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  • The Liturgical Year [Catholic Caucus]

    11/27/2010 1:44:05 PM PST · by Salvation · 6 replies
    Fisheaters.com ^ | not given | FishEaters.com, Various
    The Liturgical Year   Unlike pagan religions which see time as an endless cycle, Christians see time as being linear; it has a beginning and will have an end. Within Christianity's linear, "big picture" sense of time, though, the passing of hours is experienced as cycles of meditations on holy things. Think of a spiral -- of a circle of time moving ever forward toward His Coming -- and you will have a sense of "Catholic time." The Catholic year (the "liturgical year") is made special by cycles of celebrations commemorating the lives of Jesus and His mother, the angels, and...
  • Reclaiming the Mystery of Advent, Part One: The Meaning of Advent

    11/29/2007 4:51:53 PM PST · by Salvation · 8 replies · 460+ views
    CatholicExchange.com ^ | November 29, 2007 | Br. John Chrysostom Kozlowski, O.P.
    Br. John Chrysostom Kozlowski, O.P.  Other Articles by Br. John Chrysostom Kozlowski, O.P.Printer Friendly Version   Reclaiming the Mystery of Advent, Part One: The Meaning of Advent November 29, 2007Once again Advent is upon us.  Our churches will be draped in purple; our priests will wear violet vestments; the Advent wreath will be blessed and lit; "O come, O come Emmanuel" will be sung as we begin the time of preparation for our Lord's coming.Once again Advent is upon us.  Our lives will be swept up in a whirlwind of chaos; we will have to find that perfect present;...