Toward the end of last year a post on the New Liturgical Movement website captured my attention. It spoke about the four volume Missale Romanum cum lectionibus, published in 1977 to conform to the ordinary form of the Roman rite. This missal – in effect four distinct books for the seasons of the year and feasts – contains the entire Latin text of the second edition of the 1969 Missale Romanum (i.e. the 1975 text approved by Pope Paul VI) together with the complete lections, psalms, and verses for before the gospel. Although it is in four volumes, it is nonetheless a useful book – but is extremely rare to obtain. Fortunately, Corpus Christi Watershed has now made the complete four volumes available online here.
Mgr Andrew Wadsworth, Executive Director of ICEL, gave this lecture on The Future of the Liturgy at St Mary Magdalen, Brighton, on Tuesday evening, as part of their excellent series of lectures to celebrate 150 years of the church’s life. I’m grateful to Clare Bowskill for pointing the video out – the apostolate kept me away from being there myself.[vimeo vimeo.com/41434790]