Sacred Mysteries: Sacramental Principles and Liturgical Practice

Sacred Mysteries: Sacramental Principles and Liturgical Practice

by Dennis C. Smolarski
     
 

'Sacred Mysteries' opens by reflecting on the continual process of reform in the church and on the foundational principles for all liturgical action. It then moves to a discussion of each of the sacraments, with particular reference to the way they are ritualized in the assembly. A final chapter addresses practices that can cloud the experience of mystery during… See more details below

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'Sacred Mysteries' opens by reflecting on the continual process of reform in the church and on the foundational principles for all liturgical action. It then moves to a discussion of each of the sacraments, with particular reference to the way they are ritualized in the assembly. A final chapter addresses practices that can cloud the experience of mystery during liturgical celebrations and thus inhibit rather than enhance the power of the rite.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780809135516
Publisher:
Paulist Press
Publication date:
05/28/1995
Pages:
217
Sales rank:
652,795
Product dimensions:
6.03(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Preface1
Ch. 1Liturgia Semper Reformanda7
Ch. 2From Principles to Practice12
Ch. 3The Foundational Mysteries in the Church's Worship17
Ch. 4The Great Mystery of Baptism33
Ch. 5The Great Mystery of Confirmation52
Ch. 6The Great Mystery of the Eucharist64
Ch. 7The Great Mystery of Penance85
Ch. 8The Great Mystery of Anointing96
Ch. 9The Great Mystery of Marriage105
Ch. 10The Great Mystery of Order126
Ch. 11The Mystery of Death and the Rites for the Dead138
Ch. 12The Mystery of Blessings156
Ch. 13Obfuscating the Mystery161
Postscript179
Notes180
References and Reading List201
Index209

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