Publication Date: 
2010-01-01
Publisher: 
Concordia Publishing House

Bible and the Liturgy

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Bible and the Liturgy
$32.00
To a deplorable extent, Christians accept Church rituals as sacred but baffling heirlooms from the Church's past. It is to remedy this situation that Father Daniélou has written this book. The Bible and the Liturgy illuminates, better than has ever before been done, the vital and meaningful bond between Bible and liturgy. Father Daniélou aims at bringing clearly before his reader's minds the fact that the Church's liturgical rites and feasts are intended, not only to transmit the grace of the sacraments, but to instruct the faithful in their meaning as well as the meaning of the whole Christian life. It is through the sacraments in their role as signs that we learn. So that their value will be appreciated, Daniélou attempts to help us rediscover the significance of these rites so that the sacraments may once again be thought of as the prolongation of the great works of God in the Old Testament and the New.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780268003739
Publication Date: 
1956-08-15
Publisher: 
University of Notre Dame Press

Brief History of Christian Worship

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Brief History of Christian Worship
$22.99
Most histories of Christian worship are written as if nothing significant in liturgical history ever happened in North America, as if cultural diversities were insignificant in the development of worship, and as if most of what mattered were words the priest or minister addressed to God. This book is a revisionist work, attempting to give new direction to liturgical history by treating the experience of worship of the people in the pews as the primary liturgical document. It means liturgical history written facing the other way--that is, looking into the chancel rather than out of it. Relishing the liturgical diversity of recent centuries as firm evidence of Chritianity's ability to adapt to a wide variety of peoples and places, Professor White shows that this tendency has been apparent in Chrisitian worship since its inception in the New Testament churches. Instead of imposing one tradition's criteria on worship, he tries to give a balanced and comprehensive approach to the development of the dozen or more traditions surviving in the modern world.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780687034147
Publication Date: 
1993-01-01
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Abingdon Press

Communion Fellowship

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Communion Fellowship
$8.00
ISBN/SKU: 
A110

Conduct of the Service

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Conduct of the Service
$25.00
ISBN/SKU: 
20219

Context and Text: A Method for Liturgical Theology (Revised) (Revised)

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Context and Text: A Method for Liturgical Theology (Revised) (Revised)
$49.99

One of the most influential works in the debate over the concept and definitions of liturgical theology, Context and Text by Monsignor Kevin W. Irwin is now available in a completely rewritten, new edition.

In light of the historical, theological, and pastoral mandates of the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, Context and Text is both a proposal for and an example of an investigation of the church's liturgical praxis from a liturgical-theological perspective. This second edition, which includes an expanded introduction, covers:

- new liturgical and ecclesial contexts resulting from newly promulgated liturgies

- further research in method for liturgical studies

- consideration for changes in the cultural contexts in which people celebrate the liturgy.

Besides brand-new chapters on time and sacramentality, and additions to the chapter on the arts, this edition also considers the ongoing 'texts and contexts' of the liturgy as always a new event in the life and ongoing discussion of liturgical theology within Christianity.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780814680377
Publication Date: 
2018-09-07
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Liturgical Press Academic

From Age to Age: How Christians Have Celebrated the Eucharist (Revised, Expanded)

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From Age to Age: How Christians Have Celebrated the Eucharist (Revised, Expanded)
$34.95

2009 Catholic Press Association Award Winner!
From age to age you gather a people to yourself, so that from east to west a perfect offering may be made to the glory of your name."

Eucharist is the fullest expression of our life with God, a life we share with Christians throughout the ages. It is also a sensory experience, engaging us in the sights and sounds, tastes and touch of the worship. Edward Foley's revised and expanded From Age to Age draws readers into that sensory experience. He traces the development of Christian Eucharist from its Jewish roots to our own time. In addition to exploring the architecture, music, books, and vessels that contributed to each period's liturgical expressions, this edition introduces readers to the theology of each age as well as the historical and cultural contexts that shaped the Eucharist. Richly illustrated with numerous images and quotations from period texts, this book is a feast for the mind and eye. Through many examples of the visual and auditory symbols that are central to Eucharist, readers will discover how Christian worship is embodied worship that from age to age gives glory to God and sanctifies people.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780814630785
Publication Date: 
2009-01-01
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Liturgical Press

Gathered Guests - 2nd edition

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Gathered Guests - 2nd edition
$30.99
This 2nd edition of Gathered Guests explores the elements that compose the broad category of Lutheran worship, including the historic nature of and current structure of the Divine Service, prayer offices, and festival, and occasional services used in the Church; the combination of music, the arts, and worship; and the role of liturgy, rite, and ceremony in the Divine Service. Special features include: glossary and topical and Scripture indexes, targeted information for lectors and worship leaders, and family and small-group devotional outlines
ISBN/SKU: 
9780758613493
Publication Date: 
2008-06-01
Publisher: 
Concordia Publishing House

Heaven on Earth: The Gifts of Christ in the Divine Service

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$16.99
This book is an introduction to the liturgy and its importance. It makes it easy for the layperson to understand that the New Testament church service brings God's presence, in Jesus the Christ, to the people of God who have been cleansed from their sins. This understanding of the church service helps one to understand that the church service is more than a meeting place; it is the manifestation of the New Testament church on earth as Christ calls His bride around Word and Sacraments.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780758606716
Publication Date: 
2008-07-01
Publisher: 
Concordia Publishing House

History of the Liturgy: The Major Stages

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$19.95

How great the differences between the Last Supper celebrated by Jesus and a pontifical High Mass at St. Peter's in Rome! And also, between the early baptisms by immersion described in the Acts of the Apostles and the baptisms of newborns in our parishes today. Why such a change in the celebration of the Christian mystery? Why the recent reforms, often misunderstood? In History of the Liturgy, Marcel Metzger answers such questions and offers an understanding of this evolution through a carefully documented historical survey.

The essential forms of the liturgy were fixed very early according to the tradition received from the apostles. But the place given to biblical readings, teaching, singing, and ritual has varied in the course of the centuries.

In History of the Liturgy, Metzger describes the most important phases of these changes. In describing the first millennium, he focuses on liturgy's essentials common to the Eastern and Western Churches. In describing the second millennium, he explains the deviations of the Western Churches which called for the effort of reform and renewal begun by Vatican II.

Metzger studies the development of the liturgical institutions and distinguishes liturgy's five main stages that correspond to the situations of the Churches in ancient, medieval, and modern societies. He begins by focusing on the apostolic period, roughly the first century of our era, until the death of the apostles. He follows by studying the period of minorities and semi-clan destiny until the beginning of the fourth century. He then focuses on the Peace of the Church," which grants public status to the churches in the Empire, fosters their growth, and organizes the collaboration between Empire and Church. The work concludes by studying the stability, rigidity, renewals, and reforms of the Roman liturgy, from the end of the Middle Ages to Vatican II.

This clear and accurate survey of the history of liturgy is designed to awaken readers' interest, on a solid yet introductory level, in the realities that have made and still make up the Church's liturgical life: assemblies, Eucharist, baptism, reconciliation, dally praise, the Church's calendar, and its architecture.

In History of the Liturgy, Metzger stresses that if history is the teacher of life, the eyes of Christian faith allow us to recognize in it as well the mysterious presence of God, who, through the Spirit, guides his people. And this happens, above all, in the liturgy.

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ISBN/SKU: 
9780814624333
Publication Date: 
1997-07-01
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Liturgical Press

Journey Into the Heart of God: Living the Liturgical Year (New)

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Journey Into the Heart of God: Living the Liturgical Year (New)
$38.99
Journey into the Heart of God is a captivating exploration of the history and evolution of the Church Year: the cycle of seasons in the Christian tradition that begins with Advent and culminates with Easter and is marked by the celebrations of saints, feast days, and the reading of Scripture as appointed by the Church.

Primarily through deft examination of the Western Church, Philip H. Pfatteicher reveals how the liturgical calendar has been transformed over thousands of years. It is a work of art--the collaborative achievement of generations of hands and minds. He shows how the church year dramatizes and grounds the strange complexity of the human experience and how it encourages honesty, humility, growth, and maturity in those who live by it.

Pfatteicher also offers insight into the liturgical texts of the Eucharist, the less familiar Daily Office, and the people's theology voiced in hymns from a broad spectrum of ancient and modern traditions. It will be an indispensable resource for both clergy and laity in the liturgical denominations, including Catholicism, Lutheranism, and Anglicanism.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780199997121
Publication Date: 
2013-10-23
Publisher: 
Oxford University Press, USA

Key Words in Church Music

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$60.00
Definition essays on concepts, practices, and movements of thought in church music.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780758607461
Publication Date: 
2004-01-01
Publisher: 
Concordia Publishing House

Learning Theology Through the Church's Worship: An Introduction to Christian Belief

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$24.99
This book introduces students to theology with sustained attention to how Christian beliefs and the church's worship interact, both historically and in practice. Dennis Okholm approaches the subject from the necessary intersection of theology and liturgy, showing that learning the church's doctrine apart from its worship undermines both. The book flows as if the reader were participating in a service of worship. It features illustrative charts and figures that complement challenging concepts and includes suggestions for assignments at the end of the book.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781540960016
Publication Date: 
2018-11-06
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Baker Academic

Let Us Pray: Study of Prayer

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Let Us Pray: Study of Prayer
$4.95
ISBN/SKU: 
014937

Luther on Music: Paradigms of Praise

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Luther on Music: Paradigms of Praise
$9.00
ISBN/SKU: 
078777013370

Lutheran Worship, History and Practice

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$29.99
This companion volume to Lutheran Worship examines the roots of Lutheran worship practices and critiques.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780570042556
Publication Date: 
1993-11-01
Publisher: 
Concordia Publishing House

New Testament in His Blood

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New Testament in His Blood
$22.00
ISBN/SKU: 
9780557550432

Ordering Our Days in His Peace

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Ordering Our Days in His Peace
$10.29
ISBN/SKU: 
9780758615497
Publication Date: 
2009-01-01
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Publisher: 
Concordia Publishing House

Preparing to Receive Holy Communion

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Preparing to Receive Holy Communion
$6.99
A keepsake book, Communion Counsel and Prayers combines prayers, Scripture, and friendly counsel to all those partaking of Holy Communion to remind readers not only of the benefits of Holy Communion but also how each Divine Service offers another opportunity to prepare for the Lord's Supper.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780758659767
Publication Date: 
2018-03-06
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Publisher: 
Concordia Publishing House

Real Music: A Guide to the Timeless Hymns of the Church

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Real Music: A Guide to the Timeless Hymns of the Church
$29.95
Real Music by Anthony Esolen - and the accompanying CD of 18 hymns recorded by the St. Cecilia Choir of St. John Cantius Church in Chicago - is a comprehensive and fascinating guide, in print and song, to the great hymns of the Church. It shows that, unlike much of what is sung in too many Catholic churches today, good music, "Real Music," combines great poetry with doctrinally sound lyrics and beautiful melody.

With noted Catholic author Anthony Esolen as your guide and the St. Cecilia Choir as your muse, join the Catholic Musical Renaissance which is truly a recovery of the best that has been sung and prayed down through the ages. You'll be glad you did.

Real Music is arranged by events in the life of our Lord and the seasons and Sacraments of the Church. This book/CD set will teach you much about poetry, music, and the Catholic Faith itself. What better way to learn your Faith than through beautiful music!

Whether at home in your favorite easy chair, or among friends in an informal class at your parish, Real Music will bring you deep into the lyrics and melodies of the great hymns that so magnificently offer praise and honor to God.

Real Music is meant to be savored; first by reading Esolen's masterful explication of the poetic, melodic, and doctrinal elements of a hymn and then listening to the hymn itself on the accompanying CD.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781618907028
Publication Date: 
2016-12-07
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Tan Books

Reclaiming The Lutheran Liturgical Heritage

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$7.00
ISBN/SKU: 
9781932458558
Publication Date: 
2007-01-01
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Reclaim Resources

Rites and Wrongs of Liturgy: Why Good Liturgy Matters

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$16.95
We all want to celebrate the liturgy well, to experience good, uplifting, and meaningful worship. But what is the best route to follow? In The Rites and Wrongs of Liturgy, Thomas O'Loughlin offers a way forward that strengthens faith, builds up Christian community, and points toward a new direction based on liturgical principles that are rooted in our natures as ritual beings as well as in the gospel.

The Rites and Wrongs of Liturgy explains why good liturgy is important, how to recognize it, and how to assess liturgy in terms of a larger vision of the Christian life. O'Loughlin, a seasoned theologian and teacher, identifies ten principles that make for good liturgy. Such liturgy must be honest, open, joyful, inclusive, celebrative of community, facilitative of engagement, based in creation, attentive to the marginalized, free of clutter, and true to the pattern of the incarnation.

Since good celebrations build faith and bad liturgy weakens it, these principles promise to bring new life and meaning to every celebrating community.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780814645635
Publication Date: 
2018-05-17
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Liturgical Press

Sing to the Lord

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Sing to the Lord
$5.99
ISBN/SKU: 
020280118

The Altar Guild Manual - Lutheran Service Book Edition

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The Altar Guild Manual - Lutheran Service Book Edition
$18.99
Clear instructions and more than 100 illustrations, make this how-to-book vital for churches preparing and maintaining items for service.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780758613769
Publication Date: 
2007-10-01
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Publisher: 
Concordia Publishing House

The Theological Character of Music in Worship

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The Theological Character of Music in Worship
$10.00
Leaver has prepared a lively conversation regarding a theological understanding of music in the church. Given our culture's view of music as primarily entertainment, this essay makes an urgent call on our pastors, parish musicians, and laymen.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780570013396
Publication Date: 
1989-01-01
Publisher: 
Concordia Publishing House