Saturday, September 22, 2012

Lumen Christi Missal: A First Look

Today is the first official day of Fall, and is also a significant day for sacred music. The Lumen Christi Missal is now shipping. Here are some unboxing photos of the very first copy off the presses:

I received an overnight box from the factory, which was sent out along with the pre-orders made by "Charter Parishes" last November.

My two young daughters were especially excited to see what was inside.

A first look inside the book:

A close-up of the gold stamping. The production quality of this book is stunning.

A look at the Lectionary Readings and Antiphons:

The Order of Mass:

The Ordinary (Mass Settings) Section:

The Simple Gradual with antiphons for congregational singing:

A look at some of the Devotional Prayers and Various Rites:

It looks very nice on the mantle. It would look even better in your parish's pew racks. You can place orders the the Lumen Christi Missal here. Individual copies are $28.95 and bulk orders of 50 or more are $21.95 per copy. 

Thanks be to God for bringing this work that he has begun to completion. May it serve as a positive resource for liturgical renewal in our day.

Adam Bartlett, Editor