Close
You have no items in your shopping cart.
Search
Filters

The Liturgy and Ritual of the Celtic Church


Third Edition with New Material


This is a new edition of Warren's classic study on the Liturgy and Ritual of the Celtic Church. A new introduction and up-to-date bibliography is provided. In addition two other important editions of early Irish liturgical books are reproduced in this volume: Bartholemew MacCarthy's edition of The Stowe Missal and Whitley Stokes edition of an old Irish Tractate on the Consecration of a Church.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
Availability: In stock
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-60724-100-3
  • *
Publication Status: In Print

Publication Date: Aug 19,2010
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 7 x 10
Page Count: 497
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-60724-100-3
$205.00
$123.00

Although it first appeared in 1881 Frederick Edward Warren’s The Liturgy and Ritual of the Celtic Church is still the most important modern source for the study of the liturgy of Ireland in the Pre-Norman period. The complete text of the original work is reproduced in this new edition of The Liturgy and Ritual of the Celtic Church. In addition two further hard-to-come-by texts are reproduced in this volume. The Stowe Missal is one of the most significant liturgical manuscripts of Irish provenance. An important critical edition of The Stowe Missal was prepared by Bartholemew MacCathy and published in the Transactions of the Royal Irish Academy for 1886. MacCarthy’s edition has still not been superseded and should be used for any serious study. A second additional text that is reproduced in this volume is a critical edition and English translation of “The Leabhair Breac Tractate on the Consecration of a Church,” an Old Irish liturgical text edited by Whitley Stokes and until now only available in an obscure Italian festschrift edition from 1901.

The editor of this edition is the Rev. Dr. Neil Xavier O’Donoghue, who recently completed his PhD dissertation on the subject of the Eucharist in Pre-Norman Ireland. In the introduction he provides readers with an overview of the developments in the field of early Irish liturgy since the publication of Warren’s masterpiece and situates it in the line of significant subsequent publications.

Although it first appeared in 1881 Frederick Edward Warren’s The Liturgy and Ritual of the Celtic Church is still the most important modern source for the study of the liturgy of Ireland in the Pre-Norman period. The complete text of the original work is reproduced in this new edition of The Liturgy and Ritual of the Celtic Church. In addition two further hard-to-come-by texts are reproduced in this volume. The Stowe Missal is one of the most significant liturgical manuscripts of Irish provenance. An important critical edition of The Stowe Missal was prepared by Bartholemew MacCathy and published in the Transactions of the Royal Irish Academy for 1886. MacCarthy’s edition has still not been superseded and should be used for any serious study. A second additional text that is reproduced in this volume is a critical edition and English translation of “The Leabhair Breac Tractate on the Consecration of a Church,” an Old Irish liturgical text edited by Whitley Stokes and until now only available in an obscure Italian festschrift edition from 1901.

The editor of this edition is the Rev. Dr. Neil Xavier O’Donoghue, who recently completed his PhD dissertation on the subject of the Eucharist in Pre-Norman Ireland. In the introduction he provides readers with an overview of the developments in the field of early Irish liturgy since the publication of Warren’s masterpiece and situates it in the line of significant subsequent publications.

Write your own review
  • Only registered users can write reviews
  • Bad
  • Excellent
Contributor Biography

Frederick Warren

F.E. Warren (November 10, 1842 - December 20, 1930) was a Church of England clergyman and a fellow, and later Vice-President, of St. John's College, Oxford. Later he left the college to pursue pastoral ministry in a number of parishes. Warren was very interested in the early Irish and Anglo-Saxon Churches. He prepared the earliest critical editions of a number of important liturgical works of the British Isles. Among these The Liturgy and Ritual of the Celtic Church is the most important and still today retains its relevance.

Neil O'Donoghue

  • Introduction (page 5)
  • Annotated Bibliography (page 15)
  • LITURGY AND RITUAL OF THE CELTIC CHURCH (page 25)
  • CONTENTS (page 27)
  • PREFACE (page 29)
  • AUTHORITIES CITED (page 35)
  • CHAPTER I (page 43)
  • CHAPTER II (page 125)
  • CHAPTER III (page 195)
  • THE STOWE MISSAL (page 240)
  • INDEX (page 317)
  • INDEX OF PASSAGES OF SCRIPTURE (page 324)
  • GENERAL INDEX (page 325)
  • ON THE STOWE MISSAL MACCARTHY (page 337)
    • A. STOWE MISSAL, Fol. 63b. (page 447)
    • B. LEBAR BREAC, Lith. Ed., p. 25la. (page 461)
    • EXPLANATION OF PLATE VI. (page 468)
  • WHITLEY STOKES (page 473)
Customers who bought this item also bought

The Ornaments of the Rubric

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 542
ISBN: 978-1-61719-384-2
This book examines which ornaments were actually in use in second year of King Edward VI, during the incessant changes of the English Reformation.
$29.40

Memorial Services

Extracted by Permission from "A Prayer Book Revised" as issued in 1913
Compiled by Alcuin Club
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 536
ISBN: 978-1-61719-210-4
This part of the proposed revision of the Book of Common Prayer in 1913 contains a Quire Service, a Dirge, a Commemoration Service, and a form of Holy Communion for use at funerals.
$22.20

The Filioque Impasse

Patristic Roots
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0403-7
A fascinating study of the underlying reasons for the disagreement over the clause “and the Son” in the Western version of the Niceno-Constantinopolitan creed, which contributed to the schism between Eastern and Western Christians. Coetzee argues that there has been a great deal of misunderstanding of the positions of each tradition by the other, partly due to the fact that East and West imbue certain key words, such as ‘person’ and ‘unity’, with different meanings which Coetzee believes come from different understandings of Hellenic philosophy. Against this backdrop, Coetzee sets about clearing up some of the misunderstandings.
$59.40

Linen Ornaments of the Church

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 701
ISBN: 978-1-61719-820-5
The linen ornaments of the Anglican Cummunion, copiously considered, with plates and drawings.
$22.20