The students will be led to a deeper awareness and experience of the Mystery of Christ as it unfolds through the liturgical seasons and the celebration of the liturgy of the Hours with the help of Liturgical Music.
The Meaning, Origin and Significance of the Liturgical Year; The Celebration of the Paschal Mystery as the Heart of the Liturgical Year; Christ as acting in History, Time and Space; The Past, Present and Future Dimensions of the Paschal Mystery; The Universal Liturgical Year and other Liturgical Calendars; The Structure of Liturgical Year: Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter and Ordinary Time; The Centrality of the Easter Celebration in the Liturgical Year; The Liturgy of the Hours: Theology of the Liturgy of the Hours, Forms of the Liturgy of the Hours, The Structure of the Liturgy of the Hours, Various Liturgical Gestures. Rhythms and times of prayer in the Scriptures. Christ as the model of prayer. Reform of the Vat II. Spirituality of the Liturgy of the Hours. Liturgical Music: anthropological foundation, brief history, evaluation of musical forms and styles, principles and criteria governing music ministries according to current liturgical books, the Magisterium, and recent liturgical musicology. Specific Goals: 1. To cover all the components of a basic undergraduate course of theology in the Catholic tradition. 2. To help the student to understand and develop a deep awareness of God’s saving events accomplished in Christ and now effective in the Church as they unfold through the liturgical seasons and the Celebration of the Liturgy of the Hours. 3. To equip the student with the necessary tools needed in living and celebrating liturgy as an essential area of Church’s life. 4. To enable students to celebrate the liturgical year and the liturgy of the hours with the help of liturgical music. Learning Outcomes: After completion of this course, the student will be able to: Comprehend the theological and spiritual substance of the liturgical year against the background of its historical development. Acquire knowledge and understanding of the Liturgical Year and how the Paschal Mystery is made present in different seasons within the Liturgical Year. Understand how the Celebration of the Paschal Mystery is related to Cosmic Time and Space, hence the liturgy of the hours. Learn to appreciate the celebration of Liturgy and Sacraments within designated time and seasons as central to Church’s life and Mission. To enjoy the liturgical year and the liturgy of the hours with the aid of liturgical music. Teaching Methods: Most class periods will be in a magisterial Lecture format with suggested reading assignments. Attendance at all class sessions and active participation in the class are normally expected. The Lecturer will give notes to the students, some weeks before exams. However, note taking, personal reading and research is very much encouraged and indeed recommended. Methods of Evaluation: This will take the form of a CAT/and or book review (summary) for the Mid-Term Assessment and a Final Exam. The CAT will take 10 of the final Marks and the Final Exam 20. The total marks are 30.
Textbooks: ADAM A., The Liturgical Year. Its history and meaning after the reform of the liturgy (New York, Pueblo CO, 1981); CHUPUNGCO A.E. (ed.), Handbook for Liturgical studies, Vol. V: Liturgical Time and Space (Collegeville, Pueblo, CO, 2000); VATICAN COUNCIL II, Sacrosanctum Concilium on Liturgy (1975). ADAM A., Foundations of Liturgy: An Introduction to Its History and Practice (Collegeville, The Liturgical Press 1992); BRANDSHAW P., The Search for the Origin of Christian Worship (Oxford University Press 1992); CULLMANN O., Christ and Time: The Primitive Christian Understanding of Time and History (Westminster Press, 1950); DEISS L., Springtime of Liturgy (Collegeville, Liturgical Press 1967); DEISS L., Visions of Liturgy and Music for a New Century (Engl. tran.) (Collegeville-MN, 1996); DSCHESNEAU C.-VEUTHEY M., Music and Liturgy (Washington D.C., 1992); GELINEAU J., Liturgical Assembly: Liturgical Song (Portland-OR, 2002); GORDON D., The Westminster Dictionary of Worship (Westminster, 1972); HAROMN K., The Ministry of Music; Singing the Paschal Mystery (Collegeville-MN, Liturgical Press 2003); MARTIMORT A.G. (ed.), The Church at Prayer, vol. IV: The Liturgy and Time (Collegeville-MN, 1987); NEIL A., The Liturgical Meaning of Advent, Christmas, Epiphany: Waiting for the Coming (The Pastoral Press, 1993); SACRED CONGREGATION OF DIVINE WORSHIP, General Instruction of the Liturgy of the Hours (Feb. 2, 1971); SACRED CONGREGATION OF DIVINE WORSHIP, General Norms for the Liturgical Year and the Calendar (Feb. 14, 1969); VATICAN COUNCIL II, Const. Musicam Sacram: Instruction on Music in the Liturgy (march 5, 1967); VATICAN COUNCIL II, Const. Sacrosanctum Concilium (especially chapters 4,5 and 6); GIRM - General Instruction of the Roman Missal (New English translation) (2010); LMT - Liturgical Music Today (1982); MCW - Music in Catholic Worship, 1972 (1983).