How does each season celebrate a particular aspect of this mystery of our dying and rising in Christ? How do we keep this experience the focus of our celebrations all year long? Background to the seasons, practical applications of principles, and ideas for preparing the church makes Preparing the Liturgical Year a productive resource.
Volume 1 first examines the paschal mystery, then the two principal celebrations of the year -Sunday and the Paschal Triduum -- are studied. Only in light of these two feasts can we reflect on the liturgical seasons of Lent-Easter and Advent-Christmas as found in Volume 2.