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TITLE Liturgy and Time

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


DEPARTMENT Pastoral Theology, Liturgy and Canon Law

DESCRIPTION This study-unit consists of two-parts: The first part deals with the liturgical year: its development and the theological significance of Sunday, Weekdays, Easter, Holy Week, Pentecost, Lent, Christmas and Epiphany, Advent, the Time during the year, the cult of the Saints.
The second part deals with the liturgy of the hours: its' evolution from Jewish tradition through apostolic times to its present from.

Reading List:- CRICHTON J.D., Christian Celebration: The Prayer of the Church, London 1977.
- MARTIMORT A. G.; The Church at Prayer, IV/Liturgy and Time, Collegeville/MN 1987.
- TAFT R., The Liturgy of the Hours in East and West, Collegeville/MN 1985.


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

LECTURER/S Jesmond Manicaro

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