From world-renowned liturgical theologian Fr. John Baldovin, S.J.
In this erudite and inspiring 12-lecture audio course, you will take a riveting journey through the history of the Catholic faith’s most vital celebration.
The Liturgy of the Eucharist has deep roots in tradition. But the Mass has also enjoyed a dynamic history over the centuries. As you will discover, its ongoing evolution reflects the ever-changing world and Christ’s presence in it.
Like many inquisitive Catholics, you probably have questions about this powerful celebration. Now, you’ll find enlightening answers in this series. Under the tutelage of Father John Baldovin, you’ll learn how the first Christians celebrated the Mass, why it has changed over time, and which practices have remained constant.
Along the way, you will find a wealth of insights into wider Church history and the cultural developments that shaped current practices. This series is perfect for anyone—especially groups—interested in gaining a deeper understanding of theology and liturgical practices.
Each time we celebrate the Mass, we honor Christ’s command to “do this in memory of me.” Now is your chance to explore the history of the liturgy—the marvelous story of the Church’s obedience to that command.
This course is part of the Learn25 collection and includes a free PDF study guide.