In This Issue: Worship 97 (April 2023)

Summary of the April 2023 issue of Worship

Worship is a peer-reviewed, international ecumenical journal for the study of liturgy and liturgical renewal. Founded in 1926 by Virgil Michel, OSB, and the monks of Saint John’s Abbey, Worship is published quarterly in Collegeville, Minnesota. Subscribe to Worship here.

Orthodoxy’s Kryptonite:
False Neutrality and Complicity on Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine
Nicholas Denysenko

Damaged Goods
Antonio (Tony) Alonso
A range of works in and beyond liturgical theology share a conviction that the Eucharist has the capacity to shape ethical living and inspire cultural resistance. To the extent such works acknowledge a lack of correspondence between their Eucharistic ideals and Christian witness in the world, it tends to serve as evidence of the corruption of the Eucharist by external cultural forces or a lack of conviction among its participants. In this essay, I use the work of three scholars from outside the field of liturgical theology—Lauren Winner, M. Cecilia Gaposchkin, and Katie Grimes—to argue for more sustained attentiveness among liturgical theologians to the ways that even the goods of the Eucharist can deform its participants and extend damage in the world in spite of those goods.

“From My Head to My Toes, I Felt Like a New Body Was Created”: Lessons from Contemporary Lutheran Catechumenates
Kent Burreson and Rhoda Schuler
The authors present their research findings on the adult catechumenal process at four Lutheran parishes throughout the U.S. The research, funded by the Lilly Foundation through a grant from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, suggests that incorporating theological images and practices from the early church catechumenate can foster a “missional habitus” in parishes for engagement with the post-modern world. Formation practices that encourage exploration of doubt as part of life experience, that involve the whole faith community in the formation process, and that use robust rituals to mark liminal moments in the process have the potential to reach post-modern generations. The research also suggests that one key to success is a flexible approach that contextualizes the catechumenal process to a particular culture and locale.

Jesus is Lifted Up: The Roots and Reform of the Adoration of the Cross on Good Friday in the Roman Rite
Michael Marchal
One of the most vivid parts of the Good Friday service in the Roman Rite is the Adoration of the Cross. Originating in Jerusalem, the rite spread because of the popularity of pilgrimages to the Holy City. Yet the rite has changed through the centuries. Originating in the veneration of a relic of the True Cross, it was soon adapted to become the veneration of any cross. In the mediaeval period, even though the rubrics always called for the use of a cross, a crucifix became the object venerated. The shifting currents of piety which led to this change affected not only the Holy Week liturgy but our sense of ecclesiology and of Eucharist. And so, we are challenged us to reconsider how we enact this core component of our celebration of Holy Week—especially because of the traditionalist influences of the last few decades.

Son of Man … Vindicated by Her Deeds
Isaac S. Villegas
Feminist sensibilities have led to the production of worship resources with gendered language that includes masculine and feminine imagery for God. This essay extends this trajectory of inclusion by arguing for the use of multiple gendered pronouns for Jesus Christ in our liturgical life in order to break free from the heteronormative confines of the male-female binary. My argument follows the lead of the genderqueer use of pronouns for Jesus in Matthew 11:19. I turn to the guidance of transgender insights to reorient our language—a reorientation which involves the empowerment of trans- people in worship leadership.

Sarah Kathleen Johnson reviews Lester Ruth and Lim Swee Hong, A History of Contemporary Praise & Worship: Understanding the Ideas that Reshaped the Protestant Church (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2021).

Thomas A. Krosnicki, SVD, reviews Jozef Lamberts, With One Spirit: The Roman Missal and Active Participation (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2020).

Gerald O’Collins, SJ, reviews Lively Oracles of God: Perspectives on the Bible and Liturgy, edited by Gordon Jeanes and Bridget Nichols (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2022).

Katrina J. Olson reviews Matthew Kaemingk and Cory B. Willson, Work and Worship: Reconnecting Our Labor and Liturgy (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2020).

Stephen S. Wilbricht, CSC, reviews Liturgy with a Difference: Beyond Inclusion in the Christian Assembly, edited by Stephen Burns and Bryan Cones (London: SCM Press, 2019).

Julia Upton, RSM, reviews Mary E. McGann, The Meal That Reconnects: Eucharistic Eating and the Global Food Crisis (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2020).

Andrew Wymer reviews Adam Hearlson, The Holy No: Worship as a Subversive Act (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2018).

In This Issue: Worship 97 (January 2023)

Summary of the January 2023 issue of Worship

Worship is a peer-reviewed, international ecumenical journal for the study of liturgy and liturgical renewal. Founded in 1926 by Virgil Michel, OSB, and the monks of Saint John’s Abbey, Worship is published quarterly in Collegeville, Minnesota. Subscribe to Worship here.

A Different Checklist
Genevieve Glen, OSB

The Seven Hebrew Words for Praise: Pentecostal Interpretation of Scripture in Liturgical Theology
Jonathan Ottaway
The Seven Hebrew Words for Praise (SHWP) is a Pentecostal liturgical theology that seeks to define the scope of effective, correct, and God-pleasing worship for the church. The approach of this theology is to explore the Hebrew words underlying the English use of the word ‘praise’ in Scripture. By uncovering these hidden terms, its proponents argue that they are uncovering a fuller understanding of Christian praise which should form the normative liturgical practice of the church. The aim of the paper is to situate this liturgical theology in its wider theological and hermeneutical context. The SHWP paradigm is more than a simple biblicist theology for Pentecostal worship. Instead, it is a complex and historically-contextual theology formed out of a matrix of theological influences. The paper will first detail the historical development of the SHWP, situating it in a wider development of Pentecostal praise theologies in the latter 20th century and describing its dissemination and replication among many Praise and Worship practitioners in Pentecostal and evangelical traditions. The reproduction of the SHWP points to a wider hermeneutical agreement that exists between Praise and Worship practitioners. Hence, in the following section, the paper uncovers the broader hermeneutical tradition that the SHWP stems from rooted in traditional Pentecostal and Fundamentalist interpretive approaches to scripture. I will show the particular reliance of the SHWP on the early Pentecostal methodology of the Bible Reading Method.

Re-imagining Gender Justice: Remnants from the Roman Missal
Gerard Moore
The Roman Missal has been a locus of exclusion for women, particularly around the gender of ministers, or at very least a site of indifference to their participation. The attempt here is to recover within prayers and rites the remnants of women’s experience and contribution. As well, it uncovers theological readings of the liturgical texts that support the exclusion of women—traces within the areas of prayers, genres, authorship, piety and performance.  With this, the intention is not to make a claims about balance: the Roman Missal is overwhelmingly the product of male clerics, and its features reflect this. Rather, the hidden presence of a different experiential basis signals a possible reimagination of the ritual book itself. The missal has within it the seeds of something other! This recognition is a first step towards a missal that allows for diversity, inclusion beyond the female/male binary, and cultural consciousness.

The Embolism: Its Origins and Development
Radek Tichy
The article deals with the origins, historical development, and meaning of the embolism in the Rites of Communion in the Roman order of Mass. Using the method of la liturgie comparée, the author traces the historical development from the original oration of fractio panis, into prayer before communion, and finally into embolism. This final transformation involved inserting the Lord’s Prayer into the rites before communion.

Loving and Reforming a Holy Yet Broken Church
Richard Gaillardetz
This essay has its origins in a “last lecture” the author delivered at an academic conference hosted by Boston College in September, 2022 to acknowledge his contributions to ecclesiology. The lecture is framed autobiographically and identifies three challenges which must be addressed if church reform is to be effective. First, reformist agendas must take seriously the institutional dimension of the church and draw on social scientific analysis of ecclesial structures. Second, successful reform must seek a reflective equilibrium between honoring the contributions of tradition and prophetic critique. Third, effective ecclesial reform must attend fully to the contributions of the sensus fidelium.

Bruce T. Morrill, SJ, reviews Michael Leyden, Faithful Living: discipleship, creed & ethics (London: SCM Press, 2019).

Maxwell E. Johnson reviews Ramez Mikhail, The Presentation of the Lamb: The Prothesis and the Preparatory Rites of the Coptic Liturgy, Studies in Eastern Christian Liturgy 2 (Münster: Aschendorff Verlag, 2020).

Kimberly Hope Belcher reviews The Oxford Handbook of Ecumenical Studies, edited by Geoffrey Wainwright and Paul McPartlan (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2021).

John F. Baldovin, SJ, reviews Andrea Grillo, Eucaristia: Azione Rituale, Forma Storica, Essenza SistematicaNuovo Corso di Teologia Sistematica 8 (Brescia: Queriniana, 2019.)

David Batchelder reviews Bryan D. Spinks, Scottish Presbyterian Worship: Proposals for Organic Change, 1843 to the Present Day (Edinburgh: Saint Andrew Press, 2020).

Brian Dunkle, SJ, reviews Johannes Zachhuber, The Rise of Christian Theology and the End of Ancient Metaphysics: Patristic Philosophy from the Cappadocian Fathers to John of Damascus (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020).

New Open-Access, Ecumenical Journal Powered by the University of Vienna

Ex Fonte: Journal of Ecumenical Studies in Liturgy promises international scholarship across liturgical disciplines and traditions.

VIENNA, AUSTRIA: In June of 2022, the University of Vienna announced the launch of a new, open-access, continuously published, peer-reviewed journal: Ex Fonte: Journal of Ecumenical Studies in Liturgy. Executive Editorial Board members Florian Wegscheider and Elias Haslwante write,

We see Ex Fonte as an open and internationally oriented platform for scholarly discourse in Liturgical Studies, which may bring new inspiration to ecumenical dialogue. Ex Fonte contributes to bringing worldwide liturgical scholarship closer together and to inspiring mutual enrichment. We see this as a contribution and commitment to ecumenism. We hope that through Ex Fonte and the contributions published therein, ecumenism will also benefit from new impulses from a liturgical perspective to strengthen and foster the dialogue between Eastern and Western traditions, and can be expanded to include interreligious contributions as well, for example from Judaism and Islam. Even if not every single contribution needs to address explicitly ecumenical Liturgical Theology, the authors from different denominations and their submitted contributions commit themselves to a basic ecumenical approach.

In a nod to the increasing need for timely publication and the evolving nature of academic publishing, Ex Fonte does not publish on a fixed schedule. “Articles are reviewed, edited, and published as soon as possible after submission. This makes it possible to discuss and react to current and topical issues or challenges in a quick and uncomplicated manner,” Wegscheider and Haslwante write. “By publishing the articles in Open Access, research in Liturgical Studies will not only be permanently accessible 24/7 to everyone and everywhere, in a simple and straightforward way, but they also comply with the standards and requirements of contemporary academic scholarship. The excellent quality of the published articles is ensured by a double-blind peer-review process.”

This type of publishing heralds good news both for established and up-and-coming scholars seeking to engage their work on a global stage and in a timely manner. Pray Tell will publish new Ex Fonte abstracts regularly in our recurring In This Issue feature. Early articles examine ecumenical perspectives of Vatican II (Pietro Ventura), the ḥūḏrā in the Liturgy of the Assyrian Church of the East (Mar Awa III), and the stole practices of Carthusian nuns (Daniel Tibi), to name a few. The journal’s timely publication schedule has even allowed for an analysis of the rites and rituals surrounding the death of the late Queen Elizabeth II (Daniel Lloyd).

The editors invite submissions at any time; guidelines are available here. The journal has published thus far in German, English, and Italian; submissions in French are also welcome. Visit for full details and to read the latest.

In This Issue: Questions liturgiques 102, no 1-2 (2022)

Summary of Questions liturgiques 102, no. 1-2 (2022)

Founded in 1910 by Dom Lambert Beauduin, Questions Liturgiques/Studies in Liturgy welcomes scholarly contributions (i.e. articles, notes, book essays etc.) in the fields of liturgical theology, the historical study of liturgy and the sacraments, sacramentology, symbol theory, ritual studies, the phenomenology of devotional practices, the anthropology of religion and cognate disciplines. Although the review is rooted in the Catholic tradition, it encourages ecumenical, comparative and interreligious approaches. Subscribe to Questions liturgiques here.

The Interrogation in Egyptian Baptismal Rites: A Further Consideration
Alistair C. Stewart
In response to Alistair C Stewart, Maxwell Johnson has presented arguments for continuing to see an interrogation in the original Egyptian baptismal rite. This article takes a fresh look at the question, suggesting that the evidence cannot lead to a certain conclusion on this point. Nonetheless, the form of the stipulatio, introduced into Egypt in the third century and previously unknown there, tends to indicate that the interrogatory baptismal rite, which employs this form, is a western phenomenon. It is possible that the interrogation entered Egyptian baptismal rituals as a result of the widespread Egyptian adoption of the stipulatio.

The Post Sanctus Texts in the Missale Gothicum
Thomas A. Krosnicki
The seventh-century Missale Gothicum includes 24 distinctly marked prayer texts referred to as Post Sanctus or Collectio post Sanctus. Thomas A. Krosnicki, SVD, STL applies the principles of analytic textual research (ATR) to study these liturgical compositions in terms of their number, title, function, composition, scriptural and theological content. Remarkable for their diversity, the two dozen prayers are examples of the eclectic process of selection, characteristic of sacramentaries compiled during the early Middle Ages. Krosnicki first utilized the ATR method of liturgical research in crafting his 1973 volume titled Ancient Patterns in Modern Prayer, published in The Catholic University of America Studies in Christian Antiquity series, edited by the late Dr. Johannes Quasten.

Le kyrie, eleison de la messe romaine: Un rite en quête de sens
Fergus Ryan
The author demonstrates that the penitential act and the Kyrie eleison are two distinct moments in the celebration of the Roman Mass according to the Roman Missal since the introduction of the penitential act in 1969. After first examining the precise meaning of the two moments, he then considers their sources in the Roman Mass before the Second Vatican Council in order to uncover their meaning in an earlier context. Studying the formation of the new Ordo Missae after the Council he attempts to clarify the significance of the two parts of the celebration given by those involved in the work of liturgical reform. He concludes by suggesting a direction for bringing to light the theological and liturgical meaning of the Kyrie as a rite in itself at the beginning of the Roman Mass.

Gloria Laus: Singing on the Road to the City of God
Ger van der Werf
Around 820, Theodulf of Orléans (ca. 745-820) composed the hymn Gloria laus in thirty-nine elegiac distiches, intended for the procession on Palm Sunday in Angers. He derived his theme from the texts for Palm Sunday that can be found in the Old Spanish liturgical books. The hymn was soon to be found in liturgical books, and is sung in the Latin liturgy to the present day. In Gloria laus the author stressed the meaning of the procession as a celebratory event that referred back to the historical entry and forward to the end of times, because Christ’s passage through death lies behind us. In this article, the Latin text of the hymn is provided with translation, followed by an analysis of the text: Theodulf’s theological interpretation of the commemoration of the entry and the form of the procession in Angers described in this hymn. Finally, the findings are situated in the historical context of the development of the Palm Sunday ritual in Francia.

The Privilege of Love and the Work of God:
The Liturgy of the Hours in Camaldolese Benedictine Spirituality
Christopher M. O’Brien
This paper explores the liturgical spirituality of the Camaldolese Benedictines by examining the Camaldolese practice of the Liturgy of the Hours and putting it into conversation with the spiritual writings that ground the Camaldolese community. Special attention is paid to the ways in which the four-fold Camaldolese identity – Christian, post-Vatican II Catholic, Benedictine/monastic, and Camaldolese – is concretized through the community’s liturgical praxis. This study employs historical, theological, spiritual, and ritual analyses to reveal the multifaceted reality that is Camaldolese liturgical prayer. In addition to treatment of the liturgical text, attention is paid to the impact of liturgical time, liturgical space, and liturgical gesture on the prayer and spirituality of the community. Particular emphasis is given to the practices of the monks at New Camaldoli Hermitage in Big Sur, California in order to show how the identity and spirituality of the community is manifested in its concrete liturgical praxis.

La renaissance des homélies autour du Concile Vatican II:
Étude de prédications de quelques prêtres belges
Arnaud Join-Lambert
The Second Vatican Council profoundly renewed the meaning of the homily and its insertion in the liturgy. In concrete terms, the bishops restored the homily ‘from the sacred text’ and ‘as part of the liturgy itself’ (in the words of the constitution on the liturgy). How have the people primarily concerned, parish priests and other priests, received this change and modified their practices? In order to contribute to the beginning of an answer, the article presents an analysis of the preaching of three Belgian priests. Around these three figures, a typology of the emergence of the Word of God in preaching between 1945 and 1975 is sketched out. Finally, new issues are raised.

Mass Antiphons and the Dialectic of Liturgical Genre and Translation
Jason J. McFarland
Translation is a key dimension of ongoing liturgical renewal and reform. In the 2010 English-language edition of the Roman Missal (title in italics), the translation process was guided by the Instruction Liturgiam Authenticam issued in 2001 by the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. Though often and justly criticized, the document’s principles are useful and insightful in terms of the preservation and transmission of the ancient antiphon tradition of the Latin Rite. This paper delineates these principles, introduces the complex and often overlooked antiphon tradition, and analyses several key antiphons of the Roman Missal to explicate the importance of understanding the liturgical-textual genre of antiphons, and indeed any other liturgical text, in the process of translating Latin texts into the vernacular. In the dialectic of genre and translation, genre must be an equal partner. If not, crucial aspects of the tradition are eclipsed in vernacular editions of liturgical books and local liturgical praxis.

In This Issue: Ecclesia orans 39, no. 2 (2022)

Summary of Ecclesia orans 39, no. 2 (2022)

Founded in 1984, Ecclesia orans is the official periodical of the Pontifical Institute of Liturgy. Its principles and objectives are founded on Sacrosanctum Concilium (the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy), with particular emphasis on articles 15, 16, 23 and 44. Subscribe to Ecclesia orans here.

Dominik Jurczak, Assistant Editor

“In the earthly liturgy we take part in a foretaste of that heavenly liturgy” (SC 8):
The study of the liturgy as an ecclesial service for a renewed spirituality
A. Roche

La réforme restituée, Part One

Ângelo Cardita
In order to deepen the requirement of ritual unity affirmed by Traditionis custodes, this study begins by offering a first approach to the place of the liturgy in the teaching and ministry of Pope Francis, underlining the way in which the action and though of the Pope “follows in the footsteps of the Council”. After this, the article looks at four fundamental aspects of Traditionis custodes: the interpretation and reception of the Second Vatican Council and of the liturgical reform, the centrality of the liturgy in the munus sanctifiandi of the bishops (first part), the clarification of the relationship between ritual unity and ecclesial unity, and the issue of liturgical books as expression of the “lex orandi”. Finally, we reread these same aspects in the light of Pope Francis’ principles for an “outgoing” church in order to identify their main challenges (second part, forthcoming in EO 2023/1).

Presentation and Discussion of a Reformation-Era, Catholic,
Vernacular Baptismal Rite in Germany in Manuscript Cgm 9509, Part One
Luke A. Donahue
Part 1 of this paper briefly describes Cgm 9509 of the Bavarian State Library (BSB), a previously unstudied manuscript containing a Catholic, vernacular baptismal rite from Reformation-era Germany. This research presents its context and provides the author’s transcription and translation of this rite. This increases our understanding of the usage of the vernacular in the liturgy in the Reformation era and presents the manuscript for further study.
In the second part of this paper, the manuscript will be compared to a printed rite with which it is catalogued together in the BSB. The author begins to answer questions regarding the co-usage of these books and the genesis of the manuscript.

Der schönste Tag im jungen Leben:
Kirchliche Sinngehalte und individuelle Bedeutungszuschreibungen
als Gegenstand der Liturgiewissenschaft, Part One
Stefan Kopp
Seen from the perspective of liturgical and pastoral history, the celebration of First Communion shows a wide range of forms, contexts and motives. To this day, the ecclesiastically prescribed meanings of this celebration and the individually shaped attributions of meaning to it can still diverge strongly. In their heterogeneity, they serve as examples for the challenges faced by a factual and contemporary approach in liturgical studies, which takes a multi-perspective view at the history, theology and practice of Christian worship, shows sensitivity for celebrations of faith shaped by varying characteristics of social and cultural history as well as biographical and environmental factors, and is able to make interdisciplinary connections.

The Epistle to the Hebrews in the Roman Canon Missae:
Melchizedek and Other Features, Part One
Matthew S.C. Olver
This article, which is divided into two parts (the second of which will appear in the next issue) attempts to demonstrate within a specific euchology the claim that Jean Daniélou made in his seminal study, The Bible and the Liturgy, namely, that liturgical texts are themselves an expression of scriptural interpretation or exegesis. This claim is explored in four key ways where the author suggests that the Epistle to the Hebrews is appropriated in the Roman Canon Missae. The first is incorporation of the phrase «eternal covenant» from Heb 13:20-21 into the Supplices te, an unusual feature that is always witnessed in the Codex Veronensis. The second is the introduction of the figure of Melchizedek into the preexisting Greek source material shared with the Alexandrian tradition, forming a triumvirate of Abel, Abraham, and Melchizedek—all of whom figure in important ways in the argument of Hebrews. The third is the use of the substantive adjective maiestatis, also in the Supplices te, taken from the unique use of the term Heb 1:3 and possibly 8:1, and echoed in 1 Clem. 36:2 and T. Levi 3:9. Finally, the use of the phrase sacrificium laudis from Heb 13:15, which draws on Ps 50[49]:14 and Ps 116[115]:14-18. While the figure of Melchizedek and the phrase sacrificium laudis are found in the Old Testament but are unique to Hebrews in the New Testament, the fact that they are textually related to the other two features of the Roman Canon that are completely unique to the in the Scriptures (maiestatis and «eternal covenant» in connection with Jesus) means that there is a preponderance of evidential weight that Hebrews exercised a decisive and singular influence on much of what distinguishes the Roman Canon from other early anaphoras.

Catalogue des livres liturgiques de la collégiale de Mons-en-Hainaut
et le culte de sainte Waudru
Alicia Scarcez
This study focuses on the liturgical and musical heritage of the city of Mons-en-Hainaut (Belgium), in particular the office of Saint Waudru, patroness of the city. It seeks to understand the context in which the cult of Waudru developed and transformed over the centuries. The first part of the study lists all of the liturgical and musical sources preserved at the Sainte-Waudru collegiate church. The second part is dedicated to examining the celebrations in honor of the saint, before and after the Council of Trent. The third part of the study, published later, will focus on the interactions between the chapter of the canons of Saint-Germain and that of the canonesses of Sainte-Waudru, during the life and transformation of the two collegiate churches of Mons.

The Baptismal Formula: A Search For Origins
Alistair C. Stewart
The origins of the baptismal formula found in fourth century eastern baptismal rites are explored. It is suggested that the formula originates as early as the first century in a syntactic dialogue between the candidate and the baptizer. The prayer of the candidate is subsequently transferred to the baptizer and, because it originated as a calling out by the candidate, is known as an epiklesis. The recognition that epiklesis in the third and fourth centuries may refer to the formula clarifies a number of aspects of the development of the baptismal rite.

Giuseppe Caruso reviews Discendi studioso: Per i settant’anni di Marcello Marin, edd. M. Veronese-V. Lomiento (Auctores nostri 22), Edipuglia, Bari 2019, 522 pp., ISBN 978-88-7228-907-5, € 55,00.

Keith F. Pecklers reviews Thomas O’Loughlin, Eating Together Becoming One: Taking Up Pope Francis’ Call to Theologians, Liturgical Press Academic, Collegeville (MN) 2019, 174 pp., ISBN 9780814684580, $29.95.

Dominik Jurczak reviews Marco Benini, Liturgische Bibelhermeneutik. Die Heilige Schrift im Horizont des Gottesdienstes (Liturgiewissenschaftliche Quellen und Forschungen 109), Aschendorff Verlag, Münster 2020.

Emanuele Borsotti reviews Mario Castellano, Per una pastorale ancorata all’altare: L’opera teologico-liturgica di Mariano Magrassi nella Chiesa italiana post-conciliare (Scala Theologiae 1), Edizioni La Scala, Noci 2020.

Angelo Lameri reviews Łukasz Celiński, I riti che seguono l’anafora nella messa in Occidente: Studio di liturgia comparata, LIT-Verlag, Münster 2020, 492 pp. ISBN 978-3-643-91325-8, € 49,90. 

Łukasz Celiński reviews Die Dynamik der Liturgie im Spiegel ihrer Bücher = La dynamique de la liturgie au miroir de ses livres: Festschrift für Martin Klöckener, edd. H. Bricout-B. Kranemann-D. Pesenti (LQF 110), Aschendorff, Münster 2020, 654 pp., ISBN 978-3-402-11286-1, € 79,00.

Marco Benini reviews Gepriesen bist Du, Herr! Gebetbuch des byzantinischen Ritus, edd. O. Petrynko-A. A. Thiermeyer, Eichstätt: Collegium Orientale/Aktionsgemeinschaft Kyrillos und Methodios e. V. 2020; 1248 S.; 45,00 €; ISBN 978-3-9815216-5-8. 

Ubaldo Cortoni reviews I monaci Silvestrini e la Toscana (XIII-XVII secolo), ed. F. Salvestrini, Olschki, Firenze 2020, VI-200 pp., ISBN 978882226705 4, € 26,00. 

Cassian Folsom reviews Juan Pablo Rubio Sadia, El Liber Sacramentorum monastico del Archivo De Santo Domingo de Silos (MS. 8) (Studia Silensia XLI), Abadia de Silos 2020, cii 341 pp. ISBN 9788409194797, € 36,40.

Georg Taubitz reviews Gottesdienst und Kirchenbilder, edd. S. Kopp-B. Kranemann (Quaestiones disputatae 313), Herder, Freiburg 2021, ISBN 978-3-451-02313-2, 352 pp.

Marco Navoni reviews Norberto Valli, È apparsa nel mondo la salvezza: Natale ed Epifania nel rito ambrosiano (Bibliotheca Ephemerides Liturgicae Subsidia 198), CLV-Edizioni Liturgiche, Roma 2021.