Friday, September 09, 2005

CIEL Publications

With mention of the CIEL conference in Oxford in 2006 and Rome in 2005, I thought I should share with you a little bit about CIEL for those not familiar.

(Solemn Liturgy at CIEL Conference, France)

First off, let me tell you, you should get familiar with CIEL. CIEL itself works for the scholarly, non-polemical study of the classical Roman liturgy. That much you probably know. But what you may not know off hand is that these proceedings from these conferences are published. These essays are of the highest calibre and are amongst some of the finest liturgical material available today on the Roman liturgy. If there are any books you have been thinking of buying, I would place the CIEL proceedings at the top of them.

If you take a look at my CIEL Canada website, under Publications, you can look at all the of the English translations of the proceedings to date, including the table of contents for each of them.

Here's the themes of the colloquia that have been published in English to date:

The Veneration and Administration of the Eucharist
Altar and Sacrifice
Ministerial and Common Priesthood in the Eucharistic Celebration
Theological and Historical Aspects of the Roman Missal
The Presence of Christ in the Eucharist
Faith and Liturgy
Liturgy and the Sacred

(You'll note that there has been a delay in publishing the 2003 proceedings -- and there was no 2004 colloquium. They are due out still, but there have been delays.)

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