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This research guide is designed for use particularly by undergraduate students in the Christianity and Culture Program and by graduate students in the Faculty of Theology. It is maintained by Noel S. McFerran. It was last updated July 2012.

Documents of the Magisterium - Retrospective

Each of these works collects English translations of major documents on the liturgy, both theological and canonical. Most of the texts included were published by departments of the Holy See. The official Latin editions of many of these documents can be found in the Enchiridion documentorum instaurationis liturgicae (St Michael's 3rd Floor – BX 1970 .A57).


The New Liturgy: A Documentation, 1903-1965.

The New Liturgy: A Documentation, 1903-1965.

Edited by R. Kevin Seasoltz. New York: Herder and Herder, 1966.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference – BX 1970 .S37 1966].

Documents on the Liturgy, 1963-1979: Conciliar, Papal, and Curial Texts.

Documents on the Liturgy, 1963-1979: Conciliar, Papal, and Curial Texts.

Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1982.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference – BX 1970 .A56 1982].

The Liturgy Documents: A Parish Resource.

The Liturgy Documents: A Parish Resource.

Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications. 2 volumes. Volume 1, 4th edition, 2004; volume 2, 3rd edition, 1999.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference – BX 1970 .A26 L58].

Documents of the Magisterium - Current

Notitiae.

Notitiae.

1965-present.
[St Michael's 3rd Floor BX 1970 .A1 N6 (1965-present)]
[Recent issues: St Michael's 2nd Floor current journal display area]
The bi-monthly publication of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. Includes official documents as well as important critical studies.

Origins.

Origins.

[St Michael's 3rd Floor – BX 801 .O75 (1976-present)]
[Recent issues: St Michael's 2nd Floor current journal display area]
A weekly publication which re-prints important pronouncements and speeches by the pope or other major Catholic leaders. Indexed in CPLI. Detailed author and subject indexes in the back of each annual volume.

35 Years of the BCL Newsletter

Thirty-five Years of the BCL Newsletter.

Washington, DC: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, 2004.
[St. Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area BX 1970 .C346 2004]
Documents from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on the Liturgy.

Multi-Volume Encyclopedias
New Catholic Encyclopedia.

New Catholic Encyclopedia.

2nd edition. Washington, DC: Gale, 2003. 15 volumes + supplements.
[Available online for UofT use]
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area – BX 841 .N44 2003]
The major English-language encyclopedia on Catholic topics. There is an article entitled "Liturgy, Articles on" which provides an overview of the encyclopedia's liturgical content and identifies several hundred entries on particular topics. Unfortunately many of the articles in the 2003/online edition are reprints from the 1967 edition without any updating.

The Catholic Encyclopedia.

The Catholic Encyclopedia.

New York: Robert Appleton, 1907. 16 volumes + 3 supplements.
[Available online.]
[Print version: St Michael's 1st Floor Reference – BX 841 .C25 1907].
For over fifty years this work was the chief source of information on the Catholic Church in English-speaking countries. Owing to its length (it has almost twice as many words as the New Catholic Encyclopedia) and its emphasis on historical articles, it is still useful for the history of the liturgy.

Dictionnaire d'archéologie chrétienne et de liturgie.

Dictionnaire d'archéologie chrétienne et de liturgie.

Paris: Letouzey et Ané, 1907-1953. 15 volumes.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference – BR 95 .D5 1907].
The most complete and scholarly reference work on the ancient liturgies of the Church. Covers liturgical art, architecture, music, rites, and formulas.

One-Volume Dictionaries

These works provide brief definitions and descriptions of liturgical terms, including names of people, liturgical objects, actions, and rites:


The New SCM Dictionary of Liturgy & Worship.

The New Westminster Dictionary of Liturgy & Worship.

Bradshaw, Paul. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2002.
[St Michael's 3rd Floor – BV173 .N495 2002].

The New Dictionary of Sacramental Worship.

The New Dictionary of Sacramental Worship.

Fink, Peter. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical, 1990.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference – BV 173 .N485 1990].

Dictionary of the Liturgy.

Dictionary of the Liturgy.

Lang, Jovian P. New York: Catholic Book Publishing, 1989.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference – BV 173 .L26 1989].

A Small Liturgical Dictionary.

A Small Liturgical Dictionary.

Lercaro, Giacomo. London: Burns & Oates, 1959.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference – BV 173 .L413 1959].

A Dictionary of Liturgical Terms.

A Dictionary of Liturgical Terms.

Pfatteicher, Philip H. Trinity Press International, 1991.
[Emmanuel College Library Reference Area – BV 173 .P42 1991].

Liturgical Literacy: From Anamnesis to Worship.

Liturgical Literacy: From Anamnesis to Worship.

Smolarski, Dennis C. New York: Paulist, 1990.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference – BV 173 .S66 1990].

The Roman Rite - Texts

Missale Romanum.

Missale Romanum.

Editio typica tertia. Vatican City: Typis polyglottis vaticanis, 2002.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference – BX 2015 .A2 1970].
The current authoritative Latin text of the Roman Missal revised in 1970 by order of the Second Vatican Council and then most recently in 2002.

Concordantia verbalia Missalis Romani: Partes Euchologicae.

Concordantia verbalia Missalis Romani: Partes Euchologicae.

Edited by Thaddaus A. Schnitker and Wolfgang A. Slaby.
Münster: Aschendorff, 1983.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference – BX 2015 .S36 1983].
A concordance to the Latin text of the 1975 edition of the Roman Missal (excluding the lectionary) listing every use of every word. Useful for determining how a particular topic is treated in the liturgy.

Concordantia et Indices Missalis Romani.

Concordantia et Indices Missalis Romani.

Edited by Manlio Sodi and Alessandro Toniolo. 2002.
[Available free online.]
A concordance to the Latin text of the 2002 edition of the Roman Missal.

Roman Missal

Roman Missal.

Ottawa, ON: Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, 2011.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference – BX 2015 .A4 2011].
The English translation of the Missale Romanum approved for use in Canada contains the prayers for Mass: both the Ordinary (the prayers used at all masses) and the Propers (the prayers which vary from day to day).

Lectionary

Lectionary.

Sundays and Solemnities: [St. Michael's 1st Floor Reference – BX 2003 .A4 C34 2009]
Weekdays: [St. Michael's 1st Floor Reference – BX 2003 .C377 1993] 2 volumes.
The Lectionary contains the scripture readings for Mass.

The Rites of the Catholic Church.

The Rites of the Catholic Church.

New York: Pueblo, 1990-1991. 2 volumes.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference – BX 2035 .A4 1990].
The approved English translations for most of the Rituale Romanum and the Pontificale Romanum. Includes the texts for baptism, confirmation, penance, marriage, anointing, funerals, ordinations, and blessings.

The Liturgy of the Hours.

The Liturgy of the Hours.

New York: Catholic Book Publishing, 1975. 4 volumes.
[St Michael's 3rd Floor Stacks – BX 2000 .A74 1975].
The English translation of the Roman Breviary approved for use in Canada. Includes the prayers and scripture readings recited daily by priests, members of religious orders, and some laity.

The Roman Rite - Secondary Works

The Reform of the Liturgy, 1948-1975.

The Reform of the Liturgy, 1948-1975.

Annibale Bugnini. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical, 1990.
[St Michael's 3rd Floor Stacks – BX 1970 .B8313 1990].
The standard history of the liturgical reform written by the Secretary of the Consilium and of the Congregation for Divine Worhsip, the curial offices responsible for the reform.

Commentary on the Order of Mass

A Commentary on the Order of Mass of The Roman Missal.

Edited by Edward Foley. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical, 2011.
[St. Michael's 3rd Floor BX 2015 .C58 2011]
A historical and theological commentary. Includes chapters on the current English translation.

Ceremonies of the Modern Roman Rite: The Eucharist and the Liturgy of the Hours.

Ceremonies of the Modern Roman Rite: The Eucharist and the Liturgy of the Hours.

Peter J. Elliott. San Francisco: Ignatius, 1995.
[St Michael's 3rd Floor Stacks – BX 1971 .E45 1995].
A respected guide to the rubrics of the reformed Roman Missal and Breviary.

The Mass of the Roman Rite: Its Origins and Development.

The Mass of the Roman Rite: Its Origins and Development.

Jospeh A. Jungmann. New York: Benziger, 1951-1955. 2 volumes.
[St Michael's 3rd Floor Stacks – BQT 4154 .J8].
The standard history of and guide to the Roman Missal from its beginnings until the 1950's.

The Liturgy of the Hours in East and West: The Origins of the Divine Office and Its Meaning for Today.

The Liturgy of the Hours in East and West: The Origins of the Divine Office and Its Meaning for Today.

Robert Taft. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical, 1985.
[St Michael's 3rd Floor Stacks – BX 2000 .T34].
The standard history of and guide to the Roman Breviary.

Other Western Rites

Until the reform of the Council of Trent, there were dozens of different liturgical usages in the Western Church. About ten of these survived in a few religious orders and dioceses until the Second Vatican Council. Today, with the exception of the Ambrosian Rite which is used throughout the Archdiocese of Milan, they are used in only a very few churches and chapels.


Liturgies of the Past.

Liturgies of the Past.

Archdale A. King. Milwaukee, WI: Bruce, 1959.
[St Michael's 3rd Floor Stacks – BQT 4135 .K5].
The rites of Aquileia, Benevento, and Nidaros, as well as the Celtic, Gallican, and English medieval rites.

Liturgies of the Primatial Sees.

Liturgies of the Primatial Sees.

Archdale A. King. London: Longmans, Green, 1957.
[St Michael's 3rd Floor Stacks – BQT 4910 .K5].
The liturgical uses of the dioceses of Lyons, Braga, Milan, and Toledo.

Liturgies of the Religious Orders.

Liturgies of the Religious Orders.

Archdale A. King. London: Longmans, Green, 1955.
[St Michael's 3rd Floor Stacks – BQT 4700 .K5 R4].
The Carthusian, Cistercian, Premonstratensian, Carmelite, and Dominican forms of the Roman Rite.

Eastern Rites - Texts

There are a number of liturgical rites used by different Eastern Catholics. These include the Armenian, Byzantine, Chaldaean, Coptic, Ethiopian, Maronite, Syrian, Syro-Malabar, and Syro-Malankara rites. Of these the largest is the Byzantine.


Liturgies Eastern and Western.

Liturgies Eastern and Western.

Edited by F.E. Brightman. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1896.
[St Michael's 3rd Floor Stacks – BV 186 .L58].
English translations of the Armenian, Byzantine, Chaldaean, Coptic, Ethiopian, and Syrian anaphoras.

Byzantine Daily Worship.

Byzantine Daily Worship.

Allendale, NJ: Alleluia Press, 1969.
[St Michael's 3rd Floor Stacks – BX 4711.65 .C37 1969].
An English translation of the Byzantine liturgy as used by Melkite Catholics.

The Divine Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom:  A New Translation by Members of the Faculty of Hellenic College/Holy Ghost Greek Orthodox School of Theology.

The Divine Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom: A New Translation by Members of the Faculty of Hellenic College/Holy Ghost Greek Orthodox School of Theology.

Brookline, MA: Holy Cross Orthodox Press, 1985.
[St Michael's 3rd Floor Stacks – BX 375 .E75 A45 1985].
The Greek text, a transliteration of the Greek text, and an English translation. Approved for use in the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North and South America.

Eastern Rites - Secondary Works
The Liturgical Dictionary of Eastern Christianity.

The Liturgical Dictionary of Eastern Christianity.

Peter D. Day. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical, 1993.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference – BX 106.2 .D38 1993].
Definitions for hundreds of liturgical terms including people, objects, prayers, and places.

The Rites of Eastern Christendom.

The Rites of Eastern Christendom.

Archdale A. King. Rome: Catholic Book Agency, 1948. 2 volumes.
[St Michael's 3rd Floor Stacks – BX 4710 .K5 1947 v. 2].
An introduction to each of the eastern rites, with frequent quotations from the liturgical texts.

The Byzantine-Slav Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom: Its Origin and Evolution.

The Byzantine-Slav Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom: Its Origin and Evolution.

Casimir Kucharek. Allendale, NJ: Alleluia Press, 1971.
[St Michael's 3rd Floor Stacks – BX 4711.663 .K83 1971].
The standard history and guide to the Byzantine liturgy as used by Ukrainian and Ruthenian Catholics; this work is the Byzantine equivalent of Jungmann's The Mass of the Roman Rite.

The Eucharistic Liturgies of the Eastern Churches.

The Eucharistic Liturgies of the Eastern Churches.

Nikolaus Liesel. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical, 1963.
[St Michael's 3rd Floor Stacks – BX 4710.63 .L513 1963].
A step-by-step guide to each of the Eastern eucharistic liturgies, with numerous black and white illustrations displaying almost every aspect of the Divine Liturgy.

Bibliographies
Sacramenta: Bibliographia Internationalis.

Sacramenta: Bibliographia Internationalis.

Edited by Maksimilijan Zitnik. Rome: Pontificia universita gregoriana, 1992-2002.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference – BV 800 .Z58 1992].
A comprehensive list of over 75,000 works on the liturgy and the sacraments written between 1900 and 1999. Includes works written in all major Western European languages.

Critical Bibliography of Liturgical Literature.

Critical Bibliography of Liturgical Literature.

By Thomas A. Vismans and Lucas Brinkhoff. Nijmegen: V.S.K.B., 1961.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference – BX 1970 .V5713 1961].
A list of some 300 Catholic liturgical works each with a critical annotation.

A Bibliography of Christian Worship.

A Bibliography of Christian Worship.

By Bard Thompson. Philadelphia: Scarecrow, 1989.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference – BV 176 .B5 1989].
A list of books and journal articles on all aspects of Christian liturgy. No annotations.

Finding Journal Articles
Catholic Periodical and Literature Index (CPLI).

Catholic Periodical and Literature Index (CPLI).

[Available online (1981 - present) for UofT use.]
[Print version (1930 1980): St Michael's 1st Floor Reference – AI 3 .C3]
Over 200,000 bibliographic citations to Catholic books, book reviews, and journal articles from more than 160 Catholic magazines.

ATLA Religion Database.

ATLA Religion Database.

[Available online (1949 - present) for UofT use.]
Over one million bibliographic citations to journal articles, essays in books, and book reviews in the field of religion.

It is possible to search the ATLA Religion Database and the Catholic Periodical and Literature Index at the same time: when you are using one or the other index, click on the blue "Choose Databases" tab at the top of the webpage, place checkmarks against both indexes, and then click on the "Continue" tab. Both the ATLA Religion Database and the Catholic Periodical and Literature Index include links to many full-text electronic journal articles.


Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses: Elenchus  Bibliographicus

Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses: Elenchus Bibliographicus.

1924 - present.
[St Michael's 3rd Floor Stacks – BR 1 .A1 E55].
The major European index to books and journal articles in the field of Catholic theology includes a section entitled "Theologia sacramentorum et liturgia" (Theology of the Sacraments and the Liturgy). The Elenchus Bibliographicus is not available in the online version of the journal.