The Order of the Dedication of a Church and an Altar

The Order of the Dedication of a Church and an Altar is now available for purchase from CCCB Publications. Having received confirmatio from the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, this publication contains the newly translated English-language texts (2018) for the dedication of a church and an altar. The use of these texts is mandatory in all dioceses of the Latin Church in Canada.


Information for purchasing the publication is found here.

  • Product Code: 182-436
  • Price: $113.00 (Regrettably, a discount is unavailable for this item due to the limited print run; instead the profit margins have been reduced in order to keep the price as low as possible).
  • Enquiries about CCCB publications can be made online to www.cccbpublications.ca, by email (to publi@cccb.ca), or by phone (1-800-769-1147).


The Dedication of a Church and an Altar is among the most solemn liturgical actions.

The place where the Christian community is gathered to hear the Word of God, to offer prayers of intercession and praise to God, and above all to celebrate the sacred mysteries and where the Most Holy Sacrament of the Eucharist is reserved is a special image of the Church, which is God’s temple built from living stones.

Content includes:

  • Order of Laying a Foundation Stone or the Commencement of Work on the Building of a Church
  • The Order of the Dedication of a Church
  • Order of the Dedication of a Church in Which Sacred Celebrations are Already Regularly Taking Place
  • Order of the Dedication of an Altar
  • Order of Blessing a Church
  • Order of Blessing an Altar
  • Order of Blessing a Chalice and a Paten

Related Offices Office of Liturgy
Related Themes Liturgy

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