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" The use of a missal has never been required in the Anglican liturgical tradition. However, unofficial missals have been privately published. These missals combine liturgical texts from the Prayer Book with supplementary materials such as prayers, ceremonial directions, and scripture lessons for various occasions that may not be included in the Prayer Book. Although these supplementary materials may be drawn from a variety of sources, the Latin Rite is typically the primary source. The American Missal was first published by Morehouse Publishing in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1931. The American Missal drew upon the English Missal, the Anglican Missal (published by the Society of Saints Peter and Paul), and the People's Missal, all of which had been published in England. The ceremonial directions of the American Missal were not intended to contradict the Prayer Book rubrics, but the directions of the American Missal conformed the liturgy to "the common tradition of Western Catholic Christendom" when no definite provision was required, or when alternate usage was allowed. A revised edition of the American Missal was published in 1951 by Earle Hewitt Maddux of the Society of Saint John the Evangelist in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It also drew on English, Scottish, Irish, and South African Prayer Books for supplementary materials. An American Edition of the Anglican Missal was published in 1943 by the Frank Gavin Liturgical Foundation of Mount Sinai, New York. Missals have typically been used by parishes with an Anglo-catholic piety. A eucharistic celebration guided by the celebrant's use of a missal may be known as a "Missal Mass." See Missal. 




Glossary definitions provided courtesy of Church Publishing Incorporated, New York, NY,(All Rights reserved) from "An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church, A User Friendly Reference for Episcopalians," Don S. Armentrout and Robert Boak Slocum, editors.
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