Revised Grail Psalter

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Chicago, Illinois, December 1st, 2010 — GIA Publications, Inc. is pleased and honored to announce the release of editions containing the Revised Grail Psalms on January 3rd, 2011.


The Revised Grail Psalms received a recognitio from the Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments this past spring. A letter dated November 19, 2010, from the U.S. Secretariat of Divine Worship Executive Director, Rev. Msgr. Anthony F. Sherman, allows GIA Publications, Inc. to move forward with publication and licensing.


This new translation brings the Grail Psalms in line with contemporary principles of Scripture scholarship, matters of authentic translation, and requirements for appropriate rendering for liturgical use. This translation of the Psalms meets the requirements established in Liturgiam Authenticam, the 2001 Instruction issued by the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments enunciating principles for preparing translations of liturgical texts. This revision of the 1963 Grail Psalms has been prepared by the monks of Conception Abbey under the direction of Abbot Gregory J. Polan, OSB, producing a translation that will play an important part in the liturgy for years to come.


GIA Publications, Inc. is honored to be the worldwide agent for this Scripture translation and will endeavor to be fair and judicious stewards of this important and beautiful translation, as it has with the original Grail translation since the 1960s.


GIA Publications, Inc. will be releasing this new translation in three formats simultaneously on January 3rd, 2011:

  1. A quality paperback book of the complete text of the Revised Grail Psalms, similar to previous editions of the Grail Psalms (G-­‐7882, U.S. $11.95);
  2. A pointed edition, or “Singing Version” of the text, to assist with those proclaiming or chanting this wonderful translation, also as a quality paperback (G-­‐7984, U.S. $11.95);
  3. An online version at the website, where the full texts in both psalm and lectionary order will be available. The lectionary version will contain ICEL refrains.

The print editions will include a foreword by Francis Cardinal George, OMI, and an introduction by Abbot Gregory J. Polan, OSB.


GIA Publications, Inc. has also established a generous reprint policy for use of this translation, which allows churches and dioceses, at no charge, the right to print this text for non-­‐commercial purposes, such as in a parish worship bulletin. For commercial, Internet, or any other use, please refer to detailed guidelines on the website


In addition, electronic versions of the Revised Grail Psalms in psalm and lectionary order will be made available to commercial publishers. For information about these electronic editions, please contact GIA Publications, Inc.


GIA Publications, Inc. is privileged to be the agent of this important translation and is gratified that this translation—many years in the making—will finally be available to musicians, liturgists, and worshipers around the world.