What is the liturgy and how to do we navigate the tide of opinions?  And if the liturgy is so important, why has it changed so much in the last fifty years? Isn’t this an anomaly in the history of the Church? What do the documents of Vatican II really teach about the liturgy and its development? 

In this first class, Fr. Schumer gives an introduction to the liturgy as public worship and an exercise as the priestly office of Christ. The liturgy allows us to use our senses to experience the sacred.  He references the Catechism, Mediator Dei, Sacrosanctum Concilium, and Vagaggini’s Theological Dimensions of the Liturgy.

View the syllabus and lecture outline here.