The Order of the Dedication of a Church and an Altar

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This Ritual Edition, which offers and updated English translation in accord with the Roman Missal, Third Edition, beseeches God’s blessing on the physical places to be dedicated to Him for worship and the celebration of the divine mysteries. Each chapter for blessing or dedication has an introduction that offers valuable guidelines for Bishops, Priests, and Deacons in the celebration of these solemn liturgical rites. In addition to chapters on blessing and dedication, this volume includes both The Order of Laying a Foundation Stone or the Commencement of Work on the Building of a Church and The Order of Blessing a Chalice and a Paten.

Different settings in which this edition will serve as a useful resource include offices of worship, seminaries, and those parishes undergoing construction or major renovations. Masters of ceremonies will also benefit in having access to this volume.