Presentation on theme: "The Liturgical Year Learning Objective: To know why the Church has a Liturgical Year and why it is important."— Presentation transcript:
1 The Liturgical YearLearning Objective: To know why the Church has a Liturgical Year and why it is important.
2 What do I KNOW about the Liturgical YEAR? WHAT would I like to know about the Liturgical YEAR?
3 The Liturgical yearThe notion of time helps us celebrate life by marking and recalling the important dates and events in our lives.Ex: Birthdays, anniversaries , graduations, etc.
4 The Liturgical Year Time has an important place in our spiritual life: It helps us reconnect with God.There are two types of time:Chronos and Kairos
5 The Liturgical Year Chronos is the time we measure. Ex: hours, days, weeks, minutesKairos is the Lord’s time.It is God’s special time.Kairos reveals his will for our lives.
6 The Liturgical yearThe Liturgical year or Church calendar helps us celebrate the life, death and resurrection of Jesus.This is called the paschal mystery.
7 The Liturgical CycleThe Paschal mystery is celebrated through specific seasons.There are five specific seasons in the Church’s calendar:Advent, Christmas, Ordinary Time, Lent and Easter.
8 The Liturgical YearThe Liturgical year is a cycle of seasons repeating itself at the end of each cycle.The Church year or cycle begins with Advent and ends with ordinary time.
9 The Liturgical yearThe Church calendar or Church year begins with the Holy season of Advent.The Church year begins in late November or Early December.Four weeks prior to December 25.
10 The Liturgical YearThe word liturgical comes from the Greek word liturgy.Liturgy meant “Public Works”In Church language liturgy is the public worship given to God.I.E. Mass and sacraments.
11 Liturgical YearThrough the Liturgical Calendar Christians express their faith in Christ their saviour.Each season of the Liturgical year celebrates an important aspect of Christ’s life.
12 The Liturgical YearEach season in the Liturgical calendar has a particular theme.Each season has a particular liturgical color.Each season concentrates on different parts of the Bible.Each season has different religious practices, and symbols.
13 Colors of the Liturgical Year Advent Christmas Ordinary Lent EasterPurpleWhiteGreenPurpleWhiteSymbolsAdvent wreathNativityChi-RoAshesPaschal Candle
14 Themes Advent Ordinary Time Lent Easter The Birth Of Christ The Public ChristmasOrdinary TimeLentEasterAwaiting for the MessiahPreparing for ChristmasFinal JudgementThe BirthOf ChristThe IncarnationThe PublicMinistryRepentanceConversionPenanceNew LifeResurrectionWitnessing
15 The Liturgical Year Ways to Celebrate these seasons AdventChristmasOrdinary TimeLentEasterPrayerGood deedsPenanceReconciliationActs of KindnessPeacemakingDiscipleshipfollowing Jesus’ teaching in the routine of every day life.FastingAlmsgivingSharing our faith with others