Rite Light

Turning Towards the Lord: Orientation in Liturgical Prayer
by Uwe Michael Lang
Ignatius Press, 2004
(156 pages, $12.95, paperback)

reviewed by Shawn Tribe

We have seen enough images of Muslims at prayer in recent years to know they have a sense of sacred direction when they pray, as have the Jewish people historically, but what about Christians? Has that been a part of our tradition, and is it important?

This idea of sacred direction in liturgical prayer is what Uwe Michael Lang, a Catholic priest of the London Oratory of St. Philip Neri (the same religious congregation to which John Henry Newman belonged) sets out . . .

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Shawn Tribe is the Canadian delegate for CIEL, a Catholic liturgical studies organization dedicated to the study of the ancient Roman Liturgy, which hosts a group weblog , The New Liturgical Movement. He also writes articles and reviews for various Catholic periodicals and attends St. Peter?s Cathedral-Basilica in London, Canada.

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