A Short History of the Mass
O.PRAEM.; Alfred McBride
Number of pages: 128
From the Last Supper, to the Mass of the Apostles, from house churches to medieval cathedrals, from the Tridentine Mass to the sweeping reforms of Vatican II, the Mass has undergone many changes in two thousand years. Yet, for Catholics, the Mass is the source and summit of our faith and remains, at its core, eternally unchanged and unchanging.
Alfred McBride expertly guides us through the history of the Massthe meaning of each element, the saints who illumined our understanding of it, the Church and political influences that challenged it. With dozens of illustrations, McBride offers a clear explanation for those new to the Mass and a deep revelation for those well-acquainted with it.
Alfred Mc Bride, O. Praem., holds a diploma in catechetics from Lumen Vitae, Brussels, and a doctorate in religious education from the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. He has written many books, including a six-book series on the Bible, four books on the new Catechism of the Catholic Church and The Story of the Church: Peak Moments From Pentecost to the Year 2000.