Sacrosanctum Concilium

This page presents the sum of the posts on our web site on Sacrosanctum Concilium, the Vatican II Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy. The chapter headings are as they appear in the document online. The individual posts are given brief descriptions in case a reader would like to delve deeper into a particular topic. New comments are always welcome: restart any discussion if you wish.


Chapter I: General Principles for the Restoration and Promotion of the Sacred Liturgy

Section I: The Nature of the Sacred Liturgy and Its Importance in the Church’s Life

Section II: The Promotion of Liturgical Instruction and Active Participation

Section III: The Reform of the Sacred Liturgy

Part A) General Norms

Part B) Norms drawn from the hierarchic and communal nature of the Liturgy

Part C) Norms based upon the didactic and pastoral nature of the Liturgy

Part D) Norms for adapting the Liturgy to the culture and traditions of  peoples

Part E) Promotion of Liturgical Life in Diocese and Parish

Part F) The Promotion of Pastoral-Liturgical Action

Chapter II: The Most Sacred Mystery of the Eucharist

Chapter III: The Other Sacraments and the Sacramentals

Chapter IV: The Divine Office

Chapter V: The Liturgical Year

Chapter VI: Sacred Music

Chapter VII: Sacred Art and Sacred Furnishings

Appendix: A Declaration of the Second Ecumenical Council of the Vatican on Revision of the Calendar

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