by Thomas J. Talley
In this definitive work, Thomas Talley draws on all the resources of historical
scholarship to examine and unravel the complications brought to liturgical time
by the blending of local traditions.
Liturgical time, like all ecclesiastical structures, has interacted with other
traditions since the early centuries. Yet Doctor Talley found that the gospel
tradition and its liturgical employment shaped the period that comprises the
His findings illustrate for the reader that every festival the Church celebratesvery
Sundayis centered primarily and finally in the Eucharist, which from the
beginning and always proclaims the Lord's death until he comes.
The Origins of the Liturgical Year is divided into Three Parts: Part
I Pascha, the Center of the Liturgical Year; Part II
The Day of His Coming; and Part III The Process of Conversion.
Softbound. 255 pp.