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Christian Initiation  

Maxwell Johnson

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Mar 2015
“Christian initiation” refers to the ritual process employed by various churches in forming new Christian converts through catechesis (instruction) during the “catechumenate” to baptism, ... More

Christian Marriage and Funeral Services as Rites of Passage  

Ruth A. Meyers

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May 2016
Weddings and funerals mark major transitions in human life. In these rites of passage, which effect a transformation from one status to another, an individual is separated from one state ... More

Ordination: A Catholic Ecclesiological Approach  

James F. Puglisi

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May 2016
Several important works on the history and theology of ordination have been published in the English-speaking world, among the most recent of which is one by Dr. Paul F. Bradshaw.1 The ... More

Reformation Liturgies  

Frank C. Senn

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Oct 2015
The Reformation era was one of the most fertile times for liturgical revision in the history of Christianity between Late Antiquity and the late 20th century. New theological ideas, based ... More

Rites of Reconciliation and Healing in Christian History  

Lizette Larson-Miller

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Jul 2015
Christian rites for reconciliation and healing are intimately related to one another in that individuals and communities are healed and made whole through divine action In ecclesial rites, ... More

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