This unit examines the liturgy as pivotal to the life of the baptised and as a celebration of faith that gives their lives gospel shape and calls them to mission. It explores a theological and pastoral understanding of the rites and examines their symbolic actions, languages, patterns and corporate nature through the lens of the church’s liturgical praxis. A core component of the unit will be ‘doing’ and reflecting on short rituals from the liturgy of the church, normally elements of the rites of Lent, the Triduum and Easter.

Unit Code: DL1430Y

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 1

Unit Discipline: Liturgy

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Yarra Theological Union

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Learning Outcomes


Identify the components of the principle rites of the Christian liturgy


Explain the core principles governing liturgical celebration


Discuss a basic theology of Christian liturgy deriving from the Paschal Mystery


Articulate an understanding of Christian liturgy as a dynamic complex of word – sung and spoken – symbol and rite


Discuss the relationship between liturgy and mission


Lectures, reading, seminars, doing rituals


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

Summary of four key articles – 1000 words

1000 20.0
Seminar or Tutorial

Seminar paper – 1000 words

1000 20.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Oct, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-05-22 13:45:28 +1000