Friday, February 09, 2007

Ever Directed Towards the Lord, now in print

There is a book whose release I have been anticipating for a year and a half now, and now, as of yesterday, the book is released.

The book is titled Ever Directed Towards the Lord and is edited by Fr. Uwe Michael Lang of the London Oratory.

The book stems from a liturgical conference held in Oxford in October 2005, hosted by the Society of St. Catherine of Siena. On the cover of the book is the Rev. Dr. Laurence Hemming in fact, acting in his capacity as a deacon of the Church. In July of 2006, I posted a report of this conference, written by Dr. Susan Parsons, which can be found here, and which gives a good sense of what was covered at this conference and by whom.

This book is a collection of the papers given at this conference, and is published by Continuum. It is presently only available in hardcover.

Ever Directed Towards the Lord
The Love of God in the Liturgy of the Eucharist past, present, and hoped for

Edited by Uwe Michael Lang
Pub Date: 8 Feb 2007
ISBN: 0567031330
144 Pages

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The celebration of the liturgy of the Holy Eucharist is one of the central issues in the Roman Catholic Church today. To mark the "Year of the Eucharist", the Society of St. Catherine of Siena held a conference on the Eucharistic liturgy at Oxford in 2005. This book contains the energetic and fruitful reflection of the scholars present at the conference.

The contributions are academically demanding yet accessible to a wider audience. The collection does not seek a solution to the current problems, rather it promotes an open discussion about the theological, philosophical and historical issues surrounding the celebration of the liturgy and its future as well as paying attention to the increasing interest in the pre-conciliar rites.

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