Part Two: The Celebration of the Christian Mysteries › Section One of Part Two: The Sacramental Economy ›› CHAPTER 1: The Paschal Mystery in the Age of the Church ››› Article 1: Liturgy - Work of the Holy Trinity
› IN BRIEF
Questions and Answers
1. source of the Liturgy, because He is the origin of all liturgical blessings
2. goal of the Liturgy, because all liturgical blessings are directed toward Him.
1. by blessing the Father for His gift
2. by presenting to the Father the offering of His own gifts.
The sacraments are efficacious signs of grace, instituted by Christ, by which divine life is dispensed to us (CCC 1131).
1. above all in the Eucharistic species
2. in the person of His minister
3. in the Word proclaimed
4. in the Church gathered together in His name.
1. teacher of the faithful
2. artisan of the sacraments.
1. preparing the faithful for the encounter with Christ
2. making Christ manifest to the faithful
3. making Christ’s mystery present here and now
4. uniting the faithful to Christ.
Sacramental dispensation or sacramental economy is the communication of the fruits of Christ’s death and Resurrection through the sacraments.
1. the history of the people of Israel
2. the Old Covenant.
1. the fulfilled sacrifice
2. reading of the Old Testament
3. praying the Psalms
4. recalling Old Testament events and realities.
It is called “typological”, because it reveals Christ on the basis of the “figures” (types) which announce Him in the OT.
2. conversion of heart and
3. adherence to the Father’s will.
The Pascal Mysteries are the death and Resurrection of Christ.
Epíclesis is Greek and means literally “invocation upon”.
Anamnesis is the liturgical remembrance of the salvific works of God. Epíclesis is the invocation of the Holy Spirit.
1. the Holy Spirit, who is the Spirit of communion, abides indefectibly in the Church
2. the Church gathers God’s scattered children together.
The Church is called a ‘sacrament’ in an analogical sense.
1. communion with the Holy Trinity
2. fraternal communion among the faithful.