Catholic Mass For Dummies
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An unintimidating guide to understanding the Catholic Mass
Throughout the centuries, the liturgy of the Church has taken a variety of regional and historical forms, but one thing has remained constant: the Mass has always been the central form of Catholic worship.
Catholic Mass For Dummies gives you a step-by-step overview of the Catholic Mass, as well as a close look at the history and meaning of the Mass as a central form of Catholic worship. You'll find information on the order of a Mass and coverage of major Masses.
- Covers standard Sunday Mass, weddings, funerals, holiday services, and holy days of obligation
- Provides insight on the events, symbols, themes, history, and language of the Mass
- Translations of a Mass in Castilian and Latin American Spanish
If you're a Catholic looking to enhance your knowledge of your faith, an adult studying to convert to Catholicism, a CCD instructor, or a non-Catholic who wants to understand the many nuances of the Catholic Mass, this hands-on, friendly guide has you covered.
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accommodate changes in liturgy or to avoid expensive construction, and the art and music have changed according to the type of worship experience used in the Church at different times. Some building styles, such as the ostentatious Baroque style, are just too expensive to try to reproduce nowadays. Other styles, such as neoclassical and neo-Gothic, have been reinvented as new, (neo) versions of their early ancestors to better accommodate the changes in worship, because the architecture of