Encountering Christ in the Eucharist: The Paschal Mystery in People, Word, and Sacrament

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780809147687
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication date: 7/2/2012
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 1,058,770
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction: Participating in the Mystery of Christ's Sacramental Presence 1

Mystery: Revelation of God's Saving Love for Humanity 1

Celebrating the Liturgy: Participation in Christ's Paschal Mystery 3

Renewing Liturgical Tradition: Life for the Church, Life for the World 5

Encountering Christ in the Eucharistic Celebration 8

Chapter 1 Hidden Presence: The Mystery of the Assembly as Body of Christ 13

The Assembly of the Baptized 13

Sacramental Character: Sealed in the Spirit for Lives of Worship 18

Church: People Assembled to Share in the Divine-Human Covenant 23

A "Certain Violence" in Assembling: Liturgy as Interruption 31

A Humbling Presence through Participation 35

Chapter 2 Holy Scripture: Revelation of the Mystery in Our Time 37

Worship Infused with the Word 37

A Tale of Trouble Turned Teachable Moment 38

Christ Comes: The Word of God 45

Hearing and Responding to the Word over Time 51

Appropriating Christ's Word: The Power of Paschal Imagination 59

Chapter 3 Eucharistic Communion: Christ's Abiding Presence 66

Sharing from the One Table: Word and Eucharist 66

What Sacrifice to Offer? 69

God's Glory in Jesus: Mutual Presence in a Fierce, Abiding Love 74

Sacramental Rite: Christ's Presence in Remembrance 82

Eucharistic Prayer: Transformative Power in Word and Spirit 89

Chapter 4 Leadership for Christ's Body: Liturgy and Ministry 95

Christ's Body: A Priestly and Prophetic People 95

Priestly Ministry: Lessons from History 98

Liturgical Presidency: Sacrament within a Sacrament 102

Liturgical Ministries: Shaping the Liturgy's Space 105

Conclusion 111

Notes 115

Index 131

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