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