Readings on the Roman Missal
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For further reading, study, and research on the history of the Roman Missal and the development and meaning of the Mass:
- Emminghaus, Johannes H.
The Eucharist: Essence, Form, Celebration. Originally published as Die Messe: Wesen–Gestalt–Vulzug. Trans. by Matthew J. O’Connell. Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 1978.
- Cabié, Robert.
The Church at Prayer, Vol. 2: The Eucharist. ed. A. G. Martimort et al. Trans. by Matthew J. O’Connell. Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 198
- Foley, Edward. From Age to Age: How Christians Have Celebrated the Eucharist (
Revised and Expanded Edition). Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 2008.
- Jeanes, G.P., ed.
The Origins of the Roman Rite. Alcuin/GROW Liturgical Study 20. Bramcote, UK: Grove, 1991.
- Junmann, Joseph A.
The Mass of the Roman Rite: Its Origins and Development. 2 vols. Originally published as Missarum Sollemnia: eine genetishe ekrlarung der romischen Messe. Trans. by Francis Brunner. New York: Benzinger Brothers, 1951, 1955.
- Mazza, Enrico. The Eucharistic Prayers of the Roman Rite
. Trans. by Matthew J. O’Connell. New York: Pueblo / Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 1986.
- Mazza, Enrico. The Origins of the Eucharistic Prayer
. Trans. by Ronald Lane. Collegeville: The Liturgical Press [A Pueblo Book], 1995.
- McCarthy, D.P. and J.G. Leachman, editors. Appreciating the Collect: An Irenic Methodology
. Documenta rerum ecclesiasticarum instaurata, Liturgiam æstimare: Appreciating the Liturgy 1. Farnborough: St. Michael’s Abbey Press, 2008.
- McCarthy, D.P. and J.G. Leachman.
Listen to the Word: Commentaries on Selected Opening Prayers of Sundays and Feasts with Sample Homilies. Revised from articles that appeared in The Tablet 18 March 2006-15 September 2007, augmented with five homilies. London: The Tablet, 2009.
- McCarthy, D.P. The Liturgical Subject: Subject, Subjectivity, and the Human Person in Contemporary Liturgical Discussion and Critique
(Faith in Reason 7). Ed. J. Leachman, SCM. London/South Bend, IN: Notre Dame, 2008.
- Palazzo, Eric.
A History of Liturgical Books: from the Beginning to the Thirteenth Century. Trans. of Le Moyen Age: Des origins au XIIIème siècle. Trans. by Madeleine Beaumont. Collegeville: The Liturgical Press (A Pueblo Book), 1998.