systematical outlines the general principles of the Roman Rite as
they apply to altar servers (inferior ministers). It is also an
instructive guide for any Catholic who wishes to better understand
the ceremonial actions.
principles are the foundation for all rubrics of the Roman Rite which
regulate the types of reverences and gestures, the reasons why they
are made, and how under certain conditions. Even more profoundly, it
is through these principles that the unique character of Romanitas is
impressed upon its namesake liturgical rite.
learning these principles, the reader will have the distinct
advantage of never being at a loss during a ceremony of when to bow
or genuflect and of what kind. This is particularly valuable, as most
rubrical manuals presume the reader is already acquainted with these
basic, but often subtle rules.
teaching ceremonies has shown that the easiest approach to a new
ceremony is through its principles. Mastering the principles of a
ceremony is not only the easiest way to learn one ceremony, but it
also makes the mastery of that ceremony the preparation for learning