Catechism On Line

Church Liturgy and Seven Sacraments


Book, Chapter 11  (Faith First)
Book, Chapter 9 (Be My Disciples)

In this chapter we discuss the following topics: 
 

Sacred Liturgy

Liturgical Celebration

Liturgical Year

Liturgical Colours

The Seven Sacraments

Liturgy

Def:
Sacred Liturgy - The work of the Church. The work of the people of God worshiping Him, through which Christ continues the work of redemption through our snctification in, with, and through His Church.

Liturgy includes:

  • Bible readings
  • prayers inspired by the Bible
  • singing
  • sacred signs, gestures (the seven sacraments)
  • prayers by individuals (intentions)

Liturgical Celebration - Mass

  • Introductory rite
  • Liturgy of the Word
  • Liturgy of the Eucharist
  • Communion rite
  • Concluding rite

Liturgical Year

  • Advent
  • Christmas
  • Lent - Triduum (Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil)
  • Easter
  • Ordinary Time

Liturgical Colours

  • Advent - purple/violet
  • Christmas - white
  • Lent - purple/violet
  • Holy Thursday - white
  • Palm Sunday - red
  • Lord's Passion - red
  • Good Friday - red
  • Easter season - white
  • Pentecost - red
  • Ordinary time - green

The Seven Sacraments

    Sacraments of Christian Initiation

    • Baptism
    • Confirmation
    • the Eucharist

    Sacraments of Healing

    • Reconciliation/Penance
    • Anointing of the Sick (Extreme Unction)

    Sacraments of Service and Communion

    • Ordination of Priests
    • Matrimony




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