Ars Liturgiae: Worship, Aesthetics and Praxis - Essays in Honor of Nathan D. Mitchell: Introduction by Clare V Johnson
In the Supplement to the 'Hadrianum', an eighth-century sacramentary attributed to Pope Gregory I, Saint Benedict of Aniane (d.821) gathered together a variety of liturgical resources such as votive Masses, reconciliation services, funerals, exorcisms, morning and evening prayer and other miscellaneous blessings. in his introduction to the Supplement, Benedict writes:
'Since there are other liturgical materials which Holy Church finds itself obliged to use, but which [Pope Gregory] omitted because he knew they had already been produced by other people, we have thought it worth our while to gather them like spring flowers, arrange them in a beautiful bouquet and – after carefully correcting and amending them and giving them appropriate titles – present them in this separate work so that diligent readers may find everything they need for the present.'(1)
Taking our lead from Benedict of Aniane, we present in this volume a small "mixed bouquet" of essays in honor of Nathan D. Mitchell on the occasion of his sixtieth birthday.
Johnson, C. V. (2003). Introduction. In C. V. Johnson (ed.), Ars Liturgiae: Worship, aesthetics and praxis - Essays in honor of Nathan D. Mitchell. Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications.