How the Study of History and Literature Directs Us To the Liturgy…Or At Least It Ought To

Posted March 28, 2017 6:18 pm by David Clayton

How the Study of History and Literature Directs Us To the Liturgy…Or At Least It Ought To

I recently heard a lecture as part of a series entitled The Bible and the Liturgy, given by Fr Sebastian Carnazzo, one of a series of in which he explains how the Bible is primarily a liturgical document. The study of Scripture in the classroom is valuable, of course, but as the lecture explains, primarily to the degree that it deepens our reception of the Word in a liturgical setting. Through the readings and chants of the words of Scripture in the Mass, Divine Liturgy and Divine Office, we are evangelized and catechized most powerfully. We are formed for supernatural transformation

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