08 November 2006

A Table of Contents

What's between the covers of the Altar Book? Try everything but the kitchen sink. Well, I just may have overlooked it. It could be in there too!

The Church Year - both the Sundays, Feasts and Festivals and the Commemorations.
A brief lesson on how to chant collects, offering the LW method and the classic Western method.
The Psalter - all of it - pointed for chanting.
The Five Settings of the Divine Service (each with the Prefaces printed out for chanting - Prefaces are included for Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Baptism of our Lord, Transfiguration of our Lord, Lent, Holy Week, Easter, Ascension, Pentecost, Holy Trinity, Apostles and Evangelists, Presentation of our Lord, The Annunciuation / Visitation / St. Mary, Mother of our Lord, St. Michael and All Angels, All Saints Day, three Common Prefaces - the first from LW, the second loosely based on the Hippolytan Eucharistia, and the third of unknown origin, and a weekday preface).
Morning Prayer
Evening Prayer
Service of Prayer and Preaching (catechetical service)
Holy Baptism
Holy Baptism (Alternate form based on Luther's Baptismal rite)
Holy Matrimony
Entrance of the Body into the Church
Funeral Service
Responsive Prayer I (Suffrages)
Responsive Prayer 2
The Bidding Prayer
The Litany (spoken version, followed by the sung version)
Corporate Confession and Absolution
Individual Confession and Absolution
Prayers (some 216 of them)
The Athanasian Creed
The Small Catechism
Ash Wednesday Liturgy
The Passion of our Lord (five readings)
Passion Sunday with the Procession of Palms
Holy Thursday Divine Service
Good Friday Chief Service
Good Friday Tenebrae Vespers
Vigil of Easter
Entire set of Propers for Series A
Entire set of Propers for Series B
Entire set of Propers for Series C
Entire set of Propers for the Historic Series
Entire set of Propers for Feasts, Festivals and Occasions


ConcordiaFan said...

But it's too darn big a book. Too inconvenient. And can you dance to it?

William Weedon said...

Too inconvenient to have every liturgical dance of the church within its covers? It's big enough. You can dance ON it. Just be careful when you get to the edge; it's a long way dowwwwwwwwwwwwn.

David Clapper said...

What, no Destruction of Jerusalem? 8-)