From Fr. John Balodvin, JS, heralded as one of the world’s leading liturgy scholars. Award-winning Boston College professor.
How did the first Christians celebrate their faith? Why have Catholicism's most cherished traditions evolved since then?
In 12 eye-opening lectures, you will take a riveting journey through the history of the Catholic faith's most vital celebration.
The Liturgy of the Eucharist has deep roots in tradition. But the Mass has also enjoyed a dynamic history over the centuries. As you will discover, its ongoing evolution reflects the ever-changing world and Christ's presence in it.
Like many inquisitive Catholics, you probably have questions about this powerful celebration. Now, you'll find enlightening answers in this series. Under the tutelage of Boston College's Father John Baldovin, one of America's leading liturgical scholars, you'll study how the first Christians celebrated the Mass, why it has changed over time, and which practices have remained constant.
Along the way, you will find a wealth of insights into wider Church history and the cultural developments that shaped current practices. This series is perfect for anyone - especially groups - interested in gaining a deeper understanding of theology and liturgical practices.
Each time we celebrate the Mass, we honor Christ's command to "do this in memory of me". Now is your chance to explore the history of the liturgy - the marvelous story of the Church’s obedience to that command.
This course is part of the Learn25 collection and includes a free PDF study guide.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
"With a keen grasp of liturgical history and a profound love for the Church, Fr. John Baldovin’s scholarly work and masterful teaching faithfully address some of the more contested ecclesial issues of our time and open up the iconic depths of worship in spirit and in truth for a contemporary age." (Fr. Paul A. Janowiak S.J., Associate Professor of Liturgical and Sacramental Theology, Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara)
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- Michael Bloom
Outstanding in every way!
Fr. Baldovin is one of the most erudite and engaging professors I've ever heard. In this series, he traces the history of the Eurcharist from its from the Last Supper through modern reforms. Whether you are interested in history, theology, or worship practice, you will find each lecture fascinating, insightful and inspiring. This course isn't just interesting, it will rev up your faith. Highly recommend it.