In the document on translation Liturgiam Authenticam it is expected that the translation of all current liturgical books is revised. For English-speaking Bishops’ Conferences this work is done by the International Commission on English in the Liturgy (ICEL). Since the publication of Liturgiam Authenticam in 2002 the first translation to be revised was the Roman Missal (2010) and this highlights another aspect of this process. For a number of liturgical books there has been a new Latin edition since the text was translated into English. So, therefore, the Roman Missal is the 3rd edition.
This year has seen the publication of the next two rites to be translated: Confirmation and Matrimony.
The translations are prepared by ICEL and reviewed by the bishops in two stages. The stages are referred to by the colour of the cover of the text. The Green Book is a text for review and comment. These are sent back to ICEL who then produce the Grey Book. This text is intended for voting on by the bishops. Any changes to the text have to be voted on separately. Once voting is complete the text is sent to the Congregation for Divine Worship in Rome and will eventually given recognitio.
The following list gives the texts currently under review in the order they are being considered. It is difficult to offer a timescale for the various books but as an indication the Green Books for Confirmation and Matrimony were first received in 2012.
- Order of Dedication of a Church and an Altar
- Exorcisms and Certain Supplications
- Liturgy of the Hours
- Supplement — celebrations added to Universal Calendar since publication
- Partial revision (So far Green Books have been received for Advent–Christmas, Lent–Easter etc. which have translations of the Office Hymns, Intercessions and Magnificat & Benedictus Antiphons
- The Order of Blessing the Oil of Catechumens and of the Sick and of Consecrating the Chrism
- Feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Eternal High Priest
- Order of Christian Initiation of Adults
- Order of Baptism of Children
- Rites of Ordination
In addition to this preparation is also being done on a new publication of the Lectionary.