A-Z of the Mass: Conclusion

A-Z of the Mass

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For theologians such as Pope Benedict XVI the mystery of the Eucharist is intimately bound up with the mystery of

In the Book of Revelation, the last letter of the Greek alphabet, Omega, is symbolic of the end of the

Just as the world has the natural cycle of the seasons throughout the year, so the Church also celebrates with

Following the Prayer after Communion and the blessing, we come to the dismissal, which is given by the deacon or,

In understanding the Eucharist, it is important to appreciate the difference between signs and symbols. When we see a road

Clothing is important. It covers our nakedness, keeps us warm and protects us from the elements. But clothing also indicates

'Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it' (1 Cor 12:27). On the road to Damascus

In its decree on the Eucharist, the Council of Trent says that the change (conversio) of the bread and wine

One frequent caricature painted by those hostile to the Church is to suggest that the whole 'operation' is a money-making

“It’s not in the rubrics!” If you like to get a warm discussion underway in a religious house this is

What on earth, you may well be asking, does Qurbana mean? Admittedly, the letter Q did present something of a

Prayer is the raising of one's heart and mind to God, and whilst this doesn't have to be restricted to

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