ICS BiblioSelect: Liturgy


Alzati, Cesare. Ambrosianum Mysterium. The Church of Milan and its Liturgical Tradition 1-2, Cambridge: Grove Books, 1999-2000.

Baldovin, John F. The Urban Character of Christian Worship: The Origins, Development, and Meaning of Stational Liturgy (Orientalia Christiana Analecta 228). Rome: Pontificio Istituto Orientale, 1987.

Bradshaw, Paul F. The Search for the Origins of Christian Worship. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992.

Bradshaw, Paul F. Reconstructing Early Christian Worship. London: SPCK, 2009/Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press 2010.

Fassler, Margo E. and Rebecca A. Baltzer, eds. The Divine Office in the Latin Middle Ages. Methodology and Source Studies, Regional Developments, Hagiography (in honor of Professor Ruth Steiner). New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.

Jungmann, Joseph A. Missarum Sollemnia: The Mass of the Roman Rite. Dublin: Four Courts Press /Christian Classics, 1986.

Kingdale, Archdale A. Liturgies of the Past. London: Longmans, 1959.

Klauser, Theodor. A Short History of the Western Liturgy: an Account and Some Reflections. New York: Oxford University Press, 1969.

McGowan, Andrew Brian. Ancient Christian Worship: Early Church Practices in Social, Historical, and Theological Perspective, Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Academic, 2014.

Metzger, Marcel. History of the Liturgy: the Major Stages (trans. Madeleine Beaumont). Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1997.

Palazzo, Eric. A History of Liturgical Books from the Beginning to the Thirteenth Century, trans. Madeleine Beaumont. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1998.

The Mass, Liturgy of the Hours and the Book of Hours:

Vogel, Cyrille. Medieval Liturgy: An Introduction to the Sources. Portland, OR: Pastoral Press, 1986.

Wegman, Herman A. J. Christian Worship in East and West. New York: Pueblo Pub. Co., 1985.

Western Liturgical History, Liturgical Books and Sources:

Wieck, Roger S. Time Sactified: The Book of Hours in Medieval Art and Life. New York: George Braziller, in association with the Walters Art Gallery, 1988.

Apostolic Tradition:

Baldovin, John F., S.J. “Hippolytus and the Apostolic Tradition: Recent Research and Commentary,” in Theological Studies 64 (2003), pp. 520-542.

Bradshaw, Paul F., Maxwell E. Johnson, L. Edward Phillips, and Harold W. Attridge. The Apostolic Tradition: A Commentary (Hermeneia, A Critical and Historical Commentary on the Bible). Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2002.


Auf der Maur, Hansjörg. Feiern im Rhythmus der Zeit I -II, (Vol. 5 of Gottesdienst der Kirche. Handbuch der Liturgiewissenschaft. Herausgegeben von Hans Bernhard Meyer, Hansjörg Auf der Maur, u.a., 6 Bände). Regensburg: Pustet Verlag, 1984–1999.

Bradshaw, Paul F. and Maxwell E. Johnson. The Origins of Feasts, Fasts, and Seasons in Early Christianity. Collegeville, MN.: Liturgical Press, 2011.

Cantalamessa, Raniero. Easter in the Early Church: An Anthology of Jewish and Early Christian Texts. Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 1993.

Chavasse, A.  La liturgie de la ville de Rome du Ve au VIIIe siècle. Studia Anselmiana 112. Roma: Pontificio Ateneo S. Anselmo, 1993.

Latham, Jacob A.  “From Literal to Spiritual Soldiers of Christ: Disputed Episcopal Elections and the Advent of Christian Processions in Late Antique Rome.” Church History 81/2 (2012): 298-327.

Quasten, Johannes. “Vetus superstitio et nova religio: The Problem of Refrigerium in the Ancient Church of North Africa.” HTR 33/4 (1940): 253–266.


Ariès, P.  The Hour of Our Death. New York: Oxford University Press, 1981.

Ariès, P.  “La liturgie ancienne des funérailles.” In Philippe Ariès, Serge Rigolet et al. En face de la mort, 49-57. La Maison-Dieu 144. Paris, 1980.

Bradshaw, Paul F. Daily Prayer in the Early Church: A Study of the Origin and Early Development of the Divine Office. London: SPCK 1981; reprinted Eugene, Oregon: Wipf & Stock, 2008.

Constable, Giles. “The commemoration of the Dead in the Early Middle Ages,” in Early Medieval Rome and the Christian West: Essays in Honour of Donald A. Bullough, ed. Julia M. H. Smith. Leiden: Brill, 2000, 169-95.

Lang, Uwe Michael. Rivolti al Signore. L'orientamento nella preghiera liturgica. Siena: Cantagalli, 2006.

Mazza, Enrico. The Eucharistic Prayers of the Roman Rite. New York: Pueblo, 1986.

Placida, Flavio. Aspetti catechistico-liturgici dell’opera di Cromazio di Aquileia. Soveria Mannelli: Rubbettino, 2005.

Rebillard, Éric.  In Hora Mortis. Évolution de la pastorale chrétienne de la mort aux IVe à Ve siècles dans l’occident latin. Bibliotheque des écoles Françaises d’Athènes et de Rome 283. Rome, 1994.

Liturgy and Architecture:

De Blaauw, Sible. Cultus et decor: liturgia e architettura nella Roma tardoantica e medievale: Basilica Salvatoris, Sanctae Mariae, Sancti Petri. Vatican City: Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, 1994.

Doig, Allan. Liturgy and Architecture from the Early Church to the Middle Ages. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2008.

Fiocchi Nicolai, Vincenzo. "Considerazioni sullo stato degli studi delle chiese suburbane di Roma," in Hortus Artium Medievalium: Journal of the International Research Center for Late Antiquity and Middle Ages 18 (2012), 143-153.

Foletti, Ivan and Manuela Gianandrea, eds. The Fifth Century in Rome. Art, Liturgy, Patronage (Studia Artium Medievalium Brunensia, 4). Rome: Viella, 2017.

Gerstel, Sharon and Robert Nelson. Approaching the Holy Mountain: Art and Liturgy at St. Catherine’s Monastery in the Sinai. Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols, 2011.

Grig, Lucy. “Throwing Parties for the Poor: Poverty and Splendor in the Late Antique Church.” In M. Atkins and R. Osborne, eds. Poverty in the Roman World. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006, 145-61.

Humphries, Mark.  “Liturgy and Laity in Late-Antique Rome: Problems, Sources, and Social Dynamics.” Studia Patristica 71 (2014): 171-86.

Jensen, Robin. “Baptismal Rites and Architecture,” in Late Ancient Christianity, ed. Virginia Burrus. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress, 2005, pp. 117-44.

Kilde, J. H. Sacred Power, Sacred Space: An Introduction to Christian Architecture and Worship. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.

Kötting, B. “Die Tradition der Grabkirche.” In K. Schmid and J. Wollasch, eds., Memoria: Der Geschichtliche Zeugniswert des Liturgischen Gedenkens im Mittelalter. München: W. Fink, 1984, 69-78.

Liccardo, Giovanni. Architettura e liturgia nella chiesa antica. Milan: Skira, 2005.

Marinis, Vasileios. Architecture and Ritual in the Churches of Constantinople: Ninth to Fifteenth Centuries. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014.

Mathews, Thomas F. The Early Churches of Constantinople: Architecture and Liturgy. University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1971.

Noble, Thomas F.X. “Topography, Celebration, and Power: the Making of a Papal Rome in the Eighth and Ninth centuries." In Mayke de Jong and Frans Theuws with Carine van Rhijn eds, Topographies of Power in the Early Middle Ages. Leiden: Brill, 2001, 45-91.

Salzman, Michele R. “Leo’s Liturgical Topography: Contestations for Space in Fifth-century Rome.” JRS 103 (2013): 208-32.

Saxer, Victor.  “l’Utilisation par la liturgie de l’espace urbain et suburbain: l’exemple de Rome dans l’Antiquité et le haut moyen âge.” In Actes du XIe Congrès international d'archéologie chrétienne: Lyon, Vienne, Grenoble, Genève et Aoste (21-28 Septembre 1986). Città del Vaticano: Pontificio Istituto di Archeologia Cristiana, 1989, 917-1031.

Verhoeven, M., L. Bosman, H. Van Asperen, eds.  Monuments & Memory: Christian Cult Buildings and Constructions of the Past. Essays in honour of Sible de Blaauw. Turnhout: Brepols, 2016.