Theology 6: The Liturgy & Sacraments
“The purpose of this course is to help students understand that they can encounter Christ today in a full and real way in and through the sacraments, and especially through the Eucharist. Students will examine each of the sacraments in detail so as to learn how they may encounter Christ throughout life.” – USCCB’s Doctrinal Elements of a Curriculum Framework
This course deepens the student’s understanding of the liturgy and sacraments as the primary place of encounter between Jesus Christ, His Body the Church, and the individual believer, and as the primary channel through which He pours out the grace that transforms the believer into the image of the Son in relationship with the Father. The student will understand that Christian liturgy not only recalls the events that saved us but actualizes them, makes them present, and that by it, the believer is freed to begin participating in the heavenly liturgy of adoration and love that characterizes eternal life. The student will learn the necessary personal dispositions by which one accepts the transformative power of the sacraments so as to live a life of virtue and holiness in cooperation with God’s grace.