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Legendo by Vilma Little  212 pages

Original year of publication: 1945
Reprinted in the year: 2012

Book 1 of the "Learn the Liturgy Series" by Vilma Little, "Legendo" will kick-off your knowledge adventure with a bit of Latin. This book is not just another simple instruction in Liturgical Latin. So many other textbooks fall short of the mark for that very reason: they are written like textbooks. Little's work is entirely different. In the midst of learning the dry grammatical rules, throughout her work, Little wedges chunks of wisdom and insight into the lessons. Another nice feature of this work is how the pronunciation is presented. She doesn't simply give you the rules of Latin pronunciation and then let you go, each new word introduced as vocabulary for the readings is broken down into it's phonetic rendering, so there is no guessing about how a Latin word should sound when spoken. For example: multum, mool-toom. It's that easy. There is no guessing or speculating on the correct pronunciation. There being so many books available for learning the Latin of the Liturgy, this one is sure to stand out amoung the best. See for yourself.

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The Chant by Vilma Little  146 pages

Original year of publication: 1938
Reprinted in the year: 2012

"The Chant" by Vilma Little is book 2 of the "Learn the Liturgy Series" that I am now offering. I'll let Vilma Little's peers describe this book- (from the back cover)


All who have had experience of teaching the Gregorian Chant in this country must have felt the need of a simple and complete method. Translations of foreign books, no matter how excellent, can never adequately satisfy such a need. What is required is a book in which the whole technique of the Chant is unfolded from its very foundations without undue haste or compression and with the competence born of thorough knowledge and wide experience. Such a book is this for the whole subject is expounded with a lucidity as remarkable as it is rare.

We know of no work which can compare with this in the qualities requisite for a text-book. To teachers and students alike it should prove of inestimable value.” - Dom. A. Gregory Murray in Music and Liturgy.

Lovers of the Chant, whether teachers or students, should be grateful for the publication of 'The Chant.' The simplicity of its language makes it suitable for students; and the suggestiveness of many of its thoughts, often only hinted at in passing, should commend it to teachers.” - Magnificat.


V.G.L.'s work for Church music generally, and for Gregorian Chant in particular, is already widely known. 'The Chant,' with its sub-title of 'a simple and complete method for teachers and students,' sets forth in a scholarly manner, replete with purposeful aids culled from long experience in teaching and Chant, the methods employed by the authoress herself. The subject matter of this book is aptly chosen and worked out in a methodical and skilful way, proceeding from the simple to the complex, and leading the student through the various phases of the art without undue haste or worry.
 

That section devoted to the Psalmody is comprehensive, and here learners searching for the true spirit of Psalm singing, combined with its proper execution, will not go unsatisfied, whilst more cultured readers and any who have ample time and opportunity for study at their disposal, will soon discover that no better exposition, within equal compass, is to be found.

A former pupil of the great Dom Mocquereau, V.G.L. naturally employs the methods of the Solesmes School of interpretation.” - The Sower

 

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The Sacrifice of Praise by Vilma Little  218 pages

Original year of publication: 1957
Reprinted in the year: 2012

Last but not least- here is book 3 of the "Learn the Liturgy Series" by Vilma Little. "The Sacrifice of Praise" finishes off your journey by giving you a complete understanding of the origins, meaning, and use of the Divine Office as an essential part of the liturgical function of the Church. From the back cover-

Today a growing number of people participate in the Church's official daily prayer; they use the psalms, the readings and sentences from scripture and the collects, sequences and hymns, which make up the Divine Office. Priests and religious are bound to it, but many layfolk also take their share in the Church's sacrifice of praise. This book is a simple introduction to it.
 

The author initiates the newcomer into the meaning of the Office, at the same time providing directions for its use. She explains the structure of the Office with short references to its historical growth out of the Jewish temple liturgy and the prayers of the Christians during the early centuries. Very detailed instructions are given to enable anyone to make a start without further help.
 

This book shows the substantial continuity of the Church's common prayer from the Old Testament times down to the present day. The theme is worked out in: (1) an historical sketch of the genesis and growth of the Canonical Hours; (2) an examination of the main constituent elements of the Office; and (3) a consideration of the varying characteristics of the seasons as reflected in the office.
 

There is a practical section giving minute directions for the day to day use of the Office, and a chapter on the spiritual value of the Church's officium, or daily duty of worship.

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Learn the Liturgy Series, Books 1, 2, and 3 by Vilma Little  576 pages


Reprinted in the year: 2012

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Learn Latin with Fr. Diamond

Liturgical Latin, Church Latin and Your Missal by Fr. Wilfrid Diamond  346 pages

Original year of publication: 1941
Reprinted in the year: 2007

Fr. Diamond's excellent book for Learning the Latin of the Church was developed primarily from a correspondence course he taught to more than 400 individuals in the United States and 15 foreign countries.  The diversity of this group is astounding- "...used in over 50 high schools ...Carmelite Nuns, seminarians, Marist Brothers, doctors, housewives, and other lay people...". This book was desingned to be used by the average person, and the vocabulary is taken directly from the liturgy, not from "Caesar or Cicero" as the foreward to the book so prouldy states. Includes a small glossary.  Also see our other listing for Liturgical Latin, A Textbook and Dictionary which combines this book and Dictionary of Liturgical Latin also by Wilfrid Diamond, which has over 11,000 entries. Buy them both in one volume and save $$$.

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Testimonial(s) regarding this book...

November 04, 2009

Dear Maximus,
                    I received Diamond's Liturgical Latin yesterday.  Thank you very much for the excellent service.

L.L. from Katoomba, New South Wales, Australia


November 04, 2009

Hello Max,
 
I just received my copy of Liturgical Latin and am very well pleased.  It only took a week from when I sent the order to when I received it.  The book itself looks great.  Thanks again for providing an opportunity to acquire a book that is almost impossible to find anymore.
 

C.B.

 

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Liturgical Latin, A Textbook and Dictionary
Liturgical Latin, A Textbook and Dictionary by Fr. Wilfrid Diamond  502 pages

Original year of publication: 1941, 1961
Reprinted in the year: 2007

Fr. Diamond's excellent book for Learning the Latin of the Church was developed primarily from a correspondence course he taught to more than 400 individuals in the United States and 15 foreign countries.  The diversity of this group is astounding- "...used in over 50 high schools ...Carmelite Nuns, seminarians, Marist Brothers, doctors, housewives, and other lay people...". This book was desingned to be used by the average person, and the vocabulary is taken directly from the liturgy, not from "Caesar or Cicero" as the foreward to the book so prouldy states. The book originally included a small glossary.  I thought it would be quite practical and useful to combine into one volume some of Fr. Diamond's later work to augment the original glossary.  So this title includes the complete textbook and original glossary and a complete Liturgical Latin Dictionary, originally published 20 years later. Save money when you buy this combined work!

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April 06, 2011

 Thank you for the book, Liturgical Latin, A Textbook and Dictionary.  My ordering experience was fantastic!  I received prompt responses to inquiries and a fast shipping turnaround with my order.  The book is of exceptional quality, both construction and content.  The lessons are clear and concise with numerous pertinent examples and exercises.  One drawback, if it can be called that, is that the solutions to the lesson exercises are not provided.  Solution sets would be very beneficial for beginning students, but otherwise a great book.  Thank you again!  May God continue to bless you!

LC from Dayton, OH


November 04, 2009

Salve, K. te salutat.

I am delighted with the book and the service, many thanks.
Ave atque vale,
in Christo,
K.M.

K.M. from London, UK


November 03, 2009

I received 'Liturgical Latin' shortly after ordering it and found the process very easy and efficient.

L.M. from Dublin, Ireland


November 03, 2009

Hello,
 
I just received Liturgical Latin and I really enjoy this book!  I am teaching myself latin because I just started saying the rosary in latin and would like to be able to speak the language well enough to know exactly what I am saying.  It breaks everything down and makes it easy to understand plus it includes the prayers of the mass as examples for grammar.  
 

D.M. from Franklin, TX


January 19, 2009

Just received Diamond's Liturgical Latin: Textbook and Dictionary. Very easy to purchase, with accompanying e-mail responses varifying the purchase and another stating that the book was already on its way! From order to reception, everything went along perfectly.
 
I just wanted to write a brief note to thank Maximus Scriptorius Publications for making available such great and useful books today.
 

J.M.M.C. of Gijon (Asturias), Spain


September 03, 2008

Prompt delivery of a bargain-priced and well-published book on an international order.

F.P. from Bendigo, Austrailia


March 29, 2008

Received Liturgical Latin: A Textbook & Dictionary today...Book has already been very helpful.  Cleared-up some confusion.I left 5-star feedback with eBay. Nice doing business with you.

F.D. from Denison, Texas

 
An Introduction to Ecclesiastical Latin by H.PV. Nunn  196 pages

Original year of publication: 1958
Reprinted in the year: 2007

Although titled “An Introduction…”, this book might be more suitable for one with a little experience with the Latin language. From the preface- “Those who intend to use this book should possess at the least a knowledge of the conjugations of Latin verbs and the declensions of Latin nouns such as may be got from any primer.” The whole first half of the book is basically a study of passages from the Vulgate. The second half gives you some selections taken from various Ecclesiastical writers like Perpetua, Cyprian, Ambrose, Jerome, Augustine, Bede, and many more.

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Learning the New Breviary by Fr. Bernard A. Hausmann, S.J.  119 pages

Original year of publication: 1961
Reprinted in the year: 2007

A very valuable tool for deciphering the rubrics of the post 1960/pre-reform Roman Breviary. Walks you step by step through each hour of the Divine Office. The text is in English; references to the Breviary are in Latin. The scans are not quite as clean as my other books because I did not do the scanning, this file was obtained from someone else. But it is fully readable, no obscure text.

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We are no longer offering this book in printed form, it has been published by Preserving Christian Publications and it can be ordered directly from them. However, we are offering this book as a free download (.pdf format). To get the free download, Click here.

 

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