The aim of this unit is to lead the students to an understanding of the importance of the liturgy in the life of the Church and of every Christian. The unit will begin by exploring the historical development of the liturgy. This will be followed by a study of Sacrosanctum Concilium and on how this document was implemented in the life of the Church over the last 52 years. This will be done through the exploration of all the essential elements of the liturgy: the theology of liturgy; the liturgical year and the Easter Triduum; the role of ministers and of the assembly; the role and meaning of symbols; the liturgy of the Hours; the criteria for liturgical preparation; the role of music; the celebration of liturgy with children; liturgical gestures and movements; liturgical space and the language of the liturgy
Express a theological and liturgical understanding of the role of the Trinity in the liturgy.
Describe the different ministerial roles, both baptismal and priestly, in the liturgy and verbalise their liturgical and theological importance.
Show a solid grasp of the meaning and the use of symbols in the liturgy.
Prepare and lead the celebration of the Liturgy of the Hours.
Demonstrate a documented understanding of the use of music, gestures, movements, space and language in the liturgy.
Plan, prepare and evaluate liturgical celebrations.
1000 word essay
2000 word essay
1 hour exam
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Oct, 2017
Unit Record last updated: 2019-05-22 12:25:52 +1000