Analecta Liturgica is a section of the Studia Anselmiana series, published by the Pontifical Athenaeum Sant’Anselmo in Rome.
The Pontifical Institute of Liturgy, founded in 1961 by Pope John XXIII, operates within this university. The institute aims to prepare professors, researchers and pastoral animators in the liturgical field through a Licentiate course and a degree in Sacred Liturgy. Entrusted to the Benedictine order, the institute places itself at the service of the entire Church, since, although the study of the Roman rite prevails, other Christian, Western and Eastern rites are also studied. Due attention is also given to related sciences such as architecture, art and liturgical music, and the human sciences, such as cultural anthropology, linguistics, etc.
The institute publishes the magazine Ecclesia Orans. But more extensive studies, both of individual professors and collaborators, find their place in the Analecta liturgica series.
Of the volumes already published, some collect miscellanies offered to professors emeritus, others the proceedings of international liturgical congresses, which the Institute holds every three years.
Studies on famous personalities of the liturgical movement or its precursors are among the monographs.
The volumes qualify for a true contribution to liturgical science.