A Priest's Compendium PDF BOOK

This 50-page reference contains extracts from J.B. O'Connell's The Celebration of Mass: A Study of the Rubrics of the Roman Missal, the 1961 Graduale Romanum, and other sources (e.g., Council of Trent, Mediator Dei, St. Alphonsus Liguori, and rubricians).

Some of its contents are:
  • Voice in the Celebration of Mass
  • Latin Pronunciation Basics
  • Toni Communes Missae, Toni Orationum, Tonus Epistolae, Tonus Evangelii
  • Liturgical Gesture
  • The (Priest's) Hands in the Celebration of Mass (joined, disjoined, etc.)
  • The (Priest's) Eyes during the Celebration of Mass
  • Reverences in the Mass
  • Prayers to Memorized
  • Faults in the Celebration of Low Mass
  • Ordo Incensandi Oblata and Ordo Incensationis Altaris (including explanations of their significance)
  • Explanations of Some Obscure Actions of the Priest during Mass

Also featured are a variety of diagrams and pictures demonstrating the priest's actions in celebrating Mass. Many external resources are provided for the benefit of the priest's study.