The ecclesial community gathers to give praise and thanks to God through liturgical and sacramental celebrations. The unit will cover the role and meaning of liturgical celebrations. Students will then be introduced to the study of sacraments and sacramentality through an exploration of the notions of “sacrament,” ”ritual,” “symbol,” “presence” and “encounter.” The unit introduces the notions of Christ as primordial sacrament and the Church as sacrament of Christ in the world. It explores each of the seven sacraments and several sacramentals from anthropological, biblical, liturgical, historical and contemporary perspectives.
Unit Code: DL8610C
Unit Level: Postgraduate Foundational
Unit Discipline: Liturgy
Delivery Mode: Face to Face
Proposing College: Catholic Theological CollegeShow when this Unit is running
Identify the liturgical principles in each of the sacraments.
Explain the role of symbols and rituals in each of the sacraments in the process of human meaning making.
Clearly articulate the relationship between the liturgy of the word and the liturgy of the sacraments.
Demonstrate the anthropological and biblical foundations of the Catholic sacraments and the trajectory of their development through history.
Articulate the relationship between the celebration of the sacraments and the Christian call to live sacramentally.
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Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 4 Sep, 2018
Unit Record last updated: 2019-09-24 22:48:28 +1000