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An Outline / Table of Contents of the
General Introduction to the Lectionary for Mass (Second Edition, 1981)

Sacred Congregation for the Sacraments and Divine Worship
(officially published January 21, 1981)

Preamble

Chapter I: General Principles for the Liturgical Celebration of the Word of God

  1. Certain Preliminaries
  2. Liturgical Celebration of the Word of God
  3. The Word of God in the Life of the People of the Covenant

First Part: The Word of God in the Celebration of Mass

Chapter II: The Celebration of the Liturgy of the Word at Mass

  1. The Elements of the Liturgy of the Word and Their Rites
  2. Aids to the Proper Celebration of the Liturgy of the Word

Chapter III: Offices and Ministries in the Celebration of the Liturgy of the Word within Mass

  1. The Function of the President at the Liturgy of the Word
  2. The Role of the Faithful in the Liturgy of the Word
  3. Ministries in the Liturgy of the Word

Second Part: The Structure of the Order of Readings for Mass

Chapter IV: The General Arrangement of Readings for Mass

  1. The Pastoral Purpose of the Order of Readings for Mass
  2. The Principles of Composition of the Order of Readings for Mass
  3. Principles to Be Followed in the Use of the Order of Reading

Chapter V: Description of the Order of Readings

  1. Advent
  2. The Christmas Season
  3. Lent
  4. The Sacred Triduum and the Easter Season
  5. "Ordinary Time"

Chapter VI: Adaptations, Translations, and Format of the Order of Readings

  1. Adaptations and Translations
  2. The Format of Individual Readings

Endnotes


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