Paperback, 8" x 5", 375pp, 126 illustrations
This is an excellent resource for newcomers as well as life long Extraordinary Form Mass goers.
Fr. Dunney presents an in-depth exploration of the Mass with thorough explanations of every part handled beautifully and in great detail.
The book covers the role of the priest, the vestments worn, the vessels used and the rich symbolism found in each moment. The text of the liturgy is laid out in both Latin and English making the book a perfect tool for home schoolers and those new to the Extraordinary form of the Mass. The Mass also presents an extensive collection of unique and fascinating insights into the history of the Liturgy and the Church.
Loaded with examples from Scripture, and the lives of the saints, Fr. Dunney shows how the lessons of the Mass are designed to bring about growth in virtue and holiness. An obvious aim of the book is to encourage a true participation in the Mass, and an unveiling of Christ in this Extraordinary Sacrifice.
Each chapter contains review questions making it ideal for study, classes, and home schooling. The Mass is equally useful to the priest, seminarian, student, or layman.