Liturgical Year
Part 1 Introduction

Chapter y17 Bibliography

Authored by Thomas Richstatter

Internet Sites

Church Documents

Classic Works

Studies

Books and Articles

Chronos and Kairos

Books and Articles

Videos

Saints

Ecumenical

Hodie/Today

This bibliography is limited to materials related to the Liturgical Year.  Materials on liturgy and sacraments in general can be found at  Chapter d17 Bibliography  

Publications on the Liturgical Year
Authored by Thomas Richstatter

1. Richstatter, Thomas, O.F.M. Liturgical Law Today: New Style, New Spirit. Chicago: Franciscan Herald Press, 1977.

2. Richstatter, Thomas, O.F.M. "General Intercessions," New Catholic Encyclopedia. vol 17, 1978. p 241.

4. Richstatter, Thomas, O.F.M. "Liturgical Laws, Authority of," New Catholic Encyclopedia. vol 17, 1978. p 358.

7. Richstatter, Thomas, O.F.M. "Rubrics," New Catholic Encyclopedia. vol 17, 1978. p 589.

10. Richstatter, Thomas, O.F.M. Today's Liturgy: New Style, New Spirit. Five, sixty minute audio cassettes. Cincinnati: St. Anthony Messenger Press, 1978.

16. Richstatter, Thomas, O.F.M. The Sacraments: The Church at Prayer. Ten, thirty minute audio cassettes. Cincinnati: St. Anthony Messenger Press, 1981.

17. Richstatter, Thomas, O.F.M. The Sacraments: The Church at Prayer. Ten, twenty-eight minute teacher training programs on video cassette. Archdiocese of Cincinnati Cable TV Communications Office, 1981.

25. Canon Law Society of America. The Code of Canon Law: A Text and Commentary. New York: Paulist Press. 1985. Thomas Richstatter, O.F.M. "Sacred Places and Times," Commentary on canons 1205-1253.

26. Richstatter, Thomas, O.F.M. Praying Your Way Through Lent. Four, thirty minute audio cassettes. Cincinnati: St. Anthony Messenger Press, 1986.

31. Richstatter, Thomas, O.F.M. "Baptismal Homilies for the Sundays of Lent: Cycle A and the RCIA," Cincinnati: St. Anthony Messenger Press, 1988.

33. Richstatter, Thomas, O.F.M. "Homilies for the Twenty-fourth Week of the Year II," Weekday Homily Helps. Cincinnati: St. Anthony Messenger Press, 1988.

38. Richstatter, Thomas, O.F.M. "Lent: A 40-Day Retreat: Rediscovering Your Baptismal Call," Catholic Update, Cincinnati: St. Anthony Messenger Press, February 1990. CU 0290

45. Richstatter, Thomas, O.F.M. "Our Holiest Week: A Practical Guide for the Holy Week Liturgies," Catholic Update, Cincinnati: St. Anthony Messenger Press, April, 1992. C0492. 

[May 28, 1993, Catholic Press Association award for general-interest newsletter, Best Article, second place to Catholic Update, April 1992, "Our Holiest Week."

July 1, 1993, Cincinnati Editors Association Publication Contest, writing, feature, or newsletter. First place for Our Holiest Week: Practical Guide for the Holy Week Liturgy.]

46. Thomas Richstatter, O.F.M. "Getting the Most out of Holy Week," St. Anthony Messenger, 99:11 (April, 1992) pp 28-33.

55. Richstatter, Thomas, O.F.M. "Spirituality of the Seasons: Moving Around the Mystery," St. Anthony Messenger, 102:8 (January, 1995) p 57.

56. Richstatter, Thomas, O.F.M. "Spirituality of the Seasons: Sunday, the First Feast Day," St. Anthony Messenger, 102:9 (February, 1995) p 56.

57. Richstatter, Thomas, O.F.M. "Spirituality of the Seasons: Baptism, the Gift of Lent" St. Anthony Messenger, 102:10 (March, 1995) p 57.

59. Richstatter, Thomas, O.F.M. "Spirituality of the Seasons: Triduum: How Much Love," St. Anthony Messenger, 102:11 (April, 1995) p 56.

60. Richstatter, Thomas, O.F.M. "Spirituality of the Seasons: The Great 50 Days of Easter," St. Anthony Messenger, 102:12 (May, 1995) p 56.

62. Richstatter, Thomas, O.F.M. "Spirituality of the Seasons: Holy Spirit: Leading to Love," St. Anthony Messenger, 103:1 (June, 1995) p 57.

63. Richstatter, Thomas, O.F.M. The Sacraments: How Catholics Pray. Cincinnati: St. Anthony Messenger Press, June, 1995.

67. Richstatter, Thomas, O.F.M. "Spirituality of the Seasons: The Challenge of Ordinary Times," St. Anthony Messenger, 103:2 (July, 1995) p 57.

68. Richstatter, Thomas, O.F.M. "The Lectionary and the Liturgical Year: How Catholics Read Scripture," Scripture from Scratch, Cincinnati: St. Anthony Messenger Press, July, 1995.  Text available at http://www.americancatholic.org/Newsletters/SFS/an0795.asp

69. Richstatter, Thomas, O.F.M. "Spirituality of the Seasons: Mary: The First Disciple" St. Anthony Messenger, 103:3 (August, 1995) p 56.

70. Richstatter, Thomas, O.F.M. "Spirituality of the Seasons: Holidays and Holy Days," St. Anthony Messenger, 103:4 (September, 1995) p 57.

71. Richstatter, Thomas, O.F.M. "Spirituality of the Seasons: Saints for Every Season," St. Anthony Messenger, 103:5 (October, 1995) p 56.

72. Richstatter, Thomas, O.F.M. "Spirituality of the Seasons: Death to Birth," St. Anthony Messenger, 103:6 (November, 1995) p 57.

74. Richstatter, Thomas, O.F.M. "Spirituality of the Seasons: Awaiting a Gentle God," St. Anthony Messenger, 103:7 (December, 1995) p 56.

83. Richstatter, Thomas, O.F.M. Liturgy and Worship: Faith and Witness, A Course on Catholic Living. New York: William H. Sadlier, Inc, 1997. -- This catechetical text has received not only the nihil obstat and imprimatur but also "The Ad Hoc Committee to Oversee the Use of the Catechism, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, has found this catechetical text to be in conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church."

85. Richstatter, Thomas, O.F.M. "Lent: Opening the Gifts of the Holy Spirit," Catholic Update, Cincinnati: St. Anthony Messenger Press, February 1998, C0298.

86. Richstatter, Thomas, O.F.M. "Pentecost: The Spirit Empowers Us," Millennium Monthly, Cincinnati: St. Anthony Messenger Press, May 1998.  Text available at http://www.americancatholic.org/Newsletters/MM/ap0499.asp

92. Richstatter, Thomas, O.F.M. "Our Journey to the Father," Millennium Monthly, Cincinnati: St. Anthony Messenger Press, March, 1999. P0399  Text available at http://www.americancatholic.org/Newsletters/MM/ap0399.asp

93. Richstatter, Thomas, O.F.M. "Father Embraces Us," Millennium Monthly, Cincinnati: St. Anthony Messenger Press, April, 1999. P0499

The videos that I have made in conjunction with Catholic Update Video are available in the Saint Meinrad Archabbey Library.  Numbers 385-395.

153. Thomas Richstatter, O.F.M. "The Liturgical Year:  Simple Facts, Deep Truths,"  Catholic Update, Cincinnati: St. Anthony Messenger Press, December 2010.  C1210

 

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Internet Sites

A "Gospel Link" is available for any web page – (MONTERREY, Mexico, APRIL 4, 2003) Any Web page will be able to offer the Gospel of the day – free and automatically updated – thanks to a service launched by "Gospel of the Day" (www.dailygospel.org). By introducing a code line, interested Internet sites can automatically include the readings of the liturgy and saint of the day, as well as other spiritual services, according to their language. The new service was presented in six languages at the continental congress on the Church and Information Technology. This free service is available in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Dutch, Italian, and Arabic. Technical information is available through contact-am@dailygospel.org.

The E-Ordo, available from Resource Publications (www.RPInet.com) is designed for use with PC or PDA calendars for daily scheduling. For an annual fee of $19.95, subscribers can import the complete liturgical year into most calendar software programs. In addition to the liturgical year calendar, information includes colors, ranks of feasts, readings and alternative readings, and the Psalm cycle for the Liturgy of the Hours. A free demo is also available for download.

An explanation of the liturgical calendar can be found at http://www.easterbrooks.com/personal/calendar/rules.html#top

The texts and prayers of the Roman liturgy for the current day can be found at
http://www.easterbrooks.com/cgi-bin/Cathcal.cgi?19990124

"The Easter Procession: Encounters with the Risen Lord" from Liturgical Press: http://litpress.org/Detail.aspx?ISBN=0814679579

The Archdiocese of Detroit has the complete reprint of the Via Lucis as a pdf on its web site at: http://www.aodonline.org/AODOnline/Prayers+and+Reflection+12179/Stations+of+the+Cross+2309/Stations+of+the+Resurrection+-+Via+Lucis.htm

Also, you can see modern carved images and read some history at: http://www.itmonline.org/bodytheology/vialucis.htm

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has formed a partnership with "1-800-Mass Times" to help publicize the hot line and Web site -- www.masstimes.org -- that lists Eucharistic celebrations nationwide.  Nearly 22,500 Mass sites are on the database, the Associated Press said. The database lists Mass times by city and language, and indicates whether the site is accessible for people with disabilities.

The Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions has posted helpful information on the Calendar on their FDLC website.

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Church Documents

Bishops' Committee on the Liturgy.  The Liturgical Year:  Celebrating the Mystery of Christ and His Saints.  Study Text 9. Washington DC: Office of Publishing and Promotion Services, United States Catholic Conference, 1985.  USCC publication number 930.  $6.50 paper.

Congregation for Divine Worship. Instruction on Particular Calendars and on the Selection of Mass and Office Propers. June 24, 1970.

Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy,  24 and 51.

Paul VI. Poenitemini. Apostolic Letter of February 17, 1966.

Paul VI. Mysterii paschalis celebrationem. Motu proprio of February 14, 1969. AAS 61.

Pius XII. Mediator Dei. Encyclical of November 20, 1947. Especially 151-170.

Second Vatican Council. Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy.  Chapter V "The Liturgical Year. (Discursive section, 102-105; Dispositive section, 106-111.)

Secretariat, Bishops' Committee on the Liturgy. Holy Days in the United States. USCC Publication No. 864. St. Meinrad Library BV 4723 N3 1984

Code of Canon Law. Book IV, Part III, Title II: Sacred Times (cc 1244-1253). CLSA Commentary, pp 853-855.

Congregation for Divine Worship. Directory for Sunday Celebrations in the Absence of a Priest, Vatican City, June 2, 1988. ICEL translation: Washington DC: Office of Publishing and Promotion Services, United States Catholic Conference, 1988.  ISBN 1-55586-251-9.

Relics can be obtained through the Apostolic Sacristy, 00120 Citta del Vaticano, Palazzo Apostolic Vaticano. 
The norms for the request for relics can be found in
Norme Per La Concessione Delle Reliquie Del Sacrario Apostolico, 15 Febbraio 1994.

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Classic Works

Casel, Odo. The Mystery of Christian Worship. edited by B. Neunheuser and translated by I. T. Hale. London: Darton, Longman and Todd, Ltd., 1962.

De Vaux, Roland. Ancient Israel. Vol II, especially chapter 16, "The Sabbath Day," pp 475-483, and chapter 17, "The Ancient Feasts of Israel," 484-506, and chapter 18, "The Later Feasts," 507-515.

Duchesne, L. Christian Worship, Its Origin and Evolution. London: SPCK, 1903. Especially chapter 8, "The Christian Festivals."

Eliade, Mircea. Cosmos and History: The Myth of the Eternal Return. New York: Harper Torchbooks, 1959.

Jungmann, Josef Andreas. The Early Liturgy to the Time of Gregory the Great. (Liturgical Studies 6) University of Notre Dame Press, 1959. See pp 19-28, "Sunday and Easter in the Primitive church," and pp 175-187, "The Veneration of the Martyrs."

Pieper, Josef. In Tune with the World: A Theory of Festivity. Chicago: Franciscan Herald Press, 1973.

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Studies

Adolf, Adam. The Liturgical Year.  Pueblo Publishing Company.  1981.  ISBN:  0-916134-47-4. $14.95 paper. St. Meinrad Library: BV 30 A 41 1981

Joan Chittister.  The Liturgical Year: The Spiraling Adventure of the Spiritual Life  (Dec 28, 2010)

Days of the Lord: The Liturgical Year. Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 199? Set with slipcase $112.00. [7 volumes, $18.00 each. 1 Advent, Christmas, Epiphany; 2, Lent; 3,Easter Triduum, Easter Season; 4, Ordinary Time, Year A; 5, Year B; 6, Year C; Solemnities and Feasts]

Martimort, A. G. (editor). The Liturgy and Time. Volume IV of The Church at Prayer. New Edition. Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 1986. ISBN 0-8146-1366-7. [Lecture notes from the professors at the Institut Catholique.]

Nardone, Richard M. The Story of the Christian Year. New York: Paulist Press, 1991.

Nocent, Adrian. The Liturgical Year. Four volumes. Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 1977. ISBN:  0-8146-0963-5. $35.00 paper. St. Meinrad Library: BV 30 N6213 1977 — two copies in library.

Adrien Nocent OSB, and Paul Turner.  The Liturgical Year (Volume 1. Advent, Christmas, Epiphany; Volume 2, Lent, the Sacred Paschal Triduum, Easter Time;  Volume 3, Sundays Two to Thirty-Four in Ordinary Time).  The Liturgical Press, 2013-2014.  

Paul Turner,  Glory in the Cross: Holy Week in the Third Edition of The Roman Missal

Talley, Thomas J. The Origins of the Liturgical Year. New York: Pueblo Publishing Company, 1986. ISBN 0-916134-75-X. $17.50 paper.

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Books and Articles

Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions. The Order of Mass Study: A Report. FDLC 401 Michigan Avenue, N.E. Box 29039. Washington DC 20017 202-635-6990.

Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions. Symbol: The Language of Liturgy. FDLC publication 451.

Johnson, Lawrence J. The Church Gives Thanks and Remembers. Collegeville: The Liturgical Press. 1984. ISBN 0-8146-1355-1. St. Meinrad Library: BV30 C48 1984.

Tuzik, Robert. Christ Living Among His People: A Guide to Understanding and Celebrating the Liturgical Year. FDLC publication number 455.

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Chronos and Kairos

Oleksa, Michael, "Saving Time," Modern Liturgy, February 1995, pp 10-12.

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Saints

Foley, Leonard. Saint of the Day. St. Anthony Messenger Press.

Jounel, Pierre. Le renouveau du culte des Saints dans la liturgie romaine. Bibliotheca "Ephemerides Liturgicae," Subsidia 36 Rome: C.L.V. Edizioni Liturgiche 1986. Pages, 273. Paper, L. 40.000. Review in Worship 61:5 (September 1987) 472-473.

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Ecumenical

From Ashes to Fire. Services of Worship for the Seasons of Lent and Easter. Supplemental Worship Resources 8. Nashville: Abingdon. 1979.

Seasons of the Gospel. Supplemental Worship Resources 6. Nashville: Abingdon. 1979.

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Hodie/Today

Guzie, Tad. "Liturgical Year: What Does it Mean to Remember?" found in Johnson, Lawrence J., ed. The Church Gives Thanks and Remembers: Essays on the Liturgical Year. Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 1984 (pp 37-52). [BV 30 .C48 1984]

Jones, Cheslyn and Wainwright, Goeffrey and Edward Yarnold, S./J. eds. The Study of the Liturgy

Kavanagh, Aidan. On Liturgical Theology. BX 1969 K3 1984

Kellermann, Bill. "A subversive Calendar of the Heart." Sojourners, Vol. 14, No. 5, (January, 1985), pp. 32-36.

Lussier, Ernest. Living the Eucharistic Mystery. BX 2215.2 L188 1976

Marshall, Paul. "The Little Easter and the Great Sunday." Liturgy: The Calendar. Vol i no 2.

Nocent, Adrian, OSB The Liturgical Year Vol II BV 30 N6213

Nocent, Adrian, O.S.B. The Liturgical Year. Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 1977 (vol I, pp 11-23, and vol. 3, pp 113-116). [BV 30 N6213 1977]

Rochelle, Jay C. The Revolutionary Year, BV 30 R6 1973

Saliers, Don E. "Symbol in Liturgy: Tracing the Hidden Languages." Worship Vol. 58, No. 1 (January 1984), pp 37-48.

Wyatt, R. Michael. "On the Great Vigil of Easter as an Expression of the Paschal Mystery." Anglican Theological Review, Vol. 66, No. 1, (January, 1984), pp. 50-60.

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Videos

The videos that I have made in conjunction with Catholic Update Video are available in the Saint Meinrad Archabbey Library.  Numbers 385-395.

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