A book containing the order of religious ceremony and solemn worship prescribed for ecclesiastical functions.
The official publications are two: "," and "," both founded upon the old "."
In the United States the "," approved by Cardinal Gibbons of Baltimore, is in general use.
The "," published by order of Benedict XIII, edited by L. A. Clark, contains rites for parochial churches in England.
A "" by J. B. Mueller, S.J., has been translated into English by A. Ganss and A. Ellis (London, 1929).
Many dioceses and monastic orders have their proper ceremonials.
New Catholic Dictionary