[quote="FrDavid96, post:17, topic:177437"]
Not just any 'book of blessings" but the "Book of Blessings" The actual ritual book approved by Rome for universal use in the (Latin sui iuris) Catholic Church.
Each country, of course, has its own approved variations, and apparently the Advent Wreath prayer is unique to the US--since it's not in the Canadian version.
The Wreathe prayer is there, it just doesn't mention using it in Church
It does say that the Advent Wreath can be used in church. Of course, it also contains blessings for things never intended to be taken into church (livestock, for example), so the simple fact that there is a blessing in the book doesn't mean such a thing is intended for use inside the church.
Actually, it does not have an Imprimator or a Nihil Obstat....
....It doesn't need one:D.
It has a Decree from the (then) Congregation for Divine Worship, which makes either of the above unnecessary. It does have a concordat cum originali which certifies that the translation into English is "in accordance" with the (original) Latin.
You bring-up an excellent point, because if one does a search with an online bookstore for keywords "book of blessings" the result will be a huge number of hits. So readers need to keep in mind that not every "book of blessings" is The Book of Blessings.
How can you tell? I have "A Book of Blessings" put out by the CCCB. Other than a greeting from a bishop (something that I also find in the Catholic Book of Worship III, Bishop Lahey, no less) is there anything I should look for to tell me if "A Book of Blessings" = "The Book of Blessings"?