More by Jungmann . . .

Ranking Vatican 2 expert on reforms . . .

Dominus Vobiscum: Notes from a massgoer's underground

. . . the Jesuit historian, acclaimed as “one of the greatest historians of the liturgy in the 20th century” and described as one whose “researches did much to shape the liturgical renewal ratified and encouraged by Vatican II.”

See: The Mass of the Roman Rite: Its Origins and Development, called “his masterpiece, dated in certain respects, but a classic and still full of much useful information.”

Hence the importance of his findings as related to the Mass of today.

He makes a point early on of liturgy’s communal aspect. (Bold face added)

To determine just how broad the field must be which this historical analysis will cover, it is important to discover the precise meaning of the word “liturgy.”

Is it concerned only with the activity of the priest who celebrates, so that the participation of the people and the forms under which he celebrates are

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