The essential forms of the liturgy were fixed very early according to the tradition received from the Apostles. But the place given to biblical readings, teaching, singing, and ritual has varied in the course of centuries. In HISTORY OF THE LITURGY, Metzger describes the most important phases of these changes.

History of the Liturgy: The Major Stages 1997, Liturgical Press, Collegeville, MN

ISBN-13: 9780814624333

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