The Roman Liturgy

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

The Roman Rite, originally celebrated only in the city of Rome and its environs, was adopted by other Western churches in an effort to introduce a fully organized and standardized liturgy.

The Roman rite was originally confined to the city of Rome and its suburbicarian dioceses. But even within the city itself there were differences in ceremonies, prayers, chants, and melodies for the Mass and office.

(a) Ordo romanus I prescribes a stational Mass when the pope presides. The stational...


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