The Church’s Year of Grace - Volume 1

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The Church’s Year of Grace

Volume 1 - Advent to Candlemas

Dr. Pius Parsch; 5.5 x 7.5 x 1.5in; Hardcover, 528 pages with 2 ribbon markers

Republished after a half of a century! Pius Parsch’s seminal reflections on the Liturgy of the Church are collected once again, exclusively here at Biretta Books.

In five volumes, Fr. Parsch leads our journey through the Church’s Year of Her Scripture, of Her Saints’ lives, and even folk traditions. This first of five volumes guides you from Advent through Christmastide. It is a 528 page black hardcover tome that handsomely turns your bookshelf into a home library. Two reinforced ribbon markers help you keep your place along the year and facilitate daily prayer.

First volume contains:

I. Advent: Prepare for Our Savior's Coming

    • Living in the Spirit of Advent
    • The Rorate Mass
    • Advent Psalms
    • The Word of God in Advent
    • Gaudete Sunday: A Joyous Day in Advent
    • The Ember Days
    • The O Antiphons
    • The Visitation
    • The Holy Way of Christ
    • The Advent Triad
    • The Christmas Tree

II. Feasts of Saints During Advent

    • Saint Saturninus, Martyr
    • St. Andrew, Apostle
    • St. Francis Xavier, Confessor
    • St. Nicholas, Bishop and Confessor
    • St. Ambrose, Bishop and Doctor of the Church
    • St. Lucy, Virgin and Martyr
    • The Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, etc.

III. The Christmas Season

    • The Holy Feast of Christmas
    • Night and Birth in God's Plan: A Meditation
    • The Retinue of the King
    • St. Stephen and Christmas
    • Psalm 97: A Christmas Prayer-Poem
    • Reflections at the Cose of the Year
    • The Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus 
    • Preparation for the Epiphany
    • Home Customs Associated with Epiphany
    • The Family: A Liturgical Cell

III. Epilogue to the Christmas Cycle

    • The Sundays After Epiphany
    • Sunday Meditations

IV. The Season's Finale

    • The Feast of the Purification or Candlemas
    • A Christmas Remembrance

V. The Proper of the Saints

    • St. Hilary, Bishop and Doctor
    • The Blessed Trinity
    • The Saints: Teachers of Virtue
    • Are there Martyrs Today?
    • St. Anthony, Abbot
    • St. Agnes, Virgin and Martyr
    • The Diaconate of the Holy Church
    • St. Timothy, Bishop and Martyr
    • The Conversion of St. Paul
    • St. John Chrysostom, Bishop and Doctor
    • St. Francis of Sales, Bishop and Doctor
    • St. Blase, Bishop and Martyr
    • The Apparition of Mary at Lourdes, etc.

Fr. Parsch invites you to enter more deeply into the practice of the Faith with The Church’s Year of Grace.  

About the Author:

Pius Parsch, born John Bruno Parsch (May 18, 1884 – March 11, 1954) was a priest of the Roman Catholic Church. Parsch was born in Neustift near Olmutz, Moravia, in what is now the Czech Republic. He was given the name Pius when he entered the community of Canons Regular in Klosterneuburg Abbey. He was a leading figure in the Liturgical Movement.

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