This unit will provide an overview of the sacraments of Eucharist and Anointing of the Sick, from historical, liturgical, and theological perspectives. Firstly, we will investigate the development of the Eucharistic tradition and will treat key elements of Catholic Eucharistic theology. Topics to be considered include the Eucharist in relation to the mystery of Christ and the Church; the Eucharist in the Scriptures; and the development of the theology of the Eucharist in terms of thanksgiving, memorial, sacrifice, presence, covenant, and communion. Secondly, we will outline the major historical developments in the practices and theological approaches of the sacrament of Anointing. In both cases, the sacraments are understood as means by which believers are offered and enact a deepening participation in the paschal mystery of Christ.

Unit Code: DL9121C

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Liturgy

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Catholic Theological College

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Learning Outcomes


Utilise accurately and define the terminologies and concepts specific to the theology of the Eucharist and Anointing


Identify, articulate and explain the significance of the foundational biblical texts used by the tradition regarding Eucharist and Anointing.


Demonstrate in written form a logical and critical understanding of the central issues in the historical development of the theology of the Eucharist and Anointing.


Articulate and discuss a theologically informed account of the meaning and practice of the sacraments of Eucharist and Anointing in the life of the Church


Develop a consistent and systematic theological argument in relation to the current practice of the sacraments of Eucharist and Anointing with pastoral implications and applications

Unit sequence



Learning consists of lectures/instructions with visual Powerpoint presentation, occasional group discussions and seminars.


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

OPTION A 7,000-word essay on Eucharist or Anointing

OR Option B

7000 100.0
Tutorial Paper

OPTION B 1,500-word tutorial paper on Anointing 20% Week 4 1,500-word tutorial paper on Eucharist 20% Week 7 4000-word essay on the Eucharist 60% Week 12

OR Option A

7000 100.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 4 Sep, 2018

Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-07 14:46:16 +1100