New Holy Week Missal
The Complete English Text
of All the Ceremonies from
Palm Sunday to the Easter Vigil Service
Compiled and Edited by
Rev. James O’Connor
Imprimatur 1956. 127 pages book.
This publication makes it convenient to read the prayers for every day in Holy Week, complete with the Ordinary of the Mass and all scriptural readings.
The new Order of Holy Week aims at restoring the simpler, more austere rite of the greatest days of the Christian year. It is simplified to suit the conditions of modern life, and to serve the spiritual needs of the faithful today. Undesirable additions that have crept into the Holy Week liturgy during the centuries, have been largely removed, and important features that have, in the course of time, been overshadowed, have been restored as far as possible by the Decree Maxima Redemptionis Nostrae Mysteria, of the Sacred Congregation of Rites, 16th November 1955.