The sanctuary is the holiest part of the church, and it symbolically represents Heaven.
The word “church” refers to a public place of worship and is derived from the Old Saxon word of kirika which is similar to the modern German word, kirche.
What are liturgical books?
Did you ever happen to wonder…why so many colors in the Roman Liturgy?
Many may think that this traditional Roman Mass, from the 1962 Missale Romanum, is identical to the form used during the time of Pope St. Gregory the Great or even of Pope St. Peter.
Did you know that Latin was not always used as the liturgical language?
Romanitas….we hear that word often in conjunction with Louis Tofari but what does that word mean exactly.
Last week we wrote about what a rite is, the different kinds of rites, and touched base on the Latin Rite.
What is a rite? In general, the manner and form of a religious function.
What is Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament?
The earliest known practice of honoring the dead dates back to the late 2nd century.
Immediately before the principal Sunday Mass, the celebrant, wearing a cope and
Below you will see what a maniple looks like but have you ever wondered why the priest wears it?
Some of us have probably wondered from time to time about the rubrics of the Mass. Today’s question is about the biretta.