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by Francis Randolph


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Praying the Mass in this way allows us to hand it on to the next generation faithfully

Praying the Mass in this way allows us to hand it on to the next generation faithfully. It is toward that end of praying the Mass, loving God through the Mass, understanding the Mass, and faithfully handing it on that Fr. Randolph offers this book. Also, the section on Latin in the Mass is very well done. It is not a guide to the Mass as understood by the Catholic Church, but as Randolph wants it to be. He takes misguided shots at everything he doesn't like in the Mass. 6 people found this helpful.

Randolph goes through the Mass step by step, looking at the origin and purpose of the various elements, and . This book is a very readable, excellent guide to the Mass with a lot of "I never knew that" tidbits. I'm thinking of getting several copies to give to new Catholics.

It is designed to meet the widespread complaint that the Mass is boring, incomprehensible, or alienating.

Randolph knows a fair bit of the history of the Mass. A good basic guide to the symbols and meanings of the Mass. com User, October 15, 1999

Randolph knows a fair bit of the history of the Mass. com User, October 15, 1999.

Randolph goes through the Mass step by step, looking at the origin and purpose of the various elements, and relating them to the reader's experience of prayer and the Christian life. It is designed to meet the widespread complaint that the Mass is boring, incomprehensible, or alienating.

Randolph goes through the Mass step by step, looking at the origin and purpose of the various elements, and relating them to the reader's experience of prayer and the Christian life

Randolph goes through the Mass step by step, looking at the origin and purpose of the various elements, and relating them to the reader's experience of prayer and the Christian life. A supplementary chapter looks at the use of Latin in the Mass, its past and present value, and explains it in the context of contemplative prayer.

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The breaking of bread is the apex of the Mass Francis Randolph studied Classics and Theology in Oxford and Rome.

The breaking of bread is the apex of the Mass. In the Consecration of bread and wine and the sharing of that Blessed Sacrament among the faithful, we know Jesus himself, directly, without intermediary. I am hoping at least that readers of this book will be sympathetic, will be trying to come to love our Lord, if they are not yet fully communicating members of his Catholic Church. In explaining what we mean when we talk of the presence of Jesus Christ, of transubstantiation, of the mystical union of Holy Communion, I am aware that I am treading on very delicate ground. Francis Randolph studied Classics and Theology in Oxford and Rome.

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Comments: (5)

Querlaca
Contrary to other reviews, this book is not necessarily a plea for the Tridentine Mass, but is a recognition that some of those advocating changes to the Mass in recent decades have perhaps gone too far. Moreover, the book provides a balanced look at the different elements in the Mass, what they symbolize or mean, and the history behind them. Fr. Randolph does often insert his beliefs in what the Mass should be like, but that doesn't detract from his reasoned look at the meaning of what we celebrate every Sunday, the source and summit of our Christian life.
Nkeiy
Impelling process of thought and reflections.
Butius
This book does a fine job of going step-by-step through the Holy Mass. While Fr. Randolph does share his personal thoughts on where the future directions of the Mass should/might go, he does so with a firm sense of the Mass' history and theology.

It is naive to think that someone could write on the Holy Mass in some sort of mythical objectivity that does not exist. In this work Fr Randolph comes accross as someone who loves the Holy Mass. He is not opposed to the organic development of the Mass. Rather, he is opposed to the imposition of the ideology upon the Mass that sees it as something we can recreate or reinvent.

The Mass is something we have received from Jesus Christ and we must pass it on faithfully to the next generation by loving it and understanding it. Yet, it is not some relic that we keep dusted and stored on some shelf. It is by actively praying the Holy Mass that it transforms us more and more into the image of Jesus Christ. Praying the Mass in this way allows us to hand it on to the next generation faithfully. It is toward that end of praying the Mass, loving God through the Mass, understanding the Mass, and faithfully handing it on that Fr. Randolph offers this book.

Also, the section on Latin in the Mass is very well done. It has been almost ten years since I first read this book, and the connection he makes between Latin and contemplation makes more and more sense as the years go by. Warmly recommended.
Bremar
Fr. Randolph knows a fair bit of the history of the Mass. It is not a detailed historical treatment (as is The History And The Future Of The Roman Liturgy by Denis Crouan) and the editorializing noted in other reviews is given with appropriate caveats.

Fr. Randolph's main goal, which I believe he accomplishes, is to show the broad outline of the Mass and review both those essential, core elements as well as the "furniture" and changeable styles of this and previous ages. This is a book in the spirit of traditional liturgical reform, for sure, but that is a sub-theme in this succint book. Our parish purchased it for a teen class on the Mass (which is why I ended up reading it). It will work for that with some knowledgable instructor exposition.
Envias
Randolph's book is a plea for the advancement of the Latin Mass, altar rails, tabernacles behind the altar, the priest at the altar with his back toward the people, etc. It is not a guide to the Mass as understood by the Catholic Church, but as Randolph wants it to be. He takes misguided shots at everything he doesn't like in the Mass.
Know Him in the Breaking of Bread: A Guide to the Mass download epub
Catholicism
Author: Francis Randolph
ISBN: 0005993466
Category: Christian Books & Bibles
Subcategory: Catholicism
Language: English
Publisher: Collins Liturgical (July 1994)
Pages: 160 pages