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Documents (56)TypeDateDescending
Apsotolic Journey to Armenia latine (Latin)Liturgical Booklet2016.06.24
Jubilee for the Sick and Persons with Disabilities latine (Latin)Liturgical Booklet2016.06.12
Resurrectionis Dominicæ English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)
Raising the Memorial of St. Mary Magdalene to the rank of Feast

 liturgy 

Decree2016.06.03
On the worship for the pilgrimage of relics of the Blesseds Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)

 saint 

Note2016.01.27
Rite of Washing of Feet English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)

 liturgy   Triduum 

Decree2016.01.06
Homiletic Directory English Italiano (Italian)

 Mass 

Directory2014.06.29
Guide for large celebrations español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)

 Mass 

Document2014.06.13
On the sign of peace English

 Mass 

Circular Letter2014.06.08
Inscribing the Optional Memorials of Sts. John XXIII and John Paul II in the General Roman Calendar español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)

 calendar 

Decree2014.05.29
Paternas vices English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)
Adding the name of St. Joseph to the Eucharistic Prayers II, III and IV in the Roman Missal

 Mass   St. Joseph 

Decree2013.05.01
On the liturgical worship in honour of Blessed John Paul II English

 calendar 

Decree2011.04.02
Compendium Eucharisticum / Compendium of the Eucharist

 Eucharist   Mass 

Directory2009.03.25
Missale Romanum (2008) / Roman Missal (2008)
editio typica tertia emendata

 liturgy   Mass 

Liturgical Book2008.10.06
To the Bishops' Conferences on the use of the sacred tetragrammaton as 'The Name of God'

 Bible 

Curial Letter2008.06.29
Granting a special faculty for the celebration of the Conversion of St. Paul the Apostle in the Jubilee Year bimillennium of his birth English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)

 St. Paul 

Decree2008.01.25
The Year of the Eucharist - Suggestions and Proposals English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 Eucharist 

Document2004.10.14
Martyrologium Romanum (2004) / Roman Martyrology
editio altera

 liturgy   saints 

Liturgical Book2004.06.29
Redemptionis sacramentum English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)
On certain matters to be observed or to be avoided regarding the Most Holy Eucharist

 Eucharist   Mass 

Instruction2004.03.25
De Exorcismis et Supplicationibus Quibusdam / Of Exorcisms and Certain Supplications
editio typica emendata

 exorcism   liturgy 

Liturgical Book2003.10.07
Response to dubium on the posture of the faithful following Communion English

 Mass 

Curial Letter2003.06.05
Ordo baptismi parvulorum (2003) / Order of Baptism of Children
editiones typicae pro celebratione Liturgiae Presbyteralis

 baptism   liturgy 

Liturgical Book2003.05.21
On hearing confessions on Good Friday and Holy Saturday English

 penance   Triduum 

Curial Letter2003.04.09
Response to dubium on kneeling to receive Holy Communion English

 Holy Communion 

Curial Letter2003.02.26
Response to dubium on Communion in the hand English

 Holy Communion 

Curial Letter2003.02
On kneeling for Communion English

 Holy Communion 

Curial Letter2002.07.01
Regarding certain aspects of the Ecclesiastical Lectionaries proper to the Liturgy of the Hours Italiano (Italian)

 divine office 

Note2002.06.27
Directory on Popular Piety and the Liturgy: Principles and Guidelines / Direttorio su Pietà Popolare e Liturgia English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 liturgy   piety 

Directory2002.04.09
Institutio Generalis Missalis Romani, 5 / General Instruction of the Roman Missal, 5th ed. English English English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)
For the 3rd editio typica of 'Missale Romanum'

 liturgy   Mass 

Norms2002.03.22
Missale Romanum (2002) / Roman Missal (2002)
editio typica tertia

 liturgy   Mass 

Liturgical Book2002.03.18
On translation and the use of the Neo-Vulgate English

 Bible 

Curial Letter2001.11.05
On hearing confessions during Mass English

 Mass   penance 

Curial Letter2001.10
On the Use of Female Altar Servers English

 altar server   liturgy 

Document2001.07.27
Martyrologium Romanum (2001)
editio typica

 liturgy   saints 

Liturgical Book2001.06.29
Liturgiam authenticam / Authentic Liturgy English latine (Latin)
Fifth Instruction for the Right Implementation of the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy of the Second Vatican Council

 Bible   liturgy   Mass 

Instruction2001.03.28
Responses to dubia on the posture of the people during Mass English

 Mass 

Curial Letter2000.11.07
Introduction to the Book of the Gospels English

 liturgy   Mass 

Norms2000.09.30
On the position of the priest during the Eucharistic liturgy English

 Mass 

Curial Letter2000.09.25
On the orientation of the priest at Mass English

 liturgy   Mass 

Document2000.09.25
Institutio Generalis Missalis Romani, 5 (interim) / General Instruction of the Roman Missal, 5th ed.
For the 3rd editio typica of 'Missale Romanum'

 liturgy   Mass 

Norms2000.04.20
On the integrity of the sacrament of penance English

 penance 

Circular Letter2000.03.20
On removing holy water from the fonts during Lent English

 Lent 

Curial Letter2000.03.14
Response to dubium on the age of confirmation English

 confirmation 

Curial Letter1999.12.18
On the celebration of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe español (Spanish) latine (Latin)

 calendar   Guadalupe 

Decree1999.03.25
On abuses in general absolution English

 penance 

Curial Letter1999.03.19
On the occurrence of the obligatory memorial of the Immaculate Heart of Mary latine (Latin)

 calendar 

Note1998.12.08
De Exorcismis et Supplicationibus Quibusdam / Of Exorcisms and Certain Supplications

 exorcism   liturgy 

Liturgical Book1998.11.22
Notes on the Recitation of the Rosary During Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament English

 Eucharist   rosary 

Document1998
Scrutinies regarding the Suitability of Candidates for Orders English

 seminary 

Circular Letter1997.11.10
On certain aspects of the Calendar and Liturgical Texts Italiano (Italian)

 calendar 

Note1997.09.20
Ecclesiæ de mysterio English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)
On the collaboration of the non-ordained faithful in the sacred ministry of priests

 laity   Mass   priest 

Instruction1997.08.15
Varietates legitimæ / Inculturation and the Roman Liturgy English English
Fourth Instruction on the orderly carrying out of the Constitution on the Liturgy

 inculturation   liturgy   Mass 

Instruction1994.01.25
Ordo Celebrandi Matrimonium (1990) / Order of Celebration of Matrimony
editio typica altera

 liturgy   marriage 

Liturgical Book1990.03.19
Domus Ecclesiæ English latine (Latin)
On the title of minor basilica

 basilica 

Decree1989.11.09
De ordinatione Episcopi, Presbyterorum et Diaconorum / Ordination of a Bishop, Priests and Deacons
editio typica altera

 bishop   deacon   liturgy   priest 

Liturgical Book1989.06.29
Ordo Dedicationis Ecclesiæ et Altaris

 liturgy 

Liturgical Book1989
Passio Domini nostri Iesu Christi

 liturgy 

Liturgical Book1989

Congregation for Divine Worship Details

Documents (13)TypeDateDescending
Directory for Sunday Celebrations in the Absence of a Priest English

 liturgy   Mass 

Directory1988.06.02
On Eucharistic Prayers and Liturgical Experiments

 liturgy   Mass 

Declaration1988.03.21
General Introduction to Christian Initiation English

 catechesis   liturgy 

Norms1988.02.19
Paschale solemnitatis English
On the preparation and celebration of the Easter feasts

 calendar   Easter   Triduum 

Circular Letter1988.01.16
On concerts in churches English

 concert   music 

Declaration1987.11.05
Introduction to the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults English

 catechesis   liturgy 

Norms1987.02.19
Ordo Cantus Missæ (1987) / Introduction to the Roman Gradual latine (Latin)
editio typica altera

 liturgy   Mass   music 

Liturgical Book1986.11.22
Collectio Missarum de Beata Maria Virgine / Collection of Masses of the Blessed Virgin Mary

 liturgy   Mary   Mass 

Liturgical Book1986
On communion in the hand English

 Holy Communion 

Curial Letter1985.04.03
Liturgia Horarum / Liturgy of the Hours
editio typica altera

 divine office   liturgy 

Liturgical Book1985
Quattuor abhinc annos English
Letter to the Presidents of the world's various Episcopal Conferences to grant an 'indult' for bishops to authorize celebration of the so-called 'Tridentine' Mass according to the 1962 Missal

 Tridentine 

Curial Letter1984.10.03
Cæremoniale Episcoporum / Ceremonial of Bishops Italiano (Italian)
editio typica

 bishop   liturgy 

Liturgical Book1984.09.14
De Benedictionibus
editio iuxta typica

 blessing   liturgy 

Liturgical Book1984.05.31

Sacred Congregation for Divine Worship Details

Documents (44)TypeDateDescending
Missale Romanum (1975) / Roman Missal (1975)
editio typica secunda

 liturgy   Mass 

Liturgical Book1975.03.27
Promulgating the 2nd typical edition of 'Missale Romanum' English

 Mass 

Decree1975.03.27
Institutio Generalis Missalis Romani, 4 / General Instruction of the Roman Missal, 4th ed. English
For the 2nd editio typica of 'Missale Romanum'

 liturgy   Mass 

Norms1975.03.27
Introduction to the Rite of Penance English

 penance 

Norms1974.12.02
Missale Ambrosianum

 liturgy   Mass 

Liturgical Book1974.11.30
Institutio Missalis Ambrosiani

 liturgy   Mass 

Norms1974.11.30
Graduale simplex (in usum minororum ecclesiarum) / Simple Gradual (for use in small churches)
editio typica altera

 liturgy   Mass   music 

Liturgical Book1974.11.22
Voluntatis obsequens English
Letter to bishops, accompanying the booklet Jubilate Deo

 liturgy   music 

Document1974.04.14
Graduale romanum (1974) / Roman Gradual (1974) latine (Latin) latine (Latin)
editio Solesmis

 liturgy   Mass   music 

Liturgical Book1974
Ordo Pænitentiæ / Order of Penance English
editio typica

 liturgy   penance 

Liturgical Book1973.12.02
Promulgating the Rite of Penance

 penance 

Decree1973.12.02
Directorium de missis cum pueris / Directory for Masses With Children English

 children   liturgy   Mass 

Directory1973.11.01
Ordo baptismi parvulorum (1973)

 baptism   liturgy 

Liturgical Book1973.08.29
Introduction to the Rite of Baptism for Children English
Second edition

 catechesis   liturgy 

Norms1973.08.29
De Sacra Communione et de Cultu Mysterii Eucharistici extra Missam
editio typica

 Eucharist   liturgy 

Liturgical Book1973.06.21
Eucharistiæ sacramentum English
Promulgating the Rites for Holy Communion and Worship of the Eucharist Outside Mass

 Eucharist   Holy Communion 

Decree1973.06.21
Eucharistiæ participationem English
To the National Conferences of Bishops on Eucharistic Prayers

 liturgy   Mass 

Circular Letter1973.04.27
Institutio Generalis Missalis Romani, 3
For the 1st editio typica of 'Missale Romanum'

 liturgy   Mass 

Norms1972.12.23
Ordo unctionis infirmorum eorumque pastoralis curæ / Pastoral Care of the Sick: Rites of Anointing and Viaticum
editio typica

 anointing   liturgy 

Liturgical Book1972.12.07
De institutione Lectorum et Acolytorum
editio typica

 acolyte   lector 

Liturgical Book1972.12.03
In celebratione Missæ English
On Concelebration

 liturgy   Mass 

Declaration1972.08.07
Ordo Cantus Missæ (1972) English
editio typica

 liturgy   Mass   music 

Liturgical Book1972.06.24
Ordo Initiationis Christianæ Adultorum / Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

 liturgy 

Liturgical Book1972.01.06
Ordo confirmationis / Order of Confirmation
editio typica

 confirmation   liturgy 

Liturgical Book1971.08.22
Liturgia Horarum / Liturgy of the Hours
editio typica

 divine office   liturgy 

Liturgical Book1971.04.11
General Instruction of the Liturgy of the Hours English

 divine office   liturgy 

Instruction1971.02.02
Ordo Benedicendi Oleum catechumenorum et infirmorum et conficiendi chrisma

 liturgy 

Liturgical Book1971
Ordo benedictionis Abbatis et Abbatissæ / Order of Blessing of Abbots and Abbesses
editio typica

 liturgy   religious 

Liturgical Book1970.11.09
Liturgicæ instaurationes English
Third Instruction on the Correct Implementation of the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy

 liturgy   Mass 

Instruction1970.09.05
Sacramentali communione English
Instruction extending the practice of communion under both kinds

 Holy Communion 

Instruction1970.06.29
Calendaria Particularia français (French)
On the revision of particular calendars and of the propers for offices and Masses

 calendar   liturgy 

Instruction1970.06.23
Ordo consecrationis virginum
editio typica

 liturgy 

Liturgical Book1970.05.31
Promulgating the 1st typical edition of 'Missale Romanum' English

 Mass 

Decree1970.03.26
Institutio Generalis Missalis Romani, 2
For the 1st editio typica of 'Missale Romanum'

 liturgy   Mass 

Norms1970.03.26
Ordo Professionis Religiosæ
editio typica

 liturgy   religious 

Liturgical Book1970.02.02
On delaying the effective date for the Apostolic Constitution 'Missale Romanum'

 liturgy   Mass 

Instruction1969.10.20
Ordo Exsequiarum
editio typica

 liturgy 

Liturgical Book1969.08.15
On the interim adaptation of particular calendars English

 calendar 

Decree1969.06.29
Memoriale domini English
Instruction on the Manner of Distributing Holy Communion

 Holy Communion 

Instruction1969.05.29
En réponse à la demande English
Letter granting to various Bishops' Conferences permission for Communion in the hand and laying down norms for its implementation

 Holy Communion 

Norms1969.05.29
Ordo Lectionum Missæ (1969)
editio typica, prescribing the readings for all Masses celebrated throughout the liturgical year

 Mass 

Liturgical Book1969.05.25
Promulgating the 'Ordo Lectionum Missae'

 Mass 

Decree1969.05.25
Ordo baptismi parvulorum (1969)

 baptism   liturgy 

Liturgical Book1969.05.15
Actio pastoralis
On Masses with special groups

 Mass 

Instruction1969.05.15

Sacred Congregation of Rites Details

Documents (34)TypeDateDescending
Missale Romanum (1969) / Roman Missal (1969) English
editio typica

 liturgy   Mass 

Liturgical Book1969.04.06
Institutio Generalis Missalis Romani, 1
For the 1st editio typica of 'Missale Romanum'

 liturgy   Mass 

Norms1969.04.06
Ordo Celebrandi Matrimonium (1969) / Rite of Marriage During Mass
editio typica

 liturgy   marriage 

Liturgical Book1969.03.19
General Norms for the Liturgical Year and the Calendar English

 calendar   liturgy 

Norms1969.02.14
De ordinatione Episcopi, Presbyterorum et Diaconorum
editio typica

 bishop   deacon   liturgy   priest 

Liturgical Book1968.08.15
Pontificalis ritus
On the simplification of pontifical rites and insignia

 insignia   liturgy   vesture 

Instruction1968.06.21
Domus Dei
On minor basilicas

 basilica 

Decree1968.06.06
Norms on the Use of Eucharistic Prayers I-IV English

 liturgy   Mass 

Norms1968.05.23
Graduale simplex (in usum minororum ecclesiarum)
editio typica

 liturgy   Mass   music 

Liturgical Book1967.09
Eucharisticum mysterium English
On the Worship of the Eucharistic Mystery

 Eucharist   liturgy 

Instruction1967.05.25
Tres abhinc annos English
Second Instruction on the orderly carrying out of the Constitution on the Liturgy

 liturgy   Mass 

Instruction1967.05.04
Musicam sacram / Sacred Music English
On Music in the Liturgy

 liturgy   music 

Instruction1967.03.05
Cum nostra ætate
Establishing norms on translation and edition of liturgical books

 liturgy 

Declaration1966.01.27
Ecclesiæ semper English
Promulgation of the Rites of Concelebration and of Communion Under Both Kinds

 Holy Communion   liturgy   Mass 

Decree1965.03.07
Rite of Marriage During Mass English

 liturgy   marriage 

Liturgical Book1964.04.02
Rituale Romanum English
editio altera

 liturgy 

Liturgical Book1964
Missale Romanum (1962) English español (Spanish)

 liturgy   Mass 

Liturgical Book1962.04.11
Pontificale Romanum (1962)
editio typica

 liturgy   Mass 

Liturgical Book1962.02.28
Breviarium Romanum
editio iuxta typica

 divine office   liturgy 

Liturgical Book1960.07.26
De musica sacra English
On Sacred Music and Sacred Liturgy

 liturgy   music 

Instruction1958.09.03
Martyrologium Romanum (1956)
editio quarta post typicam

 liturgy   saints 

Liturgical Book1956.07.19
Missale Romanum (1956)
editio VIII iuxta typicam

 liturgy   Mass 

Liturgical Book1956.01.01
Missale Romanum (1955)
editio VII iuxta typicam

 liturgy   Mass 

Liturgical Book1955.11.30
Missale Romanum (1952)
editio VI iuxta typicam

 liturgy   Mass 

Liturgical Book1952.09.08
Rituale Romanum
editio typica

 liturgy 

Liturgical Book1952.01.25
Martyrologium Romanum (1948)
editio tertia post typicam

 liturgy   saints 

Liturgical Book1948
Breviarium Romanum
editio VII juxta typicam

 divine office   liturgy 

Liturgical Book1945.06.29
Martyrologium Romanum (1928)
editio secunda post typicam

 liturgy   saints 

Liturgical Book1928
Martyrologium Romanum (1924)
editio prima post typicam

 liturgy   saints 

Liturgical Book1924
Missale Romanum (1920)

 liturgy   Mass 

Liturgical Book1920.07.25
Martyrologium Romanum (1920)
editio typica

 liturgy   saints 

Liturgical Book1920
Martyrologium Romanum (1913)
editio typica

 liturgy   saints 

Liturgical Book1913.04.23
Graduale romanum (1908) / Roman Gradual (1908) latine (Latin)
editio Vaticana

 liturgy   Mass   music 

Liturgical Book1908.03.12
Rituale Romanum / Roman Ritual
editio princeps

 liturgy 

Liturgical Book1614

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 canon law   marriage   ordination 

Motu ProprioPope Benedict XVI2011.08.30
To participants in the Plenary Assembly of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)SpeechPope Benedict XVI2009.03.13
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 liturgy 

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To the participants of the Day of Study organised by the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments on the theme: 'Sacred Music: a liturgical and pastoral challenge' English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 liturgy   music 

LetterPope Benedict XVI2005.12.01
For the Plenary of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments English español (Spanish) français (French) Italiano (Italian)

 liturgy 

LetterSaint Pope John Paul II2005.03.03
General Regulations of the Roman Curia Italiano (Italian)

 Roman Curia 

NormsSecretariat of State1994.04.30
General Regulations of the Roman Curia Italiano (Italian)

 Roman Curia 

NormsSecretariat of State1992.02.04
Pastor bonus / The Good Shepherd English español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)
Reorganizing the Roman Curia

 canon law   Roman Curia 

Apostolic ConstitutionSaint Pope John Paul II1988.06.28
Dividing the Sacred Congregation for the Sacraments and Divine Cult into two Dicasteries latine (Latin)

 liturgy   Roman Curia 

Apostolic LetterSaint Pope John Paul II1984.04.09
Constans nobis Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)
Reorganizing the Congregations for Liturgy

 liturgy   Roman Curia 

Apostolic ConstitutionBlessed Pope Paul VI1975.07.11
Sacra Rituum Congregatio / Sacred Congregation of Rites latine (Latin)
Dividing the Congregation of Rites into two new different congregations for the Causes of the Saints and for Divine Worship

 liturgy   Roman Curia   saints 

Apostolic ConstitutionBlessed Pope Paul VI1969.05.08
Regimini Ecclesiæ universæ / Government of the Universal Church Italiano (Italian) latine (Latin)
Reorganizing the Roman Curia

 cardinal   pope   Roman Curia 

Apostolic ConstitutionBlessed Pope Paul VI1967.08.15
Già da qualche tempo latine (Latin)
For the establishment of the Historical Section in the Sacred Congregation of Rites
Motu ProprioPope Pius XI1930.02.06
Immensa latine (Latin)
Establishing the dicasteries of the Roman Curia

 Roman Curia 

Apostolic ConstitutionPope Sixtus V1588.02.11

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