The author, a member of the Dominican community in Beirut, has given us here a moving glimpse into the essence of worship, which rather than being our own act or even an act of remembrance, is primarily an immediate participation in the ceaseless heavenly reality of Trinitarian life, the eternal Liturgy. Though compact, this book lays open a wealth of insight into the history and theology of the Liturgy, defining in surprisingly immediate and personal discourse terms which in similar works might appear technical. The final section, which includes chapters on the relation of liturgy to personal prayer, sanctification, work, remembrance of the poor and mission, reveals Corbon's vision of liturgy to be properly comprehensive, free of forced attempts at ''relevance.'' For over a decade out of print and exceedingly difficult to find, Corbon's work is again available, offering sustenance for those yearning to carry the light they have witnessed in the Church's worship back out into the world. 266 pp.
An Eighth Day View:
The Catholic Liturgy is a mystery. It transcends time and space, re-presenting a sacrifice that happened once, but is seen every day. Fr. Jean Corbon gives a thorough exposition of many aspects of the Catholic Liturgy, ranging from the historical to the transcendant. Divided into three parts--