Council and Continuity

In October, the Office of Worship in Phoenix, AZ will be hosting an International Symposium on the liturgy in conjunction with the Department of Liturgy at the University of Vienna and the School of Liturgy at Mundelein Seminary in Chicago. The conference will focus its attention on the American Interim Missal used between 1965 and 1970 and its impact on the development of the Novus Ordo. Related topics include: the historical development of the liturgy after the Council, the new Lectionary; towards an Anglican ritual; Propers of the Mass since the Council; and the development of sacred Architecture.

The Conference begins at 1:00 PM on Monday, October 3rd through Noon on Tuesday, October 4, 2011.  Registration is $135.00/persona including meals, receptions and materials.

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  1. Speaking about historical development, does anyone know of a book or artical that explains the traditional bases of the changes made to the Mass at Vatican II?

    1. Fr., I’m not entirely sure what you’re asking, but something like Jungmann’s 1975 book The Mass: An Historical, Theological and Pastoral Survey might be of help in giving a historical overview of liturgical and theological developments. If you are looking for an apologia for the reformed Mass aimed at traditionalist, maybe something by Denis Crouan would be what you are looking for.

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