“Precious Pearl”: On Liturgical Development. A Case Study of the Order of Preachers Cover Image

„Drogocenna perła”, czyli o kształtowaniu się liturgii. Studium przypadku liturgii Zakonu Kaznodziejskiego
“Precious Pearl”: On Liturgical Development. A Case Study of the Order of Preachers

Author(s): Dominik Jurczak
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, Theology and Religion, Pastoral Theology
Published by: Towarzystwo Naukowe KUL & Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski Jana Pawła II
Keywords: history of the liturgy; development of the liturgy; liturgical reforms; Order of Preachers; Dominican rite

Summary/Abstract: Every liturgy grows. The liturgy of the Order of Preachers was no exception. In the 1200’s the friars faced a necessity to revise their customs, texts, and rituals. On the one hand this situation shows how diverse the 13th century Christianitas was, on the other hand however it proves the presence of a desire for unity within the newly formed Order, a struggle to have all the members of the then-worldwide community pray according to the same form. The process leading toward that “liturgical consensus” needed by the Preachers back in the 1200’s resembles the axioms of the liturgical renewal in the 20th century. The article focusing on the history of the Dominican liturgical development, highlights the mindset of the 13th century Friars Preachers facing changes in the area of prayer. In the context of debates surrounding the liturgy after Vatican II the author provides a historical perspective in order to show similarities between both processes of liturgical renewal.

  • Issue Year: 65/2018
  • Issue No: 8
  • Page Range: 39-55
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Polish