The Liturgical Year


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The Liturgical Year

  1. 1. The Liturgical Year Mr. Cuadra’s Religion Class
  2. 2. The Liturgical year <ul><li>The notion of time helps us celebrate life by marking and recalling the important dates and events in our lives. </li></ul><ul><li>Ex: Birthdays, anniversaries , graduations, etc. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Liturgical Year <ul><li>Time has an important place in our spiritual life: </li></ul><ul><li>It helps us reconnect with God. </li></ul><ul><li>There are two types of time: </li></ul><ul><li>Chronos and Kairos </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Liturgical Year <ul><li>Chronos is the time we measure. </li></ul><ul><li>Ex: hours, days, weeks, minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Kairos is the Lord’s time. </li></ul><ul><li>It is God’s special time. </li></ul><ul><li>Kairos reveals his will for our lives. </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Liturgical year <ul><li>The Liturgical year or Church calendar helps us celebrate the life, death and resurrection of Jesus . </li></ul><ul><li>This is called the paschal mystery. </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Liturgical Cycle <ul><li>The Paschal mystery is celebrated through specific seasons . </li></ul><ul><li>There are five specific seasons in the Church’s calendar: </li></ul><ul><li>Advent, Christmas, Ordinary Time, Lent and Easter. </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Liturgical Year <ul><li>The Liturgical year is a cycle of seasons repeating itself at the end of each cycle. </li></ul><ul><li>The Church year or cycle begins with Advent and ends with ordinary time . </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Liturgical year <ul><li>The Church calendar or Church year begins with the Holy season of Advent . </li></ul><ul><li>The Church year begins in late November or Early December. </li></ul><ul><li>Four weeks prior to December 25. </li></ul>
  9. 9. The Liturgical Year <ul><li>The word liturgical comes from the Greek word liturgy. </li></ul><ul><li>Liturgy meant “Public Works” </li></ul><ul><li>In Church language liturgy is the public worship given to God . </li></ul><ul><li>I.E. Mass and sacraments. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Liturgical Year <ul><li>Through the Liturgical Calendar Christians express their faith in Christ their savior . </li></ul><ul><li>Each season of the Liturgical year celebrates an important aspect of Christ’s life. </li></ul>
  11. 11. The Liturgical Year <ul><li>Each season in the Liturgical calendar has a particular theme . </li></ul><ul><li>Each season has a particular liturgical color . </li></ul><ul><li>Each season concentrates on different parts of the B ible . </li></ul><ul><li>Each season has different religious practices, and symbols . </li></ul>
  12. 12. Colors of the Liturgical Year <ul><li>Advent Christmas Ordinary Lent Easter </li></ul>Purple White Green Purple White Symbols Advent wreath Nativity Chi-Ro Ashes Paschal Candle
  13. 13. Themes New Life Resurrection Witnessing Repentance Conversion Penance The Public Ministry Of Christ The Birth Of Christ The Incarnation Awaiting for the Messiah Preparing for Christmas Final Judgement Easter Lent Ordinary Time Christmas Advent
  14. 14. The Liturgical Year Ways to Celebrate these seasons Sharing our faith with others Prayer Fasting Almsgiving Discipleship following Jesus’ teaching in the routine of every day life. Reconciliation Acts of Kindness Peacemaking Prayer Good deeds Penance Easter Lent Ordinary Time Christmas Advent
  15. 15. The End