The Church’s Year of Grace - Volume 2

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The Church’s Year of Grace

Volume 2 - Septuagesima to Holy Saturday

Dr. Pius Parsch; 5.5 x 7.5 x 1.5in; Hardcover, 472 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 472 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.

In Volume 2, you'll find:

I. Pre-Lent

    • The Discontinuance of the Alleluia
    • Septuagesima: Promoting the Faith
    • Symbolism of the Days of the Week
    • Animal Symbolism of the Ancient Church
    • The Week of Sexagesima
    • The Day Hours
    • God's Word is Seed: A Meditation
    • The Week of Quinquagesima
    • The Catechumens: A Meditation
    • Preparation for Lent

II. Lent

    • The First Four Days
    • Almsgiving
    • Motives for Keeping Lent
    • The Value of Fasting
    • The Lenten Readings
    • The Ember Days of Lent
    • Psalm 5: A Prayer on the Way to Mass
    • Humble Consciousness of Sin
    • Stational Churches
    • Psalm 6: The First Penitential Psalm
    • The Scrutinies
    • The Golden Rose
    • Lazarus and Ourselves
    • The Veiled Cross
    • Christ's Last Days

III. Holy Week

    • Symbolism of the Palm Sunday Service
    • Peter and Christ's Passion
    • The Sacred Triduum
    • Reconciliation of the Penitents
    • Consecration of the Holy Oils
    • Mass of the Last Supper
    • Uncovering the Altar
    • Matins of Holy Saturday: The Final Act of the Great Trilogy
    • The Easter Vigil Service
    • The Twelve Prophecies

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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