The principal liturgies of Holy Week underwent a series of revisions between 1951 and 2011. In this book, noted liturgist Paul Turner charts the rubrics and prayers of the current rites paragraph by paragraph, explaining the historical development of individual components, how and why the post–Vatican II liturgical reform made its revisions, and where the Roman Missal, Third Edition has added nuances. This book will help ministers, liturgists, catechists, and all the faithful enter more deeply into the mystery of the cross of Christ, their glory and their hope.
Paul Turner is a priest of the Diocese of Kansas City–St. Joseph, where he serves as pastor of St. Munchin Catholic Church in Cameron, Missouri. He holds a doctorate in sacred theology from the University of Sant' Anselmo in Rome and has served as a facilitator for the International Commission on English in the Liturgy. His books include Let Us Pray: A Guide to the Rubrics of Sunday Mass (Liturgical Press, 2006).