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Paschalne ukierunkowanie homilii
The Paschal Direction of the Homilly

Author(s): Ks. Stanisław Dyk
Subject(s): Pastoral Theology
Published by: Towarzystwo Naukowe KUL & Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski Jana Pawła II
Keywords: mystery of Christ;Paschal Mystery;mysteries of Christ;liturgy;homily;liturgical year;

Summary/Abstract: The Homiletic Directory presents the correct dynamics for the contents of a homily by pointing to its three elements: explaining the sacred texts through the prism of the death and resurrection of Christ; making present the Paschal mystery in the liturgy; and extending this mystery into the life of the faithful. Such an approach to preaching a homily reveals the clear impact of liturgical theology, according to which the liturgy combines three elements: the misterium (the mystery of Christ), the actio (the liturgical celebration) and the vita (the Christian life). In this vision, the liturgy and the homily preached during mass are a celebration (an actualization) of the salvific mystery in order that it encompass the lives of Christians and at the same time it is a celebration of the life of Christians, placing them into the saving mystery. In this way, the homily, which is always at the service of the mystery of Christ, becomes a special meeting place for theology, the liturgy and Christian life. In this perspective, the basic task of the homilist is gradually uncovering and making present the whole mystery of Christ by continually referring to the Passover.

  • Issue Year: 62/2015
  • Issue No: 12
  • Page Range: 7-27
  • Page Count: 21
  • Language: Polish