The Second Vatican Council accomplished the most important reform of the Church's liturgy ever taken, while at the same time profoundly respecting its great tradition. The Council wanted to restore the great flow of the Church's liturgical tradition. This book is an excellent guide for understanding the riches of the Church's liturgy. The commentaries, written by several different authors, go beyond the obvious meaning of the texts. They allow the texts to speak for themselves. It is the liturgy that enlivens Christian existence and transforms it. This book can be used as a tool to aid people to enter into the mystery of Christ and its unfolding in our time.