Home Page,Catholic Statues,Church Supplies,Holy Spirit,Family Movies Catholic Videos Catholic Books Catholic Audio CDs Catholic Christian Music Catholic DVD Catholic Software Catholic Gifts Catholic Statues Catholic Church Supplies Marianland Contact Search Marianland Catholic Church
Catholic Statues,Church Supplies,Holy Spirit,Family Movies Catholic Videos,Catholic Documentary Films,Pro Life DVD Videos

 

 

/

The Liturgical Altar
Geoffrey Webb

"For very many this book of Mr. Geoffrey Webb’s will be a Godsend.” So penned Fr. Bede Jarrett, OP in the foreword of this invaluable title.

This brief, but comprehensive work presents a supernatural approach to understanding the center of Catholic life, the altar.

Considered by many to be “the bible” on the subject of the altar, this book covers its historical development, form, symbolism, and vesting. It also addresses the appointments of the altar, such as the cross, candles, use of flowers and reliquaries.

Continuing the words of Fr. Jarrett:

…It presents to us in its unending formulas the ritual of Redemption. It does not aim at imposing the dead hand of antiquarianism on the adornment of the altar. It deals with the decrees of the Congregation that are in force, some directive, some perceptive, but only such as are of value today.

This book is also an invaluable resource from a practical aspect, as it demonstrates how to construct a proper altar that conforms to the Church’s prescriptions and ideals without exhausting the parish coffers...

Please do not think that to carry out what is here recorded and to accomplish it… will necessarily be expensive. All that is written here can be done without much cost...

Webb’s magnificently composed text is complimented with several pictorial examples of altars and line drawings that demonstrate how to implement what he outlines.

A timeless classic, this book will be of general interest to any Catholic, lay or cleric, particularly church architects, liturgical artists, sacristans, those involved in liturgical functions, altar and rosary sodalities, florists, altar vesture manufactures, as well as religion teachers for all ages.

Testimonies

Among the books which Romanitas Press has reprinted which teaches us something new concerning the liturgy, surely The Liturgical Altar by Geoffrey Webb stands out as a timely teaching tool for those who are seeking out a better understanding of the altar and its surroundings.

As the demand for the Traditional Latin Mass continues to steam forward in the U.S. and around the world, the faithful have also responded with hunger for a better comprehension of not only the prayers they hear at Mass, but also the sights they see. The center of which being the altar of sacrifice.

Why is an altar necessary? What are all of the items on the altar and what do they mean?

This book, through text, line drawings, and photographs will give you a clear picture what an altar is supposed to look like.

Every detail is covered—from the rubrics to the history of the altar, it is all here in this handy little volume. The print and image quality is clear and sharp. A very well done reprint for a reasonable price.

It is excellent that this book has been brought back into print. Geoffrey Webb was a good glass-painter, trained by C. E. Kempe, and became an architect and designer of extremely beautiful church furniture and painted glass. He learnt his liturgical principles from Sir Ninian Comper and, of all his followers, was the closest to him in achieving a similar standard of excellence. His brother, Christopher, was a pupil of Comper but his work is not nearly as good as Geoffrey's, Their uncle was the Edwardian architect, Sir Aston Webb, the designer of the facade of Buckingham Palace, among much else.

Geoffrey Webb was a Catholic convert who was received c.1913. The Liturgical Altar is important for applying the most purified interpretation of the rubrics of the Missal and his recommendations for designing altars still remain exemplary. The illustrations are particularly instructive and deserve study. I hope that many will use it to to learn how to do things properly and in the most beautiful manner. Not only was he a gifted artist and scholar, but he had taste. All contribute to this book. Rev. Anthony Symondson, SJ

120 pages, 7¼" x 4¾", softcover perfect bound.
Price: $15.00
ORDER HERE - ORDER INFORMATION

 

///

 

 

 

 

Latin Mass Traditional Roman Catholic Books

The Liturgical Altar

The General Principles of Ceremonies of the Roman Rite (For Inferior Ministers)

Server's Mass Responses Card

Candles in the Roman Rite

Caeremoniale in Missa, Privata et Solemni

De Sacra Liturgia Universim

De Breviarii Romani Liturgia

De Missalis Romani Liturgia

Callewaert combo set

 

 

THE BOOK OF DESTINY By Fr. H.B. Kramer
CATHOLIC PROPHECY THE COMING CHASTISEMENT AND THE LAST DAYS By Yves Dupont
FORTY DREAMS OF ST. JOHN BOSCO By St. John Bosco
HISTORY OF ANTICHRIST By Fr. P. Huchede
LIFE OF ANNE CATHERINE EMMERICH By V. Rev. C. E. Schmoeger, C.SS.R.
THE PROPHECIES OF ST. MALACHY
PROPHECY FOR TODAY By Edward Connor (compiler)
THE PROPHETS AND OUR TIMES By Fr. R. Gerald Culleton
THE REIGN OF ANTICHRIST By Fr. R. Gerald Culleton
Divine Mercy and Sr. Faustina (Videos and Books)
Padre Pio (Videos)
Medjugorje - The Queen of Peace - Gospa - Documentary Videos, DVDs, Books,Audio CDs, and News
Prophecy of The Third Secret of Fatima
The Kingdom of the Bride

 

BIBLES
Text of The Third Secret of Fatima - Complete Text
Books and Videos on Padre Pio
Videos and Books on Sr. Faustina and Divine Mercy plus Diary of Sr. Faustina
ROMAN CATHOLIC BIBLES - Family Bibles, Spanish Bibles, Church, School and Catholic Study Bible Edidions
Bishop Fulton Sheen - Audio CDs, Videos and Books
THE DOUAY-RHEIMS BIBLE - Now in Larger Print!
Why Should You Read Only the Douay-Rheims Translation of the Bible?

 

The Reign of the Antichrist - DVD

Free MP3 Music of Christian Contemporary Music

 

Home Page / Statues / Crucifixes / Catholic Resources / Catholic Videos / Roman Catholic Books / Catholic Audio Tapes / Christian Music / Catholic News / Angels / Antisemitism / Animated 1 / Animated 2 / Animated for Children - The New Testament / Animated - The Old Testament / Apparitions of Blessed Virgin Mary / Apologetics / Art Gallery / Audio Tapes / The Beatification of Padre Pio / Hilaire Belloc / Bible / Bibles / Books on Bible / Bishop Fulton Sheen / Books / Books on Divine Mercy / A Catholic Theme Park / Children and Youth - Animated / Church Documents / Church History / Creation vs Evolution / The Creature from Jekyll Island / Devil - Satan / Catholic Family Resources / Divine Mercy / Diary of Sister Faustina / Dr. Bernard Nathanson / Errors - Problems of Modern Times / Eucharist and the Mass / Family and Marriage / Fr. Aloysius Ellacuria / Freemasonry / Garabandal / Gifts / Gods of the New Age / Global Tyranny / Health / Hell, Heaven and Purgatory / Home Schooling / John Paul II Collection / Joan of Arc / Journeys of the Soul / Latest Message / Marianland / Marian / Marian Videos / Mariology / Charismatic / Marx and Satan / Medjugorje Miracles and the Message / Miracles in Catholic Church / Money System / Mother Teresa / Music / Free MP3 Music / Yoga / One World Government / Padre Pio (Videos) / Padre Pio (Books) / Pious Publications / The Priesthood / Pro-Life Videos and DVD / Pro-Life Books / Prophecy / Prophecy of The Third Secret of Fatima / Rafael's Art Gallery / Prof. Libor Brom / Religious Education-Adult / Catholic Religious Education-Grade School / Religious Education - High School / Pro-Life Movement vs Rock/Pop Music, MTV, Hollywood, Satanism and Satanism / ROSARY / Saints Part 1 / Saints Part 2 / Saints Part 3 / St. Patrick Apostle of Ireland / Scott Hahn, Kimberly Hahn and Bishop Sheen / Shocking Videos on Current Events / Spanish Videos / Spiritual Life / Sr. Faustina / Stigmata and Stigmatist / Theology / True Church and Bible / The UN's Crusade Against God and Family / Vatican II / Videos - Main Section / J. Paddy Nolan / Wayne Weible and Medjugorje and Medjugorje - the Queen of Peace - Gospa / Latest news / Sin and Repentance / Fr. Faber / Catholic Catholic Videos as Seen on EWTN TV Network of Mother Angelica / Mother Teresa / Text of The Third Secret of Fatima / Catholic Books and Audio Tapes

 

 

Back to Back to Home Page