The Beauty of Our Liturgy
“What believing soul can doubt that at the hour of the Sacrifice, upon the word of the priest, heaven opens, and that choirs of angels assist at this mystery of Jesus Christ, that here the highest is combined with the lowest, the earthly united with the heavenly, the visible and the invisible become one?” ~ St. Gregory the Great
“Into the region of awe, in deepest solitude there is a road right out of the self, a commerce with…the naked Other, imageless…unknown, undefined, desired.” ~ C. S. Lewis
What is worship?
What is the mass?
How do we encounter God in our prayer?
September, 2017, Fr. Peter Kavanaugh, M.Div., exploredthese questions, among a host of others, concerning the history, beauty, and spirituality of the traditional western mass. He drew from the Old and New Testament, patristic fathers of East and West, contemporary experts in the liturgy, such as Alexander Schmemann and Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, as well as from lay theologians such as C. S. Lewis.
I. Where Heaven and Earth Meet
- Where Heaven and Earth Meet
- 9-28 Lecture by Fr. Kavanaugh
II. Finding God in Beauty and Mystery
- Finding God in Beauty and Mystery
- 10-5 Lecture by Fr. Kavanaugh
III. Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi
- Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi
- 10-12 Lecture by Fr. Kavanaugh
IV. The Mass of St. Gregory & St. Tikhon
#1: A Historical Overview
- Gregory and Tikhon
- 10-19 Lecture by Fr. Kavanaugh