This Article is taken from ST JOHN CANTIUS PARISH, BIRETTA BOOKS
Illustration: ST. JOHN CANTIUS PARISH, BIRETTA BOOKS
Thanks to The Canons Regular of St. John Cantius, in Chicago, whose Religious Brothers Serve The Traditional Latin Mass, daily, we have been able to include multiple, high quality, digital images of the positions and actions of the Servers, in this newly-typeset edition.
Though written for Instructors, this Manual can also be used for Home Study, Schools and Sacristies.Dom Matthew Britt begins by offering specific instructions on common Ceremonial actions, including how to make the proper bow, how to light the Candles, and how to carry the Missal.
Contains more than twenty-four precise diagrams, showing the various actions and positions of Acolytes, Thurifer, Master of Ceremonies, Sub-Deacon, and Deacon. Includes Servers' responses for The 1962 Latin Mass. How to Serve is a brief and clear Manual, from 1934, that is simply the best book of its kind. It will once again become the Standard Reference for Acolytes, handing on to young Servers the disciplines necessary for reverent Catholic Ceremonies.
Rev. Joseph W. Kavanagh, author of The Altar Boys Ceremonial, observes that every Altar Boy
“should realise that . . . he is, after the Priest, and in the absence of other Priests or Sacred Ministers, the closest one in the whole Church to Our Divine Saviour in The Blessed Sacrament. Occupying this very important position in his Parish, an Altar Boy's conduct should be exemplary at all times and in all places.”
How to Serve