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CELEBRATION OF THE YEAR OF FAITH IN MCBS

CELEBRATION OF THE YEAR OF FAITH AND RELIGIOUS RENEWAL PROGRAM IN M. C. B. S. ORGANIZED BY MCBS EUCHARISTIC APOSTOLATE MCBS GENERALATE ERUMATHALA P.O. ALUVA -683 112                                                                                     MCBS GENERALATE, ALUVA                                                                                                             01.11.2012 Dear Rev. Fathers, “The ‘door of faith’ (Acts14:27) is always open for us, ushering us […]

Church Documents on Priestly Formation

Church Documents on Priestly Formation Second Vatican Council Documents:  Decree on Priestly Training (Optatum totius) (1965)  Decree on the Ministry and Life of Priests (Presbyterorum ordinis) (1965) Papal Documents:  Pope Paul VI, Encyclical Letter on the Celibacy of Priests (Sacerdotalis coelibatus) (1967)  Pope John Paul II, Post-Synodal Apostolic […]

Ecclesiological Models: Vatican II and after

Ecclesiological Models: Vatican II and after   Dr George Karakunnel As a systematic reflection on the Church ecclesiology is comparatively a recent branch of theology. For the Fathers the Church was an experienced reality and it deeply entered into their Christian consciousness. Their works include many ecclesiological aspects. But […]

VATICAN II AND ECCLESIOLOGY

 VATICAN II AND ECCLESIOLOGY  Dr George Karakunnel              To understand the theology of the Church in Vatican II one needs to see both the background from which it has come and the various stages of its own development. Historical Background             In early centuries the Church was vividly […]

Is the Church necessary for salvation?

Is the Church necessary for salvation? Dr George Karakunnel                 “This holy Council first of all turns its attention to the Catholic faithful. Basing itself on scripture and tradition, it teaches that the Church, a pilgrim now on earth, is necessary for salvation: the one Christ is mediator […]

The Reception of the Conciliar Reform in the Liturgy of the Syro-Malabar Church

The Reception of the Conciliar Reform in the Liturgy of the Syro-Malabar Church   Fr Antony Nariculam Introduction   Among the 16 documents of Vatican II, the first one discussed and passed in the Council was the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy. Liturgy is said to be the […]

THE PRIEST AND THE LITURGY

THE PRIEST AND THE LITURGY              Antony Nariculam   Vatican II describes the ministerial priesthood as a participation in Jesus’ mission. “Priests are consecrated in the image of Christ, the eternal High Priest, to preach the Gospel, shepherd the faithful and celebrate the divine worship as true priests […]

The Liturgy of the Blessings in the Syro-Malabar Church

LRC Seminar 13 – 15 June 2006 The Liturgy of the Blessings in the Syro-Malabar Church   Fr.Antony Nariculam Before we deal with “Blessings”, we need to have some understanding about what is meant by ‘blessing’. Are ‘sacramentals’ and ‘blessings’ the same? What are ‘para-liturgical’ services? Can we […]

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