This is an excellent resource for those concerned with planning, teaching and implementing liturgies in the Catholic Church. Also, for those future Masters of Ceremonies and Liturgists. From the minute I picked it up, I could not put it down. It explains in simple to understand terms all that occurs in a Catholic Liturgy and why. Elliot clearly clarifies all all the liturgical motions and their significance, sometimes even their history. Again a must have for priests, liturgists, seminarians, deacons, and anyone wanting to know more about the Catholic Liturgies and their symbols.
Msgr. Elliot has produced a classic liturgical work for the celebration of the Novus Ordo rite in Ceremonies of the Modern Roman Rite.
Though I am not a Roman Catholic, I found much to commend Elliot's suggestions and directions to me in a broader context as a joint-inheritor of the western liturgical tradition.
The book is laid out cleanly and is easy to read. While the book is a quick read, it is definately not a lightweight. Agree or disagree on points, but one must acknoweldge that Ellot knows his liturgy, and how to celebrate it.
I highly commend this book to those in and out of Rome who wish to celebrate the liturgy in a modern setting with reverence and respect.