Sacraments and Liturgy

  • The Beauty and Truth of the Catholic Church: Sermons from the German, adapted and edited, Volume II, by the Rev. Edward Jones, with an Introduction by the Most Rev. John Ireland (St. Louis, London: B. Herder, 1913). With Imprimatur. Available at Internet Archive [N.B., This volume collects discourses on the sacraments of baptism, confirmation, and the Eucharist.]
  • The Beauty and Truth of the Catholic Church: Sermons from the German, adapted and edited, Volume III, by the Rev. Edward Jones, with an Introduction by the Most Rev. John Ireland (Freiburg (Baden); St. Louis, Mo.; London: B. Herder, 1913). With Imprimatur. Available at Internet Archive and Open Library  [N.B., This volume collects discourses on the sacraments of penance, matrimony, orders, and unction, and on education. The OL index age incorrectly provides the image of Volume II.]
  • The Blessed Sacrament the Centre of Immutable Truth: a sermon preached at the opening of the Pro-Cathedral of S. Wilfrid’s, York, by Henry Edward Cardinal Manning (London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts & Green, 1864). Available at Open Library and Internet Archive.
  • The Catholic Doctrine of the Eucharist: demonstrably proved from Scripture, from Tradition, and from the writings of some of the most eminent Catholic and Protestant authors who have treated on the subject; in sixteen letters, with notes and appendices, addressed to the Lord Bishop of Exeter; and dedicated by permission to His Imperial and Royal Majesty the Emperor of Austria, King of Hungary, Bohemia, etc., by M.D. Talbot (London: T. Jones, 1844). Available in various formats at Internet Archive and Open Library.
  • Christ our king: an explanation of the new feast from an historical and dogmatic standpoint (Toronto: The Catholic Truth Society of Canada). Liturgy. Available on Internet Archive.
  • Considerations on the Eucharist viewed as the generative dogma of Catholic piety, by Olympe Philippe Gerbet (London : C. Dolman, 1840). Available on Internet Archive and Open Library (Digitizing sponsor: MSN, Book contributor: Kelly – University of Toronto).
  • Devotion to the Most Holy Sacrament, by Giovanni BattistaPagani, 1806-1860 (London: Art and Book Co.,1892). Available at Internet Archive (Digitizing sponsor: MSN, Book contributor: Kelly – University of Toronto).
  • The Divine Office, by St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori. May be downloaded in PDF format through the Saints’ Books index,
  • The divine office: considered from a devotional point of view, by Abbé Nicolas Bacuez, 1820-1892, ed. by Ethelred Luke Taunton), 1857-1907 (London : Burns and Oates ; New York : Catholic Publication Society, 1885?). With a foreword by Cardinal Manning. Available on Internet Archive and Open Library (Digitizing sponsor: MSN, Book contributor: Trinity College, University of Toronto).
  • Dogmatic Theology VIII. The sacraments: a dogmatic treatise. Vol 1. The Sacraments in General, Baptism, Confirmation, by Joseph Pohle, translated by Arthur Preuss (St. Louis, Mo.: B. Herder, 1917) With Imprimatur. Available on multiple formats at Open Library and Internet Archive (Digitizing sponsor: MSN, Book contributor: Regis Library, University of Toronto).
  • Dogmatic Theology IX. The sacraments: a dogmatic treatise. Volume II, The Holy Eucharist, by Joseph Pohle, translated by Arthur Preuss (St. Louis, Mo.: B. Herder, 1915) With Imprimatur. Available on multiple formats at Open Library and Internet Archive (Digitizing sponsor: MSN, Book contributor: Kelly Library, University of Toronto).
  • Dogmatic Theology X. The sacraments: a dogmatic treatise. Vol. III, Penance, by Joseph Pohle, translated by Arthur Preuss (St. Louis, Mo.: B. Herder, 1915). With Imprimatur. Available on multiple formats at Open Library and Internet Archive (Digitizing sponsor: MSN, Book contributor: New York Public Library).
  • Dogmatic Theology XI. The sacraments: a dogmatic treatise, Vol. IV, Extreme Unction, Holy Orders, Matrimony, by Joseph Pohle, translated by Arthur Preuss (St. Louis, Mo.: B. Herder, 1915). With Imprimatur. Available on multiple formats at Open Library and Internet Archive (Digitizing sponsor: MSN, Book contributor: New York Public Library).
  • The eternal priesthood, by Henry Edward Manning, 1808-1892 (London: Burns and Oates; New York: Catholic Publication Society, 1844). Available at Internet Archive and Open Library (Digitizing sponsor: MSN, Book contributor: Cornell University Library).
  • Eucharist, by Rev. Dr. Thomas Paniker. Available in DOC format at Internet Archive and Internet Archive (2nd copy). [N.B. Described as “Theology of Eucharist with special reference to Syriac Tradition”. Divided into 3 sections: “The Real Presence of the Glorified Christ”, “The Eucharistic Banquet”, and “The Sacramental Meal”.]
  • Eucharistica; or, a Series of Pieces, original and translated, on the Most Holy and Adorable Sacrament of the Eucharist, by Most Rev. W. [William] Walsh, Archbishop of Halifax (New York: Edward Dunigan & Brother, 1854). Available in various formats at Internet Archive and Open Library.
  • Explanation of the Sacraments, by St. Thomas Aquinas. Available on EWTN Library, as as indexed on the St. Thomas Aquinas page of the Russian-language Medieval Philosophy Library.
  • The externals of the Catholic church: her government, ceremonies, festivals, sacramentals, and devotions, by Rev. John Francis Sullivan (New York : P. J. Kenedy & sons, 1917). With Imprimatur. May be read online or downloaded in multiple formats at Internet Archive and Open Library (Digitizing sponsor: MSN, Book contributor: Kelly Library, University of Toronto).
  • The externals of the Catholic church, her government, ceremonies, festivals, sacramentals, and devotions, 2d ed. rev. to conform to the new code of canon law, by Rev. John F. Sullivan (New York: P. J. Kenedy & sons, 1918). With Imprimatur.  May be read online or downloaded in multiple formats at Open Library.
  • Guidelines for Admission to the Eucharist between the Chaldean Church and the Assyrian Church of the East, by the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, July 20, 2001. Available at the Holy See.
  • The Hidden Treasure of the Holy Mass, by St. Leonard of Port Maurice. With Imprimatur (1890). May be read online at Catholic Tradition. [NB: Please approach other materials on the website with caution, as some have an extremely negative view of the Second Vatican Council, which must be corrected in light of Pope Benedict XVI’s hermeneutic of continuity.]
  • A History of the Mass and its Ceremonies in the Eastern and Western Church, by John O’Brien (New York: Benziger, c1879). With Imprimatur. Available at Open Library and Internet Archive (Digitizing sponsor: MSN, Book contributor: Kelly Library, University of Toronto). History, Sacraments, Liturgy.
  • The Holy Eucharist, by St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori. May be downloaded in PDF format through the Saints’ Books index,
  • The Holy Mass, by St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori. May be downloaded in PDF format through the Saints’ Books index,
  • Holy Qurbono in the Syro-Malankara Church: A Liturgical Study, by Fr.Givergis Paniker Karichal, revised and edited by Rev. Dr. Thomas Paniker, P.G. (Trivandrum: SB Press, 1991). Includes “The Theological Significance of Epiclesis in the Malankara Qurbono”, by Rev. Dr. Thomas Paniker. With Imprimatur. Available at Internet Archive, which describes it as a “Liturgical and Theological Study of the Eucharist according to Malankara Church”.
  • How Christ said the first mass, or, The Lord’s last supper. The rites and ceremonies, the ritual and liturgy, the forms of divine worship Christ observed, when He changed the passover into the mass, by James Luke Meagher (New York, Christian Press Association Pub. Co , 1908), Available at Internet Archive.
  • Instruction on Infant Baptism, by the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, approved by Pope Blessed John Paul II, October 20, 1980. May be read online at the EWTN Library and the Catholic Information Network.
  • [Letter to William Palmer, 3rd] Third letter to the Rev. William Palmer, M.A., of Worcester College, Oxford: on auricular confession, and the absolute necessity thereof; also the nullity of the Church of England’s ordinations, notes, etc., by Verax, a Catholic layman (London: T. Jones, 1841). Available in various formats at Internet Archive and Open Library.
  • [Letter to William Palmer, 4th] Fourth letter to the Rev. William Palmer, M.A., of Worcester College, Oxford: on the way to find the true church of Christ on earth, on satisfaction, on indulgences, on the supremacy of the See of Rome, infallibility, Eucharist, etc., etc., by Verax, a Catholic layman (London: T. Jones, 1842). Internet Archive and Open Library.
  • Liturgikon. Available at Internet Archive, which describes it as the “Missal printed in Rome in 1950 for the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom and St. Basil the Great in use in the Eastern Catholic Churches sui iuris”.
  • Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, with Commentary and Reflections [in Ukrainian], by Fr. Pavlo Hayda. Available at Internet Archive.
  • Mass of the 1962 Missal: Ordo Missae, April 11, 1962 (1962 Missal). Available at the Catholic Liturgical Library.
  • The order and ceremonial of the most holy and adorable Sacrifice of the Mass: explained in a dialogue between a priest and a catechumen, by Frederick Oakeley (New York: Catholic Publication Societypref. 1859). With Imprimatur. Available at Open Library and Internet Archive (Digitizing sponsor: MSN, Book contributor: University of California Libraries). History, Sacraments, Liturgy
  • Penance in the early church: with a short sketch of subsequent development, by Michael J. O’Donnell (Dublin: Gill, 1908). With Imprimatur. Available at Open Library and Internet Archive (Digitizing sponsor: MSN, Book contributor: Regis College Library, University of Toronto).
  • The real presence of the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ in the Blessed Eucharist: proved from Scripture in eight lectures, by Nicholas Patrick Wiseman (New York : P. O’Shea, [1870?]). Available at Internet Archive and Open Library (Digitizing sponsor: MSN, Book contributor: Kelly Library, University of Toronto).
  • Reasonableness of Catholic Ceremonies and Practices, by John J. Burke (New York: Benziger Brothers, 1909). With Imprimatur. Available on Project Gutenberg and in even more formats at Many Books.net.
  • Redemptionis Sacramentum, Instruction, On certain matters to be observed or to be avoided regarding the Most Holy Eucharist, by the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments (2004). Available at EWTN Library.
  • A reply to the Rev. Dr. Turton’s “Roman Catholic doctrine of the Eucharist considered,” Philalethes Cantabrigiensis, the British critic, and the Church of England quarterly review, by Nicholas Patrick Wiseman (London: C. Dolman, 1839). Available at Internet Archive and Open Library (Digitizing sponsor: National Institute for Newman Studies, Book contributor: Saint Mary’s College of California).
  • The Rite of Divine Mysteries, according to the practice of the Church of the East of the Chaldeans and Assyrians: Approved Text of the Liturgical Renewal [in English]. Available at Internet Archive, which describes it as “The Rite of Divine Mistery [sic] [of the] Chaldean Catholic Church”
  • The Rite of the Divine Mysteries of the Church of the East of the Chaldaeans and Assyrians: Approved Text of the Liturgical Renewal (2007). Available at Internet Archive [Provides the Ordinary of the Mass in the Chaldaean Catholic Rite, in English and Syriac]
  • The Roman Missal adapted to the use of the laity from the Missale Romanum, as corrected under a decree of the Tridentine Council, issued by command of Pope St. Pius V., revised by subsequent popes, and reformed by authority of Pope Pius X. 21st ed., with appendices for English-speaking countries, the Roman, Benedictine, Servite, and Jesuit clergy, and a collection of prayers (Toronto [Ont.]: W.E. Blake, 1913). Available at Open Library.
  • The Sacraments explained according to the teaching and doctrine of the Catholic Church: with an introductory treatise on grace, by Arthur Devine (London: R. & T. Washbourn, 1918). With Imprimatur. Available at Open Library and Internet Archive (Digitizing sponsor: MSN, Book contributor: Kelly Library, University of Toronto).
  • Sluzebnik 1952. Available at Internet Archive, which describes it as the “Catholic Slavonic Divine Liturgy”.
  • The Spirit of Catholicism, by Karl Adam. Dogma, Grace, Salvation, Church. Available at EWTN Library. [NB: This book is highly recommended by Dave Armstrong and Scott Hahn. Having read it repeatedly myself, I heartily agree with their approbation.]
  • The Spirit of the Liturgy, by Romano Guardini (1918), translated by Ada Lane (1935). May be read online, beginning with chapter 1 at the website of the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions.
  • The Splendour of the Liturgy, 2nd edition, by Maurice Zundel (New York: Sheed & Ward, 1939). With Imprimatur. Available in various formats at Internet Archive.
  • Die Theologische Bedeutung der Epiklese in der syro-antiochenischen bzw. malankarischen Liturgie, von P.G. Thomas Paniker (Wurzburg: Augustinus-Verlag, 1993). Available at Internet Archive. [N.B., The index page states that it was translated into German by Prof. Dr. John Madey. The text in English, “The Theological Significance of Epiclesis in the Malankara Qurbono”, is available as appendix II on page 83 of Holy Qurbono in the Syro-Malankara Church: A Liturgical Study, by Fr.Givergis Paniker Karichal, available at Internet Archive.]
  • Theology of the Sacraments: a Study in Positive Theology, by the Very Rev. P. [Pierre] Pourrat (St. Louis, Mo.; London: B. Herder,  1924, c1910). Authorized translation from the third French edition. With Imprimatur. Available in various formats at Internet Archive.
  • The Treasure of the Church, or, The Sacraments of Daily Life, by the Very Rev. J. B. Bagshawe, D.D. (London: Burns & Oates; New York, Cincinnati, Chicago: Benziger Brothers, 1902). With Imprimatur. Available in various formats at Internet Archive and Open Library.
  •  The visible church, her government, ceremonies, sacramentals, festivals and devotions, a compendium of “The externals of the Catholic church”, 5th ed., rev., by John F. Sullivan ; with 120 illustrations from pen drawings by the author. (New York: P.J. Kenedy & Sons, 1922). Available at Open Library.

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