This publication of the Holy See through the Vox Clara Committee contains the rites most frequently celebrated by the Bishop updated in accord with the most recent publication of the English-language edition of The Roman Missal.
The Roman Pontifical provides the text of the Rites of Ordination of a Bishop, of Priests, and of Deacons as approved and confirmed for the Dioceses of the United States of America and many other countries.
This text has been updated so as to harmonize with the new Missal. This volume also contains similarly updated texts of The Institution of Lectors and Acolytes, The Blessing of Abbots and Abbesses, The Consecration of Virgins, and The Rite of Confirmation. The final part of The Roman Pontifical contains the older translation of the Blessing of Oils, which formerly appeared in the Sacramentary. This clothbound edition contains large, easy-to-read type; durable Smyth-sewn binding; satin ribbon markers; and specially commissioned, full-colour artwork throughout based on fifteenth-century manuscript illustrations.