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TITLE The Language of the Liturgy

LEVEL 04 - Years 4, 5 in Modular UG or PG Cert Course


DEPARTMENT Pastoral Theology, Liturgy and Canon Law

DESCRIPTION The aim is to explain the symbolic nature of the language of the liturgy especially the language in and through which 'ritual' and 'prayer' aspects of the sacraments and sacramentals are expressed. The evolution of the way in which the Church has celebrated the sacraments of initiation (Baptism and Confirmation) the Eucharist, the sacraments of heeling of (reconciliation and anointing of the sick), holy orders and marriage will be traced as a background to understand the current reform the liturgy of the sacraments.

Reading List:- CHUPUNGCO A. J., Handbook for Liturgical Studies, III/ The Eucharist, Collegeville/MN 2000.
- CHUPUNGCO A. J., Handbook for Liturgical Studies, IV/ Sacraments and Sacramentals, Collegeville/MN 2000.
- MARTIMORT A. G., The Church at Prayer, II/The Eucharist, Collegeville/MN 1986
- MARTIMORT A. G., The Church at Prayer, III/The Sacraments, Collegeville/MN 1986.
Texts of the Fathers of the Church.


Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Examination (2 Hours) Yes 100%

LECTURER/S Jesmond Manicaro

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