To provide a basic knowledge of liturgy in relationship to the History of salvation and according to the Reform introduced by Vatican II. This knowledge should help the student to deepen a liturgical spirituality and to properly animate liturgical celebrations for his own religious community and for parishes.
1. Liturgy as an action of the Holy Trinity in the history of salvation. 2. Liturgical action: – Who celebrates: different celebrants. – How to celebrate: signs and symbols, words and actions, music and singing. – When to celebrate: liturgical year and liturgy of hours. – Where to celebrate? Church, altar, tabernacle, pulpit... 3. Liturgical diversity and unity of mystery. Genesis and development of different liturgies in East and West. Learning Outcomes: At the end of the lessons the students will be able to: Explain the role of liturgy in the context of Salvation History and the reforms of Vatican II. Acquire familiarity with the skills required to animate liturgical celebrations. Explain the meanings of signs and symbols used in Catholic Liturgy. Distinguish the different liturgies in the East and West.
Textbook that should be used in class: CATHOLIC CHURCH, Catechism of the Catholic Church (2nd ed. Vatican, LEV 2011) No 1066-1209; Students can bring with them only the liturgical part found in: http://www.vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/archive/catechism/p2.htm. CONSIGLIO DELL’ASSOCIAZIONE PROFESSORI E CULTORI DI LITURGIA (a cura),Celebrare in Spirito e verità (Roma, Liturgiche 1992) GUZIE T., The Book of Sacramental Basics (New York-Ramsey, Paulist Press 1981); AUGÉ M., Liturgia. Storia celebrazione teologia spiritualità (Cinisello Balsamo, San Paolo 1992); RATZINGER J., The Spirit of the Liturgy (San Francisco, Ignatius Press 2000).