Detailed Overview of the Lumen Christi Missal

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Proper of Time/Proper of Saints

  • Lectionary Readings for cycles A, B and C
  • Antiphon texts of the Roman Missal and Graduale Romanum for the Entrance, Offertory and Communion chants. Texts that have a Gregorian chant musical setting appear in both Latin and English.
  • Through-composed Responsorial Psalm Antiphons composed by Fr. Columba Kelly, OSB and Adam Bartlett, with psalm verses from the Revised Grail Psalter
  • Alleluia refrains (8 in total) from the Graduale Simplex that cycle throughout the year according to the modality of the respective chants of the Graduale Romanum, and Gospel Verses from the Lectionary
  • Sequences, Antiphons, Hymns and Responsories that occur in special liturgies through the year such as Palm Sunday, the Triduum, Presentation of the Lord, etc., with the musical settings as found in the Roman Missal

Daily Masses

  • Entrance and Communion Antiphons of the Roman Missal for the entire Proper of Time and Proper of Saints, engraved to be recited or sung by the assembly to one of eight psalm tones
  • Through-composed Responsorial Antiphons composed by Fr. Columba Kelly, OSB and Adam Bartlett for every day of the year. Over 900 antiphons in total!
  • Alleluia antiphons (8 in total) from the Graduale Simplex, designated for weekly use

Order of Mass

  • The Order of Mass according to the new translation of the Roman Missal with people’s parts notated to be sung or spoken
  • Latin(Greek)/English options for the Kyrie, Gloria, Responses to the Readings, Credo, Sanctus, Mystery of faith (Mysterium fidei), Our Father (Pater noster), Agnus Dei
  • All four Eucharistic Prayers, including proper forms of the Communicantes
  • Guidelines for the Reception of Holy Communion placed before the Domine, non sum dignus

Ordinary (Mass Parts)

  • ICEL chants of the Roman Missal
  • Three new “Simplex” Masses composed by Adam Bartlett and Fr. Columba Kelly, OSB
  • The five Masses contained in the Graduale Simplex, which are composite Masses of the simplest chants of the Roman Kyriale
  • Eight of the most commonly sung Gregorian Masses from the Kyriale Romanum: Mass I (Lux et origo), Mass IV (Cunctipotens Genitor Deus), Mass VIII (de Angelis), Mass XI (Orbis factor), Mass XII (Pater cuncta), Mass XVI, Mass XVII and Mass XVIII

Proper and Seasonal Antiphons

  • Simple, congregation-friendly, through-composed antiphons for the Entrance, Offertory and Communion Processions, taken from the Roman Missal, Graduale Romanum and Graduale Simplex
  • Proper Antiphons for all privileged Seasons and Feasts
  • Proper Antiphons for the entire Entrance Antiphon (Introit) cycle
  • Seasonal Antiphons for the Offertory and Communion chants of Ordinary Time, including multiple Eucharistic Antiphons that can be sung ad libitum
  • Seasonal Antiphon options indicated in every season for the slow and gradual introduction of the singing of liturgical chant to parish congregations
  • Simple Proper Antiphons given for every Feast in the Proper of Saints, for each of the seven Commons, for the Mass for the Dead, Marriage and Confirmation, for the Votive Masses of the Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Joseph, and the Holy Spirit
  • Seasonal Responsorial Psalm refrains
  • Various Lenten Gospel Acclamations that may be sung with the Verse before the Gospel during Lent


  • Prayers for Before and After Mass, taken from the Roman Missal
  • The Sacrament of Penance, including an Examination of Conscience, Formulas of Catholic Doctrine, Prayers before and after Confession including the Seven Penitential Psalms, and the Rite of Reconciliation
  • Common Prayers (from the Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church)
  • Common Litanies
  • The Stations of the Cross
  • Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction

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