In accordance with the Official Typical 1956 Edition of the "Ordo Hebdomadae Sanctae Instauratus" OUR holy Mother the Church, appointed by God to teach all men, uses signs and symbols, vestments and lights, colors and ceremonies. They are all part of her role as an inspiring teacher, anxious to appeal to man's every sense to make her message clear and her mission complete. Her liturgy, however, is not a mere drama at which men are silent spectators. Her liturgy appeals to men so that they might be moved to sentiments of love and adoration, thanksgiving and atonement. She makes every Sunday the Lord's day, a reminder of Christ's victorious resurrection, the foundation of our faith and our hope Every Mass is "done in commemoration of Him," the unbloody renewal and living broadcast of the Sacrifice of Calvary.
Catholic Church, Brother Hermenegild TOSF, Paperback, ISBN 10: 1514195003, ISBN 13: 9781514195000