This is not catechesis. It is not exegesis. It is not Bible study. But it can be a kind of mystagogy, opening our hearts and lives to Christ’s presence in the Word.
Archive for category Scripture
All readers of this blog are grateful to Father Joncas for his series on re-reading of the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy [SC]. But do these same readers (especially the ‘lurkers’) think that his questions about §24 were answered? They are found in his initial entry, in his seventh comment, in his twenty-fourth comment, and in [...]
Readers may wish to address how and how well a “warm and living love for sacred Scripture” has marked Catholic life over the last fifty years. They may also wish to revisit earlier discussions challenging how scripture has been distributed for Roman Rite liturgical celebration.
Is the illumination of ritual texts relevant for Christian liturgy today?
It will be another thirty weeks before we get to our re-reading of Sacrosanctum Concilium 35. [UPDATED] But I am teaching an elective, “The RCIA: The Sacraments of Christian Initiation & the Catechumenal Model as Inspiration for Parish Life” and I need help remembering what happened to the implementation of CSL 35, §4; Bible services should be encouraged, [...]
This morning’s use of the Canticle of Wisdom as the reading for morning prayer in Give Us This Day (alas not used in the Lectionary) put me in mind of its significance as one of the default communion psalms and canticles.
As mentioned previously, I hope that some preachers will take up the challenge of preaching on Ephesians this coming summer. This means that they will need to study Ephesians 5:21–33 not only in itself but also in its liturgical context. Because of the liturgical context, some preachers might choose to avail themselves of the short [...]
In the summer of 1970 (July 26th to be exact, the 17th Sunday of the Year B according to the new calendar) my pastor breathed a sigh of relief when he came across Saint John’s version of the feeding of the 5000. The western church had been reading the Gospel of Mark for the first [...]
I raise the issue of allegory because of Vince Smiles’ excellent post “Historical Criticism: Essential for the Interpretation of Scripture.”
by Vincent M. Smiles