Constitution on the Liturgy- Chapter III

~~CHAPTER III

THE OTHER SACRAMENTS AND THE SACRAMENTALS

59. The purpose of the sacraments is to sanctify men, to build up the body of
Christ, and, finally, to give worship to God; because they are signs they also
instruct. They not only presuppose faith, but by words and objects they also
nourish, strengthe... Read More



Further Reflections on the Constitution on the Liturgy

~~CHAPTER II

THE MOST SACRED MYSTERY OF THE EUCHARIST

47. At the Last Supper, on the night when He was betrayed, our Saviour
instituted the eucharistic sacrifice of His Body and Blood. He did this in order
to perpetuate the sacrifice of the Cross throughout the centuries until He
should come again, and so to... Read More



Constitution Chapter I Section III

~~III. The Reform of the Sacred Liturgy

21. In order that the Christian people may more certainly derive an abundance of
graces from the sacred liturgy, holy Mother Church desires to undertake with
great care a general restoration of the liturgy itself. For the liturgy is made
up of immutable elements divinely institu... Read More



Constitution Reflections Continued

~~II. The Promotion of Liturgical Instruction and Active Participation

14. Mother Church earnestly desires that all the faithful should be led to that
fully conscious, and active participation in liturgical celebrations which is
demanded by the very nature of the liturgy. Such participation by the Christian
people as ... Read More



Reflections on the Constitution on the Liturgy

The following is the introduction and first section of Chapter I of the Constitution on the Liturgy from the Second Vatican Council.  I hope to periodically post sections from the Constitution with a few personal reflections.  The documents can be lengthy but they are rich with wonderful teachings that help to deepen our faith.  I h... Read More

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