Catechesis on the Liturgy

November 2014

Nov 30

Catechesis Week #5

Ritual as a Guardian of Meaning We continue this week exploring how ritual performs a twofold function of both protecting and revealing.  Nearly everyone can recall some of the simple ingredients that made for an engaging children’s story such as mystery, privacy, and exclusivity.  The secret passage in the back of the...
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Nov 23

Catechesis Week #4

Last week we looked at the theme of how God sets the terms of our encounter with Him.  This week we will explore another - that formality is not a barrier to intimacy but rather the door to it! It must be asked, why would we ever see formality as an obstacle?  At least two answers can be given, one ancient and the other rather...
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Nov 9

Catechesis Week #3

Last we explored the theme of the transcendence and immanence of God and concluded on three points.  We will now attempt to unpack the first of these points in more detail – that God must set the terms of our encounter with Him. It is not uncommon these days to hear someone claiming to be a “spiritual” person, but...
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Nov 2

Catechesis Week #2

In this installment of our Liturgy series, we will explore just one very deep and fascinating theological principle - the simultaneous transcendence and immanence of God - and then see how this is reflected in the Liturgy.  What does it mean to say that God is entirely transcendent?  By this one word we indicate that God is not a part...
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Catechesis on the Liturgy

Father Christian is diving into the Liturgy to help us grow in a deeper understanding of the Holy Mass. Read More