Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments: General Instruction of the Roman Missal (Third Typical Edition)

Priest celebrating, in persona Christi, the Eucharist

The General Instruction of the Roman Missal (Third Typical Edition) provides specific detail about each element of the Order of Mass celebrated in accordance with the Roman Missal, Third Edition (implemented 27 November 2011). Image links to Vatican translation.

Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger: The Spirit of the Liturgy

The Communion of Heaven and Earth in the Mystery of the Eucharist

In The Spirit of The Liturgy, Cardinal Ratzinger endeavors to foster understanding and appreciation of “the liturgy in all its beauty, hidden wealth, and time-transcending grandeur, to see it as the animating center of the Church, the very center of Christian life.” Originally published in the year 2000. ISBN recommendation:0-89870-784-6