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Term

LITURGICAL BOOKS

Definition

Texts approved by the Holy See, containing the orderly arrangement of the prayers, hymns, readings, and directives to be followed by the celebrant and ministers in the Church's liturgy. All the liturgical books have been revised since the Second Vatican Council, including the sacramentary and lectionary for Mass, the Liturgy of the Hours, the order for the celebration of each of the sacraments, and for religious profession.