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The mystery and meaning of the Mass
Champlin, Joseph M.
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New York : Crossroad Pub., [1999]

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126 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
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BX2230.2 .C474 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Father Joseph Champlin answers many common questions in this fascinating primer. He explains the particulars of the Mass and the symbols surrounding it as well as its history and theology through an interesting narrative spiced with stories, analogies, and photos.

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Booklist Review

Champlin, a Catholic priest, provides an accessible guide to the intricacies of the Roman Catholic mass. The author analyzes the philosophical basis of the mass as the center of Christian life and dissects and defines the seemingly esoteric elements and rituals of the eucharistic celebration. Dividing the mass into four basic units, he examines and explains the various components of the Introductory Rite, the Liturgy of the Word, the Liturgy of the Eucharist, and the Concluding Rite. Designed to appeal to a broad spectrum of laypersons, this informative, nonpatronizing text answers virtually every occasional question visitors could think to ask. Recommended where interest runs high. --Margaret Flanagan

Library Journal Review

Champlin, a widely published Catholic author and rector of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Syracuse, NY, has written an extremely able, clear, and well-informed guide to the modern Catholic Mass. As much instruction in faith as how-to, this highly competent work should attract Catholic and non-Catholic readers alike. For collections strong in religion. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.