|The Celebration of
Mass: A Study of the Rubrics of the Roman Missal;
Rev. J.B. O'Connell
(Bruce, 1964) - reprinted by Preserving Christian
A detailed and
comprehensive book by an well-known and
respected liturgical author. Has many
information sections on topics such as
liturgical law and custom. Replete with many
details that other rubricians often omit.
Printed late in 1964, it was the last
contemporary and thereby most up-to-date
rubrical manual printed for the 1962 Missale
The Ceremonies of the
Roman Rite Described; Dr. Adrian Fortescue (1962-2007)
- reprinted by St. Michael's Abbey Press.
indispensable, all-year round ceremonial book is
complete with many helpful diagrams - a standard
and must-have for those in English-speaking countries.
The Book of
Ceremonies; Very Rev. Lawrence O'Connell (Bruce, 1956)
-presently this can be obtained only secondhand.
One of the best
and detailed ceremonial manuals available in
English for ordinary ceremonies. It lists the
general principles systematically as no other
previous rubrical book (in any language) had.
How to Serve In Simple, Solemn, and Pontifical Functions;
Dom Matthew Britt, O.S.B. (1934) - reprinted by
and detailed manual for altar servers which
embodies some of the best practices.
to Notes on the Rubrics of the Roman Ritual;
Rev. James O'Kane (1883) - available
via Google Books in PDF.
Manual of Episcopal
Ceremonies; Archabbot Aurelius Stehle (Archabbey
Press, 1961); 2 volumes - reprinted by Preserving
and concise manual outlining the various
principles for the individual ministers during
pontifical ceremonies. To aid the instructions
on preparing and describing the ceremonies,
several helpful charts and diagrams are
of the Roman Breviary and Missal;
Sacred Congregation of Rites (1960).
translation of the Rubricae Generales
the Mass: A Manual for Seminarians and Priests;
Rev. Walter Schmitz, S.S. (Benziger, 1960)
A concise and
handy manual for learning how to offer the
traditional Roman Mass. Includes parallel
columns of the missal Latin text with English
Compendium Sacrae Liturgicae juxta Ritum Romanum
Rev. Innocentius Wapelhorst, O.F.M. (Benziger Brothers
1931) -presently this can be obtained only secondhand,
a Google Books (PDF) of the 1915 edition can be
rubrical manual that concisely explains general
ceremonies of the Roman Rite. Written by an
American Franciscan, it also lists the
recognized USA liturgical customs.
Liturgical (Collectio Rerum Liturgicarium)
Revs. Joseph Wuest, Thomas Mullaney & William
Barry, C.SS.R (Pustet 1956) - presently this can be
obtained only secondhand.
compendium of liturgical laws and prescriptions.
The Handbook of
Ceremonies for Priests and Seminarians;
Mueller-Ellis (Herder, 1954).
A handy manual,
but only available secondhand.