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GIRM, etc. QUESTION from Jeff January 2, 1999
Regarding a recent inquiry by Deacon Lottier (which my browser was unable to access until recently), you seemed to clear up the issue of the Ceremonial of Bishops, indicating it as the overriding authority, but said nothing about the GIRM. For starters, what is the GIRM? ANSWER by Mr. John Miskell on January 2, 1999
The GIRM is the General Instruction of the Roman Missal. It is the document, with the force of law, which governs worship for the entire Church throughout the world. It is found at the beginning of every copy of the Sacramentary, also known as The Roman Missal. It's the book used by the priest at every Mass.
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