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For the Canticum Clericorum Romanum

(Epistles and Gospels book)


The rubrics of the Caeremoniale Episcoporum (I, xii, 15) prescribe the book of the Epistles and Gospels to be covered in the liturgical color of the Mass, thereby indicating the great dignity of the Word of God. This practice of veiling sacred books in the Roman Rite was exemplified at the Solemn Papal Masses as depicted in the picture of Pope John XXIII.


In many places today the Canticum Clericorum Romanum (published by Biretta Books) is used for singing the Epistles and Gospels, either by the celebrant at High Mass, or the subdeacon and deacon at Solemn Mass. The advantage of this compiled work is that it provides the chant notation for the various tones of these readings, which the official liturgical books omit (presuming these are already known).


In collaboration with The Hem of His Garment, we are offering a matching set of 5 covers for the Canticum of green, white, gold, red and violet (a rose cover for Gaudete and Laetare Sundays is also available separately).


The covers have been expertly sewn for superior durability with non-metallic liturgical brocade imported from Greece and gold bullion trim with metallic accents. Each cover features a simple, but elegant color fabric brocaded with a pattern of crosses and vines, while a wide gold trim decorates and reinforces the spine. The cover's interior and flaps are made from gold-toned premium lining material.


These fabric covers fit Volume I (Sundays and Holy Days) of the Canticum Clericorum Romanum exactly, measuring 11.25" x 8.75" (unfolded) with 2.50" interior flaps to securely fit the book. As a decorative veil, these covers will not only add splendor to the ritual of the liturgy offered in your church, but also help protect the substantial investment of your book from the frequent handling it receives.


Orders are being taken now for a limited number of these exclusive custom-sewn sets of 5 colors which are available for immediate shipment.



Canticum Book Covers Set

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