By Jean Danielou
Over the last forty years, there was a revival in the Catholic Church spotting the biblical roots of the liturgy. Figures akin to Scott Hahn have led the way in which for Catholics - and non-Catholics - to appreciate the deep Scriptural foundation for a few of the liturgies in the Church, specially the Mass. Fr. Jean Danielou was once the forerunner of this revival, and this publication, "The Bible and the Liturgy" is likely one of the foundational stones of this edifice.
Fr. Danielou, who was once made a Cardinal through Pope Paul VI in 1969, was once a big determine within the "resourcement" circulation within the Catholic Church resulting in Vatican II. This stream wanted to "return to the assets" for figuring out all elements of Catholic theology together with the liturgy; the assets they wanted to come to have been essentially the writings of Scripture and the Church Fathers. This booklet, initially written in 1956, is a most appropriate fruit of this stream, as Fr. Danielou explores the biblical roots of the liturgy as understood by way of the Church Fathers. The publication basically specializes in the 3 sacraments of initiation: baptism, affirmation, and the Eucharist, and follows the advance of the rites of those 3 sacraments, from their biblical roots to their perform within the first 5 centuries of Christianity. yet the place this booklet quite shines is in its research of the Sabbath and its successor, the Lord's Day. Fr. Danielou explores many of the pictures the Fathers used to give an explanation for the move of the day of worship from Saturday to Sunday, the "Eighth Day." this can be theology that's usually forgotten this present day, however it has a really functional software in assisting Christians this day to put aside an afternoon for the worship of the Lord.
This is a ebook that may be learn many times to a lot revenue. The collage of Notre Dame Press is to be recommended for republishing this vintage of liturgical theology.
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And it was to teach Christians that, even before they wrap them in swaddling clothes, they should mark their children with the seal (sphragis) by Baptism in the circumcision of Christ, as St. Paul says: In Him you were circumcised with a ____________________ 22 See also Col. " -65circumcision not made by the hand of man, buried with Him in baptism, as in the circumcision of Christ ( Col. 2:11-12)" ( Ho. Ps. VI. P. , XL, 445 A). 23 As we see here, the comparison between circumcision and the sphragis is an aspect of the more general theme of circumcision as a figure of Baptism.
Gregory of Nyssa shows the baptized as wearing "the tunic of the Lord, shining like the sun, which clothed Him with purity and incorruptibility when He went up on the Mount of the Transfiguration" ( XLIV, 1005 C. See also XLIV, 764 D). Another series of texts find in the white robes the restoration of the original integrity in which the first Adam was created. Here the symbolism of the clothing with white garments is again related to the symbolism of paradise which we have met already in connection with the taking off of the old garments, symbol of the garments of skin in which man was clothed after the Fall, the white robes being the symbol of the recovery of the vestment of light which was man's before the Fall.
Bible and the Liturgy by Jean Danielou