ICS BiblioSelect: Liturgy


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.

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.


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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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