"Unlike liturgical manuals of the past, which were intended specifically for the use of the clergy, this book is directed to a wider audience--to members of parish worship committees, priests, organists and directors of music, lectors, deacons, cantors and other singers, bishops, altar guild members, acolytes--in short, to all who bear responsability for the planning and conduct of public worship." --from the Preface So begins Howard Galley's classic guide to the Eucharistic liturgy, The Ceremonies of the Eucharist. Galley opens his formidable liturgical learning and veteran ecclesial experience for all worshippers to access. Throughout, he enhances his suggestions for practice with "the rationale and historical background" for his recommendations.
An absolutely superb book. I highly recommend it.--Richard F. Grien