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  • 2024 Saint Joseph Guide For The Liturgy Of The Hours (Large Type)

    $4.50

    Handy guide that facilitates use of the large-type edition of THE LITURGY OF THE HOURS by providing clear, accurate references for each day of the period specified.

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  • 2024 Saint Joseph Guide For The Liturgy Of The Hours

    $2.95

    Handy guide that facilitates use of THE LITURGY OF THE HOURS by providing clear, accurate references for each day of the period specified.

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  • Every Moment Holy Volume 3

    $35.00

    EVERY MOMENT HOLY, Vol. 3: The WORK OF THE PEOPLE is a book of liturgies for daily moments across all walks of life. Drawing on a range of writers, artists, poets, songwriters, and pastors (with Douglas Kaine McKelvey both writing and editing), this collection represents a community of believers engaged in the work of reminding all of us that our lives are shot through with sacred purpose and eternal hopes even in the midst of the everyday moments that make up our lives.

    -nearly 100 new liturgies for daily life
    -beautiful leather-bound hardcover
    -new illustrations by Ned Bustard and others
    -silk bookmark
    -gilded edges

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  • Epiphany : The Season Of Glory

    $20.00

    “We have beheld his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father.”

    This line from the prologue of the Gospel of John declares the theme of Epiphany. Christmas celebrates Christ’s birth; Epiphany manifests his glory.

    The feast of Epiphany and its following season are not as well observed as they should be. Many of us associate Epiphany with the visit of the Magi but don’t know much more about it. In this short volume, priest and theologian Fleming Rutledge expounds the primary biblical texts and narrative arc of the season, inviting us to discover anew “the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.”

    Each volume in the Fullness of Time series invites readers to engage with the riches of the church year, exploring the traditions, prayers, Scriptures, and rituals of the seasons of the church calendar.

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  • Christmas : The Season Of Life And Light

    $20.00

    “O wondrous exchange!”

    Of all the seasons of the church calendar, Christmas is the one most recognized and celebrated by our society at large. That means it’s the season we’re most familiar with–but that can also make it harder to see past Christmas’s many cultural trappings to its timeless beauty.

    At the first Christmas, God exchanged the glories of divinity for the vulnerability of human existence, uniting himself to us in order to unite us to God. In this short volume, priest and theologian Emily Hunter McGowin invites us into the church’s celebration of that great exchange, in all its theological and liturgical splendor.

    Each volume in the Fullness of Time series invites readers to engage with the riches of the church year, exploring the traditions, prayers, Scriptures, and rituals of the seasons of the church calendar.

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  • Advent : The Season Of Hope

    $20.00

    “Christians believe not just in one coming of Christ, but in three.”

    We tend to think of Advent as the season of anticipation before Christmas–and while it is that, it’s also much more. Throughout its history, the church has observed Advent as a preparation not only for the first coming of Christ in his incarnation but also for his second coming at the last day. It’s also about a third coming: the coming of Christ to meet us in our present moment, to make us holy by his Word and Sacrament.

    In this short volume, priest and writer Tish Harrison Warren explores all three of these “comings” of Christ and invites us into a deeper experience of the first season of the Christian year.

    Each volume in the Fullness of Time series invites readers to engage with the riches of the church year, exploring how its traditions, prayers, Scriptures, and rituals all point us to Jesus.

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  • Saint Joseph Sunday Missal Prayerbook And Hymnal For 2024 American Edition

    $5.99

    Perfect Worship Aid for Personal or Parish Use…A Missal with a Rich History Meets Today’s Need

    For over 50 years, the New…St. Joseph Sunday Missal Prayerbook and Hymnal has accompanied countless Catholics in countless parishes as they approach the table of the Lord each Sunday.

    This Missal serves as a welcome companion to help the faithful participate more fully in the Mass–our greatest prayer.

    With this compact, personal Missal, the faithful will have at their fingertips the complete readings and prayers for all the Masses celebrated on the Sundays and Holydays of the Church Year. In addition, this Missal includes all the celebrations of the Sacred Paschal Triduum.

    Valuable Features:

    *Clear, Easy-to-Read Type
    *Two-color Order of Mass with Complete Prayers and Short Explanatory Texts
    *Over 50 Illustrations
    *Treasury of Prayers, including Illustrated Rosary and Stations of the Cross
    *Pastoral Help: Christ’s Presence in Liturgical Celebrations
    *Major Practices

    We invite and encourage you to enrich your Sunday worship–in church or at home–with your personal copy of our New…St. Joseph Sunday Missal Prayerbook and Hymnal for 2024.

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  • Pentecost : A Day Of Power For All People

    $20.00

    “The power of Pentecost is inseparable from the good news of the Christ who is proclaimed in the Gospels, in accordance with the Scriptures.”

    Pentecost may well be the most misconstrued day on the church calendar. A long legacy of cessationism has drained Pentecost of much of its significance, and it’s largely misunderstood in many Western churches today, if not outright ignored.

    That’s not the case in Emilio Alvarez’s tradition, though. In this Fullness of Time volume, the Pentecostal bishop and theologian offers us a rich biblical and theological introduction to the day of Pentecost and sets it in its liturgical context–not only in the Protestant tradition but also in Catholic, Orthodox, and Pentecostal expressions. The result is a rich theological feast and an invitation to find afresh the power of the gospel for all peoples.

    Each volume in the Fullness of Time series invites readers to engage with the riches of the church year, exploring the traditions, prayers, Scriptures, and rituals of the seasons of the church calendar.

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  • Worship By Faith Alone

    $35.00

    In every age, the church must consider what it means to gather together to worship God.

    If the church is primarily the people who follow the risen Christ, then its worship should be “gospel-centered.” But where might the church find an example of such worship for today?

    In this Dynamics of Christian Worship volume, scholar, worship leader, and songwriter Zac Hicks contends that such a focus can be found in the theology of worship presented by Thomas Cranmer, the Archbishop of Canterbury during the English Reformation. Hicks argues that Cranmer’s reformation of the church’s worship and liturgy was shaped primarily by the Protestant principle of justification by faith alone as reflected in his 1552 edition of the Book of Common Prayer, which was later codified under Elizabeth I and has guided Anglican worship for centuries.

    Here, we find a model of “gospel-centered” worship through which the church of today might be reformed yet again.

    The Dynamics of Christian Worship series draws from a wide range of worshiping contexts and denominational backgrounds to unpack the many dynamics of Christian worship–including prayer, reading the Bible, preaching, baptism, the Lord’s Supper, music, visual art, architecture, and more–to deepen both the theology and practice of Christian worship for the life of the church.

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  • Lent : The Season Of Repentance And Renewal

    $20.00

    Lent is inescapably about repenting. Every year, the church invites us into a season of repentance and fasting in preparation for Holy Week. It’s an invitation to turn away from our sins and toward the mercy and grace of Christ.

    Often, though, we experience the Lenten fast as either a mindless ritual or self-improvement program. In this short volume, priest and scholar Esau McCaulley introduces the season of Lent, showing us how its prayers and rituals point us not just to our own sinfulness but also beyond it to our merciful Savior.

    Each volume in the Fullness of Time series invites readers to engage with the riches of the church year, exploring the traditions, prayers, Scriptures, and rituals of the seasons of the church calendar.

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  • 2023 Saint Joseph Guide For Christian Prayer

    $2.95

    This handy, easy-to-use guide is meant to easily facilitate use of the Single Volume edition of the Liturgy of the Hours (Christian Prayer) with clear references for each day of the year.

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  • Every Moment Holy Volume 1 Gift Edition

    $18.99

    EVERY MOMENT HOLY is a best-selling series of books with liturgies and prayers for the ordinary events of daily life — liturgies such as “A Liturgy for Feasting with Friends” or “A Liturgy for Laundering” or “A Liturgy for the First Hearthfire of the Season.” These are ways of reminding us that our lives are shot through with sacred purpose even when, especially when, we are too busy or too caught up in our busyness to notice. Now available in this padded hardcover Gift Edition, featuring a brand new illustration for “A Liturgy Before Taking the Stage.”

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  • Renewal Worship : A Theology Of Pentecostal Doxology

    $32.00

    At its best, all Christian worship is led by the Holy Spirit. But is there a distinctive theology of Pentecostal worship?

    The Pentecostal church or the renewal movement is among the fastest-growing parts of the body of Christ around the world, which makes understanding its theology and practice critical for the future of the church.

    In this volume in IVP Academic’s Dynamics of Christian Worship (DCW) series, theologian Steven Felix-Jager offers a theology of renewal worship, including its biblical foundations, how its global nature is expressed in particular localities, and how charismatic worship distinctively shapes the community of faith. With his guidance, the whole church might understand better what it means to pray, Come, Holy Spirit!

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  • Abide In Peace

    $10.95

    In a world and nation marked by suffering and division, Marcus Halley invites readers to explore rituals of healing and reconciliation in parish practice.

    How is Christian community fostered when healing and reconciliation are prayerfully and actively sought? How do the ancient rituals of healing practiced among us today form a community committed to the Way of Love, the Way of Healing? And how does such practice lead the Christian community to seek peace?

    The basics of Episcopal and Anglican worship in North America are explored in this Little Books series, which invites parishioners and newcomers to consider both the beauty of worship and Episcopal ethical commitments.

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  • Worshp And The World To Come

    $35.00

    Christians sing because we are people of hope. Yet our hope is unlike other kinds of hope. We are not optimists; nor are we escapists. Christian hope is uniquely shaped by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead and by the promise of our own future resurrection. How is that hope both expressed and experienced in contemporary worship? In this volume in the Dynamics of Christian Worship series, pastor, theologian, and songwriter Glenn Packiam explores what Christians sing about when they sing about hope and what kind of hope they experience when they worship together. Through his analysis and reflection, we find that Christian worship is crucial to both the proclamation and the formation of Christian hope.

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  • Every Moment Holy Volume 1 Pocket Edition

    $24.99

    This “Pocket Edition” is smaller in size and made with a flexible cover. It fits easily in a bag or glovebox or coat pocket–perfect for everyday use while on the move.

    It includes all the liturgies from the Volume I hardcover edition plus a new liturgy from the forthcoming book featuring liturgies for seasons of dying and mourning.

    -over 100 liturgies for daily life (including liturgies for meals)
    -beautiful leather-bound flex-cover
    -silk bookmark

    Also includes two new illustrations by Ned Bustard.

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  • Prayers For Public Worship

    $12.99

    This book brings together over 300 beautiful prayers for advent and the Season of Christmas, written by four of the best-loved and most distinguished Christian writers: David Adam, Nick Fawcett, Susan Sayers, and Ray Simpson. This book is an invaluable resource for all those who prepare public worship.

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  • Eucharistic Faith

    $46.00

    Theology began with the appearances of the risen Jesus. That is, theology began when persons were confronted with a presence that could only be realized by the act of God.

    In The Eucharistic Faith, the first of a significant new systematic theology of the Eucharist, Ralph N. McMichael weaves liturgy and theology together to understand the ways in which theology and Christian faith are, at heart, about the receiving of the gift of Jesus’ life in Communion.

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  • Psalter For Christian Worship Revised Edition (Revised)

    $26.00

    We lift up the psalms to God as our prayers. We borrow the language of these ancient texts, and they become our works. We are not secondhand recipients of God’s word but communicants actively in conversation with God. What seems to set the Psalms apart from the rest of Scripture is their sacramental nature, their unique ability to mold and transform the believer. The Psalter for Christian Worship reclaims the Psalms for congregational worship with new texts set to familiar hymnal tunes. This collection, for worship leaders, musicians, and congregations, will inspire both corporate and private devotions. Features include: The Old Testament flavor of the Psalter is retained with new sensitivity to imagery and inclusive language; all 150 psalms have been converted into hymns of reasonable length to be sung in church; an index of suggested hymn tunes is included; and an index for liturgical use is also provided.

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  • ReForming The Liturgy

    $24.00

    Christian worship is always undergoing change as it adapts to particular contexts and concerns. This collection of essays explores ways: 1) that liturgical change happened to address particular historical and theological concerns; 2) that worship and preaching are currently undergoing transition; and 3) that aspects of worship are in need of transformation in order to address primary issues of our time with a focus on environmental and ecological concerns. Spcial attention is paid to the role of the Sacraments and to preaching with an emphasis on the need to connect worship with daily life. These essays show readers ways that liturgical renewal worked in the past as well as offer a persuasive case for continual renewal that responds to key issues in our contemporary lives.

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  • Hymns And Hymnody Volume 1

    $44.00

    Hymns and the music the church sings are tangible means of expressing worship. And while worship is one of, if not the, central functions of the church along with mission, service, education, justice, and compassion, and occupies a prime focus of our churches, a renewed sense of awareness to our theological presuppositions and cultural cues must be maintained to ensure a proper focus in worship. Hymns and Hymnody: Historical and Theological Introductions is a 60-chapter, three-volume introductory textbook describing the most influential hymnists, liturgists, and musical movements of the church. This academically grounded resource evaluates both the historical and theological perspectives of the major hymnists and composers that have impacted the church over the course of twenty centuries. Volume 1 explores the early church and concludes with the Renaissance era hymnists. Volume 2 begins with the Reformation and extends to the eighteenth-century hymnists and liturgists. Volume 3 engages nineteenth century hymnists to the contemporary movements of the twenty-first century. Each chapter contains these five elements: historical background, theological perspectives communicated in their hymns/compositions, contribution to liturgy and worship, notable hymns, and bibliography. The mission of Hymns and Hymnody is (1) to provide biographical data on influential hymn writers for students and interested laypeople, and (2) to provide a theological analysis of what these composers have communicated in the theology of their hymns. We believe it is vital for those involved in leading the worship of the church to recognize that what they communicate is in fact theology. This latter aspect, we contend, is missing–yet important–in accessible formats for the current literature.

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  • Book Of Common Prayer

    $12.99

    The Book of Common Prayer is one of the most influential books in history. First published in the reign of Edward VI, in 1549, it was a product of the English Reformation following the break with Rome. For nearly five centuries, it has formed the order of worship for established Christianity in England. More listeners have heard these prayers, it is said, than the soliloquies of Shakespeare. As British imperial ambitions spread, the Book of Common Prayer became the primary instrument (at least as much as the King James Bible) of English culture, firstly in Ireland in 1551. When the Puritans fled to America in 1620 it was to escape the discipline imposed by of the Book of Common Prayer, yet the book came to embody official religion in America before and after Independence, and is still in use.

    Today it is a global book: it was the first book printed in many languages, from north America to southern Africa, to the Indian sub-continent.

    In this Very Short Introduction Brian Cummings tells the fascinating history of the Book of Common Prayer, and explains why it is easily misunderstood. Designed in the 1540s as a radical Protestant answer to Catholic “superstition,” within a century (during the English Civil Wars) radical Christians regarded the Book of Common Prayer as itself “superstitious” and even (paradoxically) “Papist.” Changing in meaning and context over time, the Book of Common Prayer has acted as a cultural symbol, affecting the everyday conduct of life as much as the spiritual, and dividing conformity from non-conformity, in social terms as well as religious, from birth to marriage to death.

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  • Rise And Fall Of The Incomparable Liturgy

    $32.99

    Most histories of Church of England liturgy, for good reason, begin in the 1530s, and centre on the 1549 and 1552 Books of Common Prayer. That is important for initial doctrinal changes, and the establishment of the liturgical text, However, both liturgies were extremely short-lived, and the real history of the Book of Common Prayer as the Liturgy of the Church of England begins with the Elizabethan Settlement, 1559, and a long tenure of the enacted Elizabethan liturgy. The only revision of any note was that of 1662, and this revision lasted without serious challenge until the 19th century, and without legal alternative until the twentieth century. This study therefore concentrates on 1559 until the Report of the Royal Commission in 1906 which paved the way for liturgical revision.

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  • Introduction To Liturgical Studies

    $44.95

    Worship is at the heart of the Christian faith. This applies equally to all denominations. For that reason it is all the more important that the ordering of worship and its place in the life of the church is regularly rewritten and reinterpreted. This volume-based on the third, completely revised German edition from 2013-by two of the foremost liturgical scholars in Germany offers a contemporary, comprehensive introduction to the foundations for the study of liturgy today, one from which scholars and students in the English-speaking world can also profit. Beyond appealing to students of liturgy and theology, this book reaches out to everyone who wants to know more about the liturgical essence and dimensions of the church.

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  • Whole Life Worship

    $14.99

    This book is a continuation of the LICC series begun by Neil Hudson’s Imagine ChurchWhole-Life Worship will demonstrate that the contemporary Western Church has reached a point where our “gathered” worship is separated from our “scattered” lives outside of church. This is detrimental to the congregation’s spiritual development and their effectiveness on their “frontlines”. Church worship should be inspired and informed by our everyday experiences. It should empower and send the congregation out to continue worshipping. The book will provide patterns and resources to better connect gathered worship with the lives of the congregation beyond church meetings.The book will unpack a biblical grounding for both gathered and scattered worship. It will then identify patterns within our gathered services which help us re-make these connections. It will provide practical resources such as songs, prayers and activities which can help churches connect Sunday to the rest of the week. It will draw examples and stories from other church streams and traditions, to demonstrate how different kinds of Christian spirituality engage worshipfully with everyday life. In the second half of the book is a practical resource looking specifically at different aspects of a gathered service, and how each one can have an “outward” dimension.

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  • Music Architect : Blueprints For Engaging Worshipers In Song

    $27.00

    Guidance for Leaders Seeking a Richer Way to Employ Worship Music
    Worship expert Constance Cherry offers comprehensive guidance to Christian leaders seeking a deeper, richer way to employ worship music in engaging ways for twenty-first-century worshipers. Following Cherry’s successful book “The Worship Architect,” this work helps Christian leaders think theologically and act pastorally about worship music in their churches. It addresses larger issues beyond the surface struggles of musical styles and provides tools to critically evaluate worship songs. The book is applicable to all Christian traditions and worship styles and is well suited to both the classroom and the local church. Each chapter concludes with suggested practical exercises, recommended reading, and basic vocabulary terms.

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  • Washing Feet : Imitating The Example Of Jesus In The Liturgy Today

    $14.95

    More than half a century after its introduction into the Easter liturgy, the rite of the washing of feet on Holy Thursday goes to the heart of what it means to take part in Christian liturgy-as well as to live a Christian life. In Washing Feet: Imitating the Example of Jesus in the Liturgy Today, Thomas O’Loughlin explores the significance of mutual foot washing in early Christian communities and in the rituals of churches today.

    Washing Feet is a sound and engaging combination of liturgical theology, historical exploration, and practical pastoral guidance. Clergy, liturgy committees, and RCIA leaders involved in Holy Week liturgies will find this a useful and accessible resource for understanding how this practice is a key to how ordinary Christians understand the nature of the church and their relationship to others within their particular communites.

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  • God We Worship

    $23.99

    In The God We Worship Nicholas Wolterstorff takes a ground-up approach to liturgical theology, examining the oft-hidden implications of traditional elements of liturgy. Given that “no liturgy has ever been composed from scratch,” Wolterstorff argues that the assumptions taken into worship are key to perceiving the real depths of historical Christianity’s understanding of God.

    Across the liturgies of the Orthodox, Catholic, Episcopal, Lutheran, and Reformed churches, Wolterstorff highlights theologically neglected elements of God, such as an implicit liturgical understanding of God as listener. A dissection of liturgy is not only interesting, Wolterstorff argues, but crucial for reconciling differences between the God studied by theologians and the God worshiped by churchgoers on Sunday.

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  • Approaching The Canticle

    $14.99

    This is a summary of the Spiritual Canticle of St. John of the Cross in contemporary language, with emphasis on the meaning of its symbolic language.

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  • Feasting On The Word Worship Companion Year B 2

    $42.00

    This is the sixth and final volume in the Feasting on the Word Worship Companion series, which provides liturgical pieces used in preparing for worship. It offers a multitude of poetic prayers and responsive readings for all parts of worship for churches that use the Revised Common Lectionary. In addition, the weekly entries include questions for reflection and household prayers for morning and evening that are drawn from the lectionary, allowing churches to include them in their bulletin for parishioners to use throughout the week.

    During times of the year when two different tracks of Old Testament texts are offered by the Revised Common Lectionary, this resource offers an entire set of materials for both tracks. Also, a CD-ROM is included with each volume that enables planners to easily cut and paste relevant readings, prayers, and questions into worship bulletins.

    Liturgy writers include:

    Kimberly L. Clayton, Director of Contextual Education, Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia; Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
    David Gambrell, Associate for Worship in the Office of Theology and Worship, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Louisville, Kentucky; Presbyterian Church(U.S.A.)
    Daniel M. Geslin, Pastor, Union Congregational Church of Hancock, Hancock, Maine; United Church of Christ
    Kimberly Bracken Long, Associate Professor of Worship, Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia; Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
    L. Edward Phillips, Associate Professor of Worship and Liturgical Theology, Candler School of Theology, Atlanta, Georgia; United Methodist Church
    Melinda Quivik, Liturgical Scholar, Houghton, Michigan; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
    Carol L. Wade, Dean of Christ Church Cathedral, Lexington, Kentucky; Episcopal Church

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  • Rhythms Of Worship

    $18.00

    There are many books written for liturgical experts, but not many for laypeople. This book bridges that gap. In clear, everyday language, Waschevski and Stevens describe why Protestants worship and help to equip worship planners and leaders for excellence in their tasks. The authors explore the different elements of the worship service and how each expresses our Christ-centered faith. They also describe the feasts and festivals of the liturgical year, helping the reader understand and appreciate these special times and seasons in worship. An additional chapter considers music and arts in worship. Discussion questions at the end of each chapter invite discussion in local congregations. This book will be a valuable resource for pastors, worship committees, members, and all others who engage in worship planning and leadership.

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  • At The Heart Of The Liturgy

    $34.95

    From 1991 to 2012, Nathan D. Mitchell was the author of the “Amen Corner” that appeared at the end of each issue of Worship. Readers of Worship grew accustomed to Nathan’s columns as invitations to rethink the practice of Christian worship through a liturgical theology that was interdisciplinary, aesthetic, and attentive to history. With the soul of a poet, Nathan was always on the lookout for the turn of phrase, the image, stanza, or metaphor from other classic wordsmiths that could capture the liturgical insight he wanted to explore.For the first time, this volume assembles some of the most important of these columns around the themes of body, Word, Spirit, beauty, justice, and unity. In addition, Nathan’s former students offer substantive commentary through essays that invite the reader to consider how the themes raised by Nathan might develop in the coming years.This collection is a must-read both for those who admired Nathan’s contribution to liturgical studies and for a newer generation of scholars seeking to discern the frontiers of liturgical theology.Nathan D. Mitchell is an emeritus professor of liturgy in the Department of Theology at the University of Notre Dame.  In 1998, Mitchell was presented with the Berakah Award from the North American Academy of Liturgy for his contribution to the field. His many publications include the following books: Cult and Controversy; Eucharist as a Sacrament of Initiation; Liturgy and the Social Sciences; Real Presence: The Work of Eucharist; and, more recently, Meeting Mystery and The Mystery of the Rosary: Marian Devotion and the Reinvention of Catholicism.

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  • Rite Place : Kids Do Church Adults Do Too

    $27.95

    Ready-to-use liturgies with music, for all seasons of the church year

    * Offers a practical guide for child-directed, inclusive worship

    Grace Episcopal Church, Oak Park, Illinois has become a model for how to
    engage all generations in an experiential and fully inclusive Eucharistic liturgy. The
    Rite Place is a 30-minute service designed for young children and their households
    in response to the congregation’s desire to offer welcoming worship for all ages.
    This book has three parts: the theology of intergenerational worship, including
    pastoral issues and how a church might get started to implement such a model;
    the use of music as an integral piece to worship as formation; and complete
    liturgies for Advent/Christmas/Epiphany, Ash Wednesday, Lent, Maundy Thursday/
    Good Friday, Easter, and the Season of Pentecost/Summer that are accessible for
    other congregations to use in their own settings.

    For clergy, Christian educators, musicians, liturgists, Episcopal schools, chaplains,
    children’s hospitals, seminaries, and faith formation organizations.

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  • Spiritual Meaning Of The Liturgy

    $29.95

    “I am increasingly convinced that the decisive question that demands an answer from us is not so much how believers experience the liturgy, but whether believers live from the liturgy they celebrate.” With these few words Goffredo Boselli captures the essence of this present work.

    Believers can celebrate the liturgy throughout their lifetimes without ever really drawing their lives from it. And this is true of all believers-laity, clergy, or monastics. More than a century after the start of the liturgical movement and half a century after the start of the postconciliar liturgical reform, we must ask the difficult question of whether the liturgy has or has not become the source of the spiritual life of believers. For only by living from the liturgy can they receive the nourishment necessary to maintain a life of faith in today’s world.

    In The Spiritual Meaning of the Liturgy, Goffredo Boselli-one of Europe’s foremost liturgical theologians-offers an accessible and important guide for both scholars and interested laypeople to understand the meaning that permeates the liturgy and its implications for daily living. Readers will find here a resource to help understand the liturgy more fully, interiorize it more effectively, and live it more authentically.

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  • Evangelical Versus Liturgical

    $22.99

    A passionate call for true dialogue between evangelical and liturgical traditions

    Is there really a deep dichotomy between evangelical and liturgical churches?

    In this book Melanie Ross draws on historical analysis, systematic theology, and the worship life of two vibrant congregations to argue that the common ground shared by evangelical and liturgical churches is more important than the differences that divide them. A longtime evangelical church member who also teaches liturgical studies, Ross is in a prime position to address the subject, and she does so with passion and intelligence.

    Evangelical versus Liturgical? is an important addition to the scant literature explaining nondenominational worship practices to those from more historically established liturgical traditions.

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  • 1st Communion Liturgies

    $12.95

    Why do parish First Communion Masses so often neglect good liturgical principles? Should these celebrations resemble something analogous to a recital? Or, should they be celebrations worthy of the praise and glory of God?

    First Communion Liturgies explores the purpose and practice of First Communion in our time, uncovers the pitfalls associated with it, and offers a guide for preparing celebrations that will enrich the lives of children and families, bringing them into a deeper relationship with God and the church.

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  • Bright Field : Meditations And Reflections For Ordinary Time

    $31.99

    Covering the liturgical year outside Advent, Christmas, Lent and Easter, this collection of reflections, readings, poems and prayers focuses on the life and ministry of Jesus the rich subject matter of the lectionary readings during Ordinary Time. This is a subtantial, original and varied resource for the longest liturgical season.

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  • Feasting On The Word Worship Companion Year A 2

    $42.00

    Based on the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL), Feasting on the Word Worship Companion: Liturgies for Year A, Volume 2 provides liturgical pieces used in preparing for worship. Written and compiled by an ecumenical team of 11 seasoned liturgy writers, this resource offers a multitude of poetic prayers and responsive readings for all parts of worship and is meant to complement existing denominational resources. In addition, the weekly entries include questions for reflection and household prayers for morning and evening that are drawn from the lectionary, allowing churches to include them in their bulletin for parishioners to use throughout the week.

    During times of the year when two different tracks of Old Testament texts are offered by the RCL, this resource offers an entire set of materials for each track. Also, a CD-ROM is included with each volume that enables planners to easily cut and paste relevant readings, prayers, and questions into worship bulletins.

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  • Saint Joseph Sunday Missal Canadian Edition

    $29.00

    The one all-inclusive, complete, and permanent Sunday Missal for Canada. It contains all the official Mass prayers for Sundays and Holydays that are now in use. It includes the complete 3-year cycle of Sunday readings (for years A, B, & C). It also includes pertinent prayers from The Roman Missal. These prayers are repeated for each cycle of readings to make this Missal “easy to use” and to eliminate unnecessary page turning. Catholics of all ages will truly treasure this excellent Missal designed to last a lifetime.

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  • Liturgical Spirituality : Anglican Reflections On The Churchs Prayer

    $29.95

    Of particular interest to scholars and practitioners across the Anglican Communion
    with contributions from a wide breadth of scholars

    Liturgical Spirituality is a collection of Anglican reflections on the spirituality of the liturgy,
    inviting readers into the Church’s patterns of prayer, seasons of the year, and sacramental
    action. With contributions from all over the world, from the North Atlantic to Australia,
    the collection helps develop a comprehensive understanding of contemporary Anglican
    spirituality.

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  • Feasting On The Word Worship Companion Year A 1

    $42.00

    Based on the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL), Feasting on the Word Worship Companion: Liturgies for Year A, Volume 1 is an invaluable aid that provides liturgical pieces needed in preparing for worship each week. Written and compiled by a team of eleven ecumenical and seasoned liturgy writers under the creative leadership of Kimberly Bracken Long, this resource offers a multitude of poetic prayers and responsive readings for all parts of worship and is meant to complement existing denominational resources. In addition, the weekly entries include questions for reflection and household prayers for morning and evening that are drawn from the lectionary, allowing churches to include them in their bulletin for parishioners to use throughout the week.

    During times of the year when two different tracks of Old Testament texts are offered by the RCL, this resource offers an entire set of materials for each track. A CD-ROM is also included with each volume that enables planners to easily cut and paste relevant readings, prayers, and questions into worship bulletins.

    Liturgy Writers include:

    Kimberly L. Clayton, Director of Contextual Education, Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia; Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
    David Gambrell, Associate for Worship in the Office of Theology and Worship, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Louisville, Kentucky; Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
    Daniel M. Geslin, Pastor, Sixth Avenue United Church of Christ, Denver, Colorado; United Church of Christ
    Kimberly Bracken Long, Assistant Professor of Worship, Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia; Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
    L. Edward Phillips, Associate Professor of Worship and Liturgical Theology, Candler School of Theology, Atlanta, Georgia; United Methodist Church
    Melinda Quivik, Liturgical Scholar, Houghton, Michigan; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
    Carol L. Wade, Dean of Christ Church Cathedral, Lexington, Kentucky; Episcopal Church

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  • Special Service Worship Architect

    $30.00

    This book takes the principles found in Constance Cherry’s successful The Worship Architect–in which she provided dynamic blueprints for designing worship services–and applies them to special services in the life of the church. Cherry, a worship professor and practitioner, offers theological reflection, practical guidance, and suggested resources to help worship leaders and ministry students in training to create meaningful special services related to the sacraments, life passages, and other occasions.

    Cherry sets forth a process concerning worship design for special services and demonstrates how this process is conducive to virtually any style of worship practiced today in a myriad of Christian communities. She includes a model order for each service type, including weddings, funerals, baptisms, child dedications, Holy Communion, and more. The book not only explains what leaders do in order to preside at special services and how to do it, but also why they make certain choices. Each chapter includes discussion questions, practical exercises, and a basic glossary.

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  • Table Manners : Liturgical Leadership For The Mission Of The Church

    $35.99

    There is a growing (if not urgent) need for those being trained for ordained (and lay) ministry to be provided with a more solid grounding in liturgical principles, and Simon Reynolds seeks to address this by demonstrating how good liturgical leadership can be the foundation from which all other theological, historical, pastoral and missiological issues arise.

    Table Manners attempts to avoid being a ‘party’ book and will consciously avoid issues of churchmanship (except in pointing to what is positive in the various Christian traditions). Rather, it is written from the conviction that (i) a proper understanding of the Eucharist, and a theologically-informed approach to celebrating it (even if this manifests itself in many different styles), should mean that worshippers can go to churches of an unfamiliar tradition and yet still be caught up in the action, because what is essential and enlarging about good liturgical celebration would be recognisable; and (ii) that the success of presidency also demands the liturgical education of the whole people of God, because until they know what to ask for, their expectations will remain constrained.

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  • Liturgical Sense : The Logic Of Rite

    $21.95

    * A premier Anglican liturgical theologian reviews the history of the liturgical movement
    in North America and anticipates next steps in liturgical “sensibility”

    Louis Weil looks back on his work shaping the liturgical life of the Episcopal Church
    through his involvement with the development of The 1979 Book of Common Prayer-
    and looks forward to the future of the church and its liturgical life. Through stories and
    first-person anecdotes, Weil does “narrative theology” as only he can.

    Although most points of reference are to the 1979 BCP, the book is aiming at a more
    fundamental level-not just Episcopal or even Anglican liturgy, but liturgical rites as
    such: how do they “do what they do”?-or NOT do when they are done badly! “Liturgical
    Sense” is two dimensional: both the “common sense” of liturgical rites and also their
    “aesthetic sense.”

    It is Dr. Weil’s contention that in American culture we have an inherent inability to “think
    symbolically.” Dr. Weil seeks to encourage a return to “liturgical sense” across the church.

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  • Liturgy As A Way Of Life

    $22.00

    How do the arts inform and cultivate our service to God? In this addition to an award-winning series, distinguished philosopher Bruce Ellis Benson rethinks what it means to be artistic. Rather than viewing art as practiced by the few, he recovers the ancient Christian idea of presenting ourselves to God as works of art, reenvisioning art as the very core of our being: God calls us to improvise as living works of art. Benson also examines the nature of liturgy and connects art and liturgy in a new way. This book will appeal to philosophy, worship/liturgy, art, music, and theology students as well as readers interested in engaging issues of worship and aesthetics in a postmodern context, including Christian artists and worship leaders.

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  • Feasting On The Word Worship Companion Year C 2

    $42.00

    Based on the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL), Feasting on the Word Worship Companion: Liturgies for Year C, Volume 2 is an invaluable aid that provides liturgical pieces needed in preparing for worship each week. Written and compiled by a team of eleven ecumenical and seasoned liturgy writers under the creative leadership of Kimberly Bracken Long, this resource offers a multitude of poetic prayers and responsive readings for all parts of worship and is meant to complement existing denominational resources. In addition, the weekly entries include questions for reflection and household prayers for morning and evening that are drawn from the lectionary, allowing churches to include them in their bulletin for parishioners to use throughout the week.

    During times of the year when two different tracks of Old Testament texts are offered by the RCL, this resource offers an entire set of materials for each track. Also, a CD-ROM is included with each volume that enables planners to easily cut and paste relevant readings, prayers, and questions into worship bulletins.

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  • Imagining The Kingdom (Reprinted)

    $26.99

    How does worship work? How exactly does liturgical formation shape us? What are the dynamics of such transformation? In the second of James K. A. Smith’s three-volume theology of culture, the author expands and deepens the analysis of cultural liturgies and Christian worship he developed in his well-received Desiring the Kingdom. He helps us understand and appreciate the bodily basis of habit formation and how liturgical formation–both “secular” and Christian–affects our fundamental orientation to the world. Worship “works” by leveraging our bodies to transform our imagination, and it does this through stories we understand on a register that is closer to body than mind. This has critical implications for how we think about Christian formation.

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  • Journey To The Kingdom

    $19.99

    SKU (ISBN): 9781612611648ISBN10: 1612611648Editor: Vassilios PapavassiliouBinding: Trade PaperPublished: October 2012Publisher: Paraclete Press Print On Demand Product

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  • Seasons Of The Soul

    $9.95

    The seasons of the soul are the seasons of the liturgical calendar. The liturgy is about a relationship, and Sr. Carla Mae’s gorgeous images, poetry and prose describe how the liturgy is a means of deepening our relationship with God communally. The material comes highly recommended by RCIA coordinators as a perfect introduction to how the liturgy is the place where a loving God invites us – individually and as a body – into an ever more intimate experience of the Trinitarian relationship.

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  • Saint Joseph Sunday Missal Red

    $41.99

    Preface
    Calendars
    General Introduction
    Order Of Mass
    Rite Of Blessing And Sprinkling Holy Water .
    Penitential Rite (Alternative Forms For C
    Prefaces
    Proper Communicants And Hanc: Igitur
    Solemn Blessings
    Prayers Over The People
    Advent Season)
    Christmas Season
    Ordinary Time (after Epiph.)
    Lenten Season
    Easter Triduum
    Easter Season
    Ordinary Time (after Pent.) .
    Proper Of Saints
    Wedding Mass And Rite Of Marriage
    St. Joseph Hymnal
    Summary Of Teaching Of Vatican II
    Treasury Of Prayers
    General Index
    Index Of Biblical Readings
    Index Of Psalms
    Index Of Prefaces
    Index Of Mass Themes
    Index Of Hymns P. 1585

    Additional Info
    The one all-inclusive, complete and permanent Sunday Missal. It contains all the official Mass prayers for Sundays and Holydays that are now in use throughout America. It includes the complete 3-year cycle of Sunday readings (for years A,B & C). It includes all the prayers from the Sacramentary…plus all the presidential prayers. These prayers are repeated for each cycle of readings to make this Missal “easy to use” and to eliminate unnecessary page-turning.

    Catholics of all ages will truly treasure this excellent Missal destined to last a lifetime. Calendar to year 2016.

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