Includes: Introduction, The Liturgical Environment," *A Journey Through Space, - *Things Used for Liturgy, - *Aesthetics of Sacred Space, - *A Spirituality for Ministers of the Liturgical Environment, - *Responsibilities of Ministers of the Liturgical Environment, - *Enhancing the Environment for Liturgical Seasons and Occasions, - and Concluding Thoughts.
Joyce Ann Zimmerman, CPPS, PhD, STD is the founding director of the Institute for Liturgical Ministry in Dayton, Ohio, the founding editor and columnist for Liturgical Ministry, and co-editor of Living Liturgy. She is an adjunct professor of liturgy; a liturgical consultant; and frequent facilitator of workshops and days of recollection on liturgy, spirituality, and other related topics. She is the author of numerous books and articles on liturgy and spirituality, including Pray without Ceasing: Prayer for Morning and Evening and Liturgy and Hermeneutics, published by Liturgical Press."
' She addresses concrete and practical pastoral applications of the relationship between music and liturgy. She focuses on how the liturgical singing of the assembly creates the collective consciousness of church as the Body of Christ.
' Music, then, is much more than just a component of liturgy; it is, in Harmon's view, absolutely constitutive both of liturgy's deepest essence and its fullest realization.
Professional music scholars, graduate students, music directors, and anyone else seeking a sophisticated analysis of liturgical music will find this volume a rich sourcebook of new ideas.
Kathleen Harmon, SNDdeN, is the music director for programs of the Institute for Liturgical Ministry in Dayton, Ohio and contributor to Living Liturgy: Spirituality, Celebration, and Catechesis for Sundays and Solemnities, an annual resource published by Liturgical Press. She is also a columnist for Liturgical Ministry and serves as director of music for St. Paul Parish in Englewood, Ohio.
Zimmerman discusses such subjects as the common elements of worship that transcend denominational boundaries, what Scripture tells us about participating in worship, and how authentic worship expresses itself in daily living. Each section concludes with thoughtful prompts that will encourage readers to reflect on and apply what Zimmerman discusses. Throughout the book she encourages readers not only to better understand worship but to better understand -- and rejoice in -- the One we worship.
Living Liturgy for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion begins with the first Sunday of Advent 2008 and includes the following:
- Page for inscription of minister's name and church
- A separate insert card with the rite for Administration of Communion to the Sick by a Special Minister
- "How to" guide for using this book
- A brief theology of the ministry
- Sunday-by-Sunday content
- Personal reflections for Communion ministers
Begins with an Introduction and Part I, Liturgy and the Paschal Mystery. Chapters in Part II, Musical Implications and Pastoral Applications are: Defining Liturgical Music," *Singing the Acclamations, - *Singing the Hymns and Songs, - *Singing the Responsorial Psalm, - *Singing the Litanies, - *Selecting Music with the Liturgical Year in Mind, - *Selecting Seasonal Sets of Service Music, - *Selecting a Parish Music Resource. - Concludes with Part III, A Paschal Mystery Spirituality for Liturgical Musicians.
Kathleen Harmon, SNDdeN, PhD, is music director for programs of the Institute for Liturgical Ministry in Dayton, Ohio, the author of the Music Notes column for Liturgical Ministry, and co-author of Living Liturgy: Spirituality, Celebration, and Catechesis for Sundays and Solemnities, published by Liturgical Press."
Living Liturgy™ integrates spirituality and celebration, catechesis and pastoral practice, the ministry of the assembly and other ministries so that celebrating and living go hand-in-hand. Written by a pastorally experienced team with expertise in Scripture, spiritual direction, liturgy, and liturgical music, Living Liturgy™ teaches that we learn from each other of the fullness of God's mystery, and by learning and worshiping together we enrich each other.
Living Liturgy™ helps people live a liturgical spirituality. This is a way of living rooted in liturgy, which opens their vision to their baptismal identity as the Body of Christ and shapes their living according to the dying and rising rhythm of the paschal mystery. The paschal mystery is the entire saving mystery of Jesus Christ---his life, mission, passion, death, resurrection, ascension, sending of the Spirit, and promised second coming---and our participation in this mystery. Liturgy enacts in the here and now Christ's mystery and sends each one of us forth to live this mystery.
Anyone involved with liturgical planning and preparation will benefit from using this resource, including pastoral ministers, liturgy directors, musicians, and liturgy committee members. Living Liturgy™ also assists those who serve the community in the visible liturgical ministries---presiders, deacons, music ministers, hospitality ministers, altar ministers, lectors, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion---because it clearly shows that each ministry deserves not only practical preparation but, even more important, spiritual preparation. Further, catechumens, candidates, and sponsors use Living Liturgy™ to support and deepen their liturgical journey within the RCIA. Members of faith-sharing groups use this resource as the focus of weekly prayer and reflection together. Parents and teachers will find that Living Liturgy™ can be simplified and shared with younger members of the liturgical community.
"Living Liturgy now sits right next to my Lectionary and Sacramentary as a primary source for liturgical planning, and my own personal preparation for entering into liturgical celebration. An absolute must for liturgists, pastors, and parish music ministers." David Haas, Director of The Emmaus Center for Music, Prayer, and Ministry
"Living Liturgy is superb and a valuable addition to material that is useful in assisting the spiritual growth of liturgical ministers and preparation for Sunday celebration. It is a jubilee grace on the pilgrimage to becoming a profoundly Eucharistic people." Glenn Kuhnel, Liturgy Office Diocese of St. Augustine.