Documenta rerum ecclesiasticarum instaurata vol:Varia
The opening prayer of Mass or collect of the day is a brief prayer yet merits much attention. Each prayer is considered in its historical origin and its clausal structure. The basis is the Latin text in comparrision with the now previous English translation. The author's own translation of each phrase is also given. Several sample homilies are given to encourage homilists consider preaching on the prayers of the liturgy.