RSV Lectionary: 2 Volume Set
is based on the new, Second Catholic Edition of the Revised Standard Version
of the Bible, which replaces archaisms (such as "thee" and "thou")
and uses standard English. The RSV Lectionary text has been reviewed and recognized
by the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments
to be in conformity with Liturgiam Authenticam, the Holy See's recent norms
for biblical and liturgical translations. In fact, this Lectionary is the only
English-language lectionary presently recognized as conforming to Liturgiam
Authenticam. It is also the only English-language lectionary whose text is identical
to that found in a published edition of the Bible . The new RSV Lectionary has
been approved for use in the Antilles Bishops Conference.
of the Lectionary are 7-5/8 x 10- 7/8 in size. Both are smyth sewn and are hardbound.
(Smyth sewing is a technique that ensures the utmost durability and longevity
of a book, and gives excellent lay-flat characteristics.) The boards are covered
in red Skivertex Vicuana, a durable book cover material that is easy to clean
and withstands wear. The paper is a fine cream colored stock called Primacoat.
The paper used in Volume 1 bulks at 740 pages to the inch. Volume 2, which is
considerably longer, uses the same stock, but in a thinner weight so that there
are 1050 pages to the inch.
Volume 1 has 1044 pages and contains the Masses for Sundays and the Holy Triduum. It also contains the Masses for Solemnities of the Lord. There is also the Introduction and a table of Moveable Dates, as well as a Table on the Arrangement of the Second Reading on Sundays of Ordinary Time. There is an Index of Readings, and Index of Responsorial Psalms and an Index of Alleluias and Acclamations before the Gospel.
2 has 2438 pages. This volume contains the following: the Proper of Seasons,
the Proper and Common of the Saints, Ritual Masses, Masses for Various Needs,
Votive Masses and the Masses for the Dead. There is also a table the gives the
Arrangement of First Readings on the Weekdays of Ordinary Time. The volume contains
four indices: an Index of Readings for Ordinary Time; an Index of Readings for
the special Masses, an Index of Responsorial Psalms and an Index of Saints.
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