Login Register

All times are UTC - 5 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic Page 1 of 1   [ 8 posts ]   
Author Message
 Post subject: Liturgical Time
PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2006 6:02 pm 
Offline
Jedi Master
Jedi Master
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 02, 2003 11:25 pm
Posts: 1201
Location: Wisconsin
Greetings,

One of the elements of creation that we do not think about often is time. We measure it: everyone has watches, and clocks and calendars. Just think of all the blinking lights every time the electricity goes out.

We organize our time by our Jobs, by our School calendar(summer vacation), by our children's events, by sports calendars(I cannot schedule anything during a packer game), and many other things.

We, as catholics should be living our lives according to liturgical time. Living Liturgically(Our life is liturgy and the world in our church: in a broad sense). What do I mean by this:

DAY: We should see our day liturgically in view of God. We should pray in the morning(adoration, praise, offering of self). We should pray in the evening(examination of conscious, contrition, thanksgiving, etc). There should be a time of meditation(mental prayer). These could be short or they could have be liturgy of the hours, depending on where you are in your spiritual life.

WEEK: Every friday we remember the cross with abstinance or even fast. Every Sunday we celebrate the resurrection and should really celebrate in some way. So we live our week in the view of the paschal mystery. We could think of other elements on salvation, such as creation of tuesday, the fall on wednes day, Incarnation and Christ's ministry on Thurs. We can change the time of the week into an imprint of God's divine Plan. The day of the week will then influence our morning/evening prayer and meditation.

YEAR: This is the liturgical year. Advent/Christmas, Lent/Tiduum/Easter, Ordinary time. Each season has different themes and ideas. Each season plumbs different aspects of God's divine plan. We relate to God differently in each season. The Liturgical season will then effect the way we celebrate the time of the week, and our prayers of the day.

MARY/SAINTS: All time is punctuated by feast days for Mary and the saints. Yes, we honor them and call for their intercession. However, through liturgical time GREAT examples are held up. These are people transformed by the grace of God. The grace of our prayer and worship will transform us as well.

As we enter Liturgical time ourselves, with our families, and with our communities, at mass, and prayer, we are changed. Our lives are patterned on the Paschal Mystery of Jesus Christ and the patterns of God are internalized.

The way we live our Christian lives should revolve around Liturgical TIME. NOT the school year, not the football season, but the time of God.

peace

_________________
Instaurare omnia in Christo!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2006 6:22 pm 
Offline
Head Administrator
Head Administrator
User avatar

Joined: Sun Aug 18, 2002 9:24 am
Posts: 73289
Location: Music City
Religion: Catholic
Great post, TP. :clap: I have always felt that Catholicism should be a way of life and that's what I've tried to instill in my Catholic children.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2006 6:40 pm 
Offline
Newbie
Newbie

Joined: Sun Sep 17, 2006 12:15 pm
Posts: 95
TP, I :heart: LOVE :heart: the Catholic calendar and the celebration of saints days; why are some of the days no longer celebrated? I'm specifically thinking of the Feast of St Peter's Chains, and days on the calendar that are "blank" but used to have a feast/memorial celebrated on them. I know it's probably overkill to have some saint remembered on each and every day--which is the way that I would do it--but it's SOOOOOOO comforting to have before me, every day, the example of someone who responded & whose special prayers I can request. Is it strategic in some sense to not have (at least) a memorial on every day?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2006 10:25 pm 
Offline
Jedi Master
Jedi Master
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 02, 2003 11:25 pm
Posts: 1201
Location: Wisconsin
Greetings,

Those days are still celebrated, but they are no longer on the 'Universal' calendar. If you can find the feast day and put it in your personal calendar, you can still celebrate it. They just cleared up the Universal calendar because it was getting a bit crowded.

peace

_________________
Instaurare omnia in Christo!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 3:22 am 
Offline
Sons of Thunder
Sons of Thunder
User avatar

Joined: Sun May 15, 2005 7:31 pm
Posts: 3066
Location: The greatest country in the world
Religion: Roman Catholic
Church Affiliations: SSVdP
It is almost impossible to celebrate Advent properly in Australia as december is:

a. the end of the school year
b. end of the working year

And therefore parties & an 'end of year' mentality

Beginning of summer relaxation.

No-one understands Advent as a time of penance and beginning of the liturgical year.

_________________
lex orandi, lex credendi, lex vivendi


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2006 6:03 pm 
Offline
Citizen
Citizen
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 28, 2006 8:07 pm
Posts: 337
I have the same problem with Fridays. It's the end of a school-week, and therefor hard to penitentialise.

_________________
Introibo ad altare Dei.

It's better in Latin.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2006 9:05 pm 
Offline
Jedi Master
Jedi Master
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 02, 2003 11:25 pm
Posts: 1201
Location: Wisconsin
Greetings,

Yes, Friday is often a going out and celebrate night because of the weekend. That is because our time is geared secular rather than religious time.

peace

_________________
Instaurare omnia in Christo!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2006 9:41 pm 
Offline
Handmaids of the Lord
Handmaids of the Lord
User avatar

Joined: Thu Apr 20, 2006 10:34 pm
Posts: 11229
Location: With my beloved.
Religion: Catholic
TP,

Thanks for this post. I will do my best to accept your call to action and reorganize my life a bit.

Dani

_________________
During His trials Our Lord would not respond to the chief priests (Mt 14:61), or Herod (Lk 23:9) or Pilate (Jn 19:9). Words had failed. All that could penetrate those hardened hearts was the witness of divine love, the offering of His life to the Father. So also for us — when words fail the greatest way to “win” an argument is by acts of love. - Fr. Paul Scalia

There is no law about nougatine. - Chef Stephane Glacier


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic Page 1 of 1   [ 8 posts ]   


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


Jump to:  
cron