Festa Paschalia

A History of the Holy Week Liturgy in the Roman Rite

Philip Goddard

This book provides the first comprehensive history in English for eighty years. Describing how the first apostles and disciples, and their immediate successors, came during 33AD to celebrate an annual feast of the Resurrection, and the form which this first century celebration took. It goes on to explain the subsequent changes, elaborations, innovations and developments to the ceremonies which made them as they are today.

978 085244 764 2

352 pages


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