Product DescriptionThe Roman Missal is such a large and heavy book that young people who were altar servers, and even some priests, often had trouble holding and carrying it around the sanctuary which became a concern in many parishes. To address this problem, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops developed Excerpts From the Roman Missal, also known as the "Book of the Chair", which results in a volume about half the size of the full Missal. "Exceprts includes only those texts of the Missal that are used by the celebrant at the chair."
This edition from Catholic Book Publishing is a hardcover book that features a rich, two-toned red hand-bound genuine leather cover embellished with a gold stamped image and gold stamping on the spine which add to the distinctive beauty of the Missal. Prayer texts are in readable, easy-to-proclaim type on acid-washed cream paper which gives the highest quality opacity without added bulk. Three sturdy satin ribbon bookmarks keep track of locations in the book that the celebrant may need. Excerpts From the Roman Missal has been approved by the Vatican and its arrival is being much anticipated by many parishes. Also available with imitation leather cover item #16131 and smaller Chapel Edition item #16132.
Excerpts from the Roman Missal Hardcover 792PGS Red Hand Bound Genuine Leather Cover