Perpetual Jubilee: Meditations on the Chaldean Liturgical Year

This book contains short reflections on what were traditionally called ‘Onyatha d-Basalyqe, the “Basilica Responsories,” which is the name given to the “Proper,” that is, specifically-chosen, hymns for Evening Prayer of each of the Sundays and Feast Days of the Chaldean Liturgical year. The purpose of these reflections is to reveal to the faithful of the Chaldean Church, or anyone interested in its spirituality, the great richness of that tradition, to show the depth of the theology contained in these hymns, and most of all to bring about a true devotion in the hearts of the reader, which is the purpose of all liturgy and all meditation. Thus there is a translation of these hymns for each Sunday and many major Feasts, accompanied by a meditation that helps explain the meaning of the hymn to the lay person with basic Catechetical education.

This book is now available for purchase at St. Peter Cathedral and