Sacraments Rooted in History and Culture
Objectives <ul><li>Appreciate the importance of Tradition and how it connects us to God, society & our roots </li></ul><ul...
Roots <ul><li>Family Traditions (p.4) </li></ul><ul><li>Enumerate 5, choose 1 & describe what you have gotten out of it. <...
Importance of “Rootedness” <ul><li>Q :  </li></ul><ul><li>What makes a person a person? What makes a American, American? A...
Catholic Tradition <ul><li>Importance? </li></ul><ul><li>Long line of  T radition rooted in Scriptures </li></ul><ul><li>I...
Blessed Trinity Church Orlando, FL <ul><li>Therefore, in our liturgy and in our sacraments, we discover our  connection  w...
What is Religion? <ul><li>Philip St. Romain </li></ul><ul><li>Creed –  set of core beliefs re: the sacred, the good life <...
Early Informal Practices <ul><li>The Early Church </li></ul><ul><li>Baptized people and prayed over them to receive the Ho...
“ Borrowed” Signs & Rituals <ul><li>Meditterranean “color” </li></ul><ul><li>Water Baptism </li></ul><ul><li>Anointing wit...
read p. 7 green box  <ul><li>Acts 8:34-38 </li></ul><ul><li>Acts 10:44-48 </li></ul>Spontaneity
<ul><li>Answer Discussion P. 7 </li></ul><ul><li>Would you like the sacraments to be less formal today? </li></ul><ul><li>...
Review Questions  p.7 <ul><li>What is Liturgy? </li></ul><ul><li>-  From the Gk. Words meaning, “work of the  people” or “...
<ul><li>In a broad sense, what is a sacrament?  In the Christian sense? </li></ul><ul><li>-  Any sign or symbol of a sacre...
<ul><li>How did celebrations of the sacraments in the early Church differ from how they are celebrated today? </li></ul><u...
Sacraments & Mysteries <ul><li>First centuries, Christians referred to them by their proper names like: </li></ul><ul><li>...
Tertullian  160-225 A.D . <ul><li>How? </li></ul><ul><li>Concepts of: “Sacramentum” – pledge of faithfulness to God “Myste...
Communal Celebrations <ul><li>Sacramental celebrations took a more communal flavor. </li></ul><ul><li>Each local Church ha...
Edict of Milan
Communal Liturgies <ul><li>Constantine’s influence: </li></ul><ul><li>Christianity became the favored religion </li></ul><...
<ul><li>Q </li></ul><ul><li>Problems that came up:  </li></ul><ul><li>1. Exploitation of lack of people’s understanding. <...
The Catholic Rites <ul><li>Eastern Rite – traditions are very ancient & different from Roman rite; originated in Eastern E...
Catholic Tradition <ul><li>CCC, #s  1290-1292 </li></ul><ul><li>p. 11 </li></ul>
Uniform Rituals <ul><li>Came as a result of the Protestant Reform movement and reforms in the Church. </li></ul><ul><li>Co...
 
Vatican II: 1962-65 A.D. <ul><li>Dialogue with the World : John XXIII  “Aggiornamento” </li></ul><ul><li>Acceptance of sci...
CHAPTER 1  Vocabulary Review 1:3 what is handed on or passed down from one generation to the next the passing on of belief...
 
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  1. 1. Sacraments Rooted in History and Culture
  2. 2. Objectives <ul><li>Appreciate the importance of Tradition and how it connects us to God, society & our roots </li></ul><ul><li>Realize the development of the sacraments from informal to formal celebrations </li></ul><ul><li>Learn why Trent set guidelines for sacraments </li></ul><ul><li>Appreciate Vatican II’s efforts to go back to our roots </li></ul>
  3. 3. Roots <ul><li>Family Traditions (p.4) </li></ul><ul><li>Enumerate 5, choose 1 & describe what you have gotten out of it. </li></ul><ul><li>Are you passing it on or not? Why? </li></ul><ul><li>What does this exercise tell you? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Importance of “Rootedness” <ul><li>Q : </li></ul><ul><li>What makes a person a person? What makes a American, American? A Catholic, Catholic? </li></ul><ul><li>Common American life (growing up years, education, career, settling down, retiring…) </li></ul><ul><li>Migration </li></ul><ul><li>On a Deeper Sense: </li></ul><ul><li>-Know our background? </li></ul><ul><li>-Speak my ancestor’s language? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Catholic Tradition <ul><li>Importance? </li></ul><ul><li>Long line of T radition rooted in Scriptures </li></ul><ul><li>Includes: </li></ul><ul><li>1. Liturgical Life –worship </li></ul><ul><li>Gk. “work of people” or “service in the name of the people.” </li></ul><ul><li>2. Sacraments </li></ul><ul><li>CCC, # 1124 </li></ul><ul><li>p.5 </li></ul>
  6. 6. Blessed Trinity Church Orlando, FL <ul><li>Therefore, in our liturgy and in our sacraments, we discover our connection with God, with one another, and with our historical roots. </li></ul><ul><li>For Catholics, we go all the way back to Jesus & the Apostles in what we call today as T radition. </li></ul>
  7. 7. What is Religion? <ul><li>Philip St. Romain </li></ul><ul><li>Creed – set of core beliefs re: the sacred, the good life </li></ul><ul><li>Code – system of values /behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Cult – set of rituals that celebrates an event </li></ul>“ Religion is a living tradition of wisdom and worship.”
  8. 8. Early Informal Practices <ul><li>The Early Church </li></ul><ul><li>Baptized people and prayed over them to receive the Holy Spirit </li></ul><ul><li>Shared bread & wine </li></ul><ul><li>Elected leaders and gave instructions to pray for and anoint the sick. </li></ul><ul><li>Q </li></ul><ul><li>In what way(s) are our practices similar and different from theirs? </li></ul>
  9. 9. “ Borrowed” Signs & Rituals <ul><li>Meditterranean “color” </li></ul><ul><li>Water Baptism </li></ul><ul><li>Anointing with oil </li></ul><ul><li>Touching people while saying a prayer/blessing </li></ul><ul><li>Bread & Wine : common among people </li></ul>
  10. 10. read p. 7 green box <ul><li>Acts 8:34-38 </li></ul><ul><li>Acts 10:44-48 </li></ul>Spontaneity
  11. 11. <ul><li>Answer Discussion P. 7 </li></ul><ul><li>Would you like the sacraments to be less formal today? </li></ul><ul><li>What might happen if there were no rules regarding sacramental celebrations? </li></ul>
  12. 12. Review Questions p.7 <ul><li>What is Liturgy? </li></ul><ul><li>- From the Gk. Words meaning, “work of the people” or “service in the name of the people” praising and thanking God for the gifts and salvation given to us through Jesus’ death and resurrection. </li></ul><ul><li>- A formal act of religious worship, celebrating the Paschal Mystery . </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>In a broad sense, what is a sacrament? In the Christian sense? </li></ul><ul><li>- Any sign or symbol of a sacred reality. </li></ul><ul><li>It helps us discover our connection with God, one another and with our historical roots. They look different from culture to culture but their essence is the same . </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>How did celebrations of the sacraments in the early Church differ from how they are celebrated today? </li></ul><ul><li>- From informal to formal celebrations </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus gave no detailed instructions </li></ul><ul><li>Ritual elements were adapted from cultures in which Christians lived </li></ul><ul><li>First 2 centuries Christians had no formal names for their religious rites. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Sacraments & Mysteries <ul><li>First centuries, Christians referred to them by their proper names like: </li></ul><ul><li>The Lord’s Supper </li></ul><ul><li>Laying of Hands </li></ul><ul><li>Baptism </li></ul>
  16. 16. Tertullian 160-225 A.D . <ul><li>How? </li></ul><ul><li>Concepts of: “Sacramentum” – pledge of faithfulness to God “Mysterion” (Gk.) – something hidden </li></ul><ul><li>Later adapted in Latin – unseen realities. </li></ul><ul><li>Christian writer who tried to defend Christians from Roman accusations of non-belief. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Communal Celebrations <ul><li>Sacramental celebrations took a more communal flavor. </li></ul><ul><li>Each local Church has a distinctive way of celebrating the sacraments </li></ul><ul><li>Ex. Use of Oil, Laying of hands </li></ul><ul><li>Q </li></ul><ul><li>How is baptism done in your parish? </li></ul><ul><li>Yet, they remained faithful to the essence. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Edict of Milan
  19. 19. Communal Liturgies <ul><li>Constantine’s influence: </li></ul><ul><li>Christianity became the favored religion </li></ul><ul><li>Use of basilicas </li></ul><ul><li>Construction of new basilicas </li></ul><ul><li>Sacraments became more ceremonial </li></ul><ul><li>Q </li></ul><ul><li>What are the common elements in a ceremony? </li></ul><ul><li>Ans. Candles, incense, music, vestments, processions, etc. </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>Q </li></ul><ul><li>Problems that came up: </li></ul><ul><li>1. Exploitation of lack of people’s understanding. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Sacraments became “magical tricks” </li></ul><ul><li>3. Royal “spectacles” of the bishops </li></ul><ul><li>Q </li></ul><ul><li>What happened? What caused these? </li></ul><ul><li>What was needed? </li></ul>
  21. 21. The Catholic Rites <ul><li>Eastern Rite – traditions are very ancient & different from Roman rite; originated in Eastern Europe & Middle East </li></ul><ul><li>Orthodox Rite – very ancient traditions but they split with Catholics in the 11 th century. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Catholic Tradition <ul><li>CCC, #s 1290-1292 </li></ul><ul><li>p. 11 </li></ul>
  23. 23. Uniform Rituals <ul><li>Came as a result of the Protestant Reform movement and reforms in the Church. </li></ul><ul><li>Council of Trent (1543-1563) – accountability, revised canon law , missal & sacramentary . </li></ul>Paul III
  24. 25. Vatican II: 1962-65 A.D. <ul><li>Dialogue with the World : John XXIII “Aggiornamento” </li></ul><ul><li>Acceptance of science, Principle of Collegiality </li></ul><ul><li>Dialogue with religions, Vernacular liturgies </li></ul><ul><li>Gaudium Et Spes </li></ul><ul><li>Liberation Theology </li></ul>
  25. 26. CHAPTER 1 Vocabulary Review 1:3 what is handed on or passed down from one generation to the next the passing on of beliefs and customs from generation to generation; the living transmission of the gospel message in the Church a formal act of religious worship; a religious ceremony or ritual; a church service; the Church’s celebration of the Paschal mystery broadly, any sign or symbol of a sacred reality; a Christian ritual that celebrates or signifies a sacred mystery tradition (page 4) Tradition (page 5) liturgy (page 5) sacrament (page 5)

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