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CEREMONIES OF THE
LIBERAL CATHOLIC RITE

by

The Rt. Rev. IRVING S. COOPER


TABLE OF CONTENTS


Photographic Illustrations - Plates I to VIII -
vii
Plan of Sanctuary and Chancel - Plate IX -
xv
Table of Vestments Used at Service - Plate x -
xviii
Addenda
xx

PART I   GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS REGARDING CEREMONIES

Chapter I The Altar and its Appurtenances
1
Chapter II The Vestments
17
Chapter III   Liturgical Vessels, Instruments, Accessories
27
Chapter IV Ceremonial Actions and Rules
39

PART II   THE HOLY EUCHARIST

Preliminary Note
82
Chapter V Low Celebration of the Holy Eucharist
86
Chapter VI Missa Cantata
128
Chapter VII High Celebration of the Holy Eucharist 
138
Chapter VIII Special Forms of the Holy Eucharist
161
Chapter IX The Server the Holy Eucharist
165

PART III   OTHER SERVICES AND OFFICES

Chapter X Vespers
184
Chapter XI Benediction of the Most Holy Sacrament
198
Chapter XII Prime and Complin
211
Chapter XIII Holy Baptism
216
Chapter XIV Holy Matrimony
224
Chapter XV Burial of the Dead
229
Chapter XVI Service of Healing
236
Chapter XVII Occasional Ceremonies
242

PART IV   THE LITURGICAL YEAR

Chapter XVIII Services Requiring Special Preparation
261

PART V   EPISCOPAL FUNCTIONS

Chapter XIX Confirmation
295
Chapter XX Conferring of Holy Orders
300
Chapter XXI Laying the Foundation Stone of a Church
348
Chapter XXII The Consecration of a Church
351
Chapter XXIII The Consecration of the Holy Oils
356
Chapter XXIV The Blessing of a Church Bell
359
Chapter XVII Pontifical Ceremonies not included in the Liturgy
262
INDEX
367