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Extracts from the Rites of Holy Week Manual

The Rites of Holy Week: Ceremonies—Preparations—Music—Commentary

Fr. Frederick McManus, 1956

In addition to providing the rubrics of each ceremony, this manual includes important commentary that explains the reasons and objectives of the Holy Week Reform.


These explanations also demonstrate the great solicitude for the instruction and sanctification of souls through the restored—and even augmented—rites of Holy Week under Pope Pius XII.

Presented here are some compilations of extracts from the Rites of Holy Week manual in PDF. They have been formatted in half-letter size for easier reading and eventual publication.

On General Matters

On the Music of Holy Week

On Pastoral Concerns
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